Pinterest just roll out website verification features for profile pages. This feature is intended to let other pinners learn more about the people or businesses they're following on Pinterest and also create a little more authority and credibility to your pages or brands.
If you have been editing your profile settings recently, you may noticed that the website verification option have been included to the setting options, which you can use to link your Pinterest account to your blog or site alongside with a checkmark next to your domain in search results and on your profile.
The bonus you will get from this changes is that the link from your profile happens to be a do-follow link for mean time, which means you will get some extra link juice in form of SEO benefits.
After verifying your site on Pinterest, the globe small icon that appears on your profile, will be replaced with the full url of your website and with a checkmark icon notifying that you have been verified, don't you think this new feature really make sense?
Well since everyone is concerned about is site traffic and engagement level, then we should consider this feature as a tool to generate some. Now let's go straight to the point without wasting much time.
Go to Pinterest and login to your profile. Then click on your profile name which is located at the top right corner and select Settings.
On your profile settings page, scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find the website field and enter your website URL and click on the Verify Website button.
On the next page you will be given two different options to verify your website. You can verify your blog or website by uploading a HTML file onto your hosting server and let Pinterest verify it. But i will only discuss on how to verify your website by placing HTML meta tag, because this the only method most bloggers or webmaster can follow especially if their blog is not self-hosted.
Now click on the Verify by meta tag link to continue.
In the next window, copy the HTML meta tag and go to your website template Edit HTML section and paste the HTML meta tag code after <head>
- Go to Template > Edit HTML > Proceed
- Find <head> and paste the HTML meta tag code after it.
- Save your template.
Once you are verified, you will receive a notification stating that We successfully verified your website!. Click on Go to your profile to see your website appearing next to your profile about section.
Now you can remove the HTML meta tag from your template if you wish and you are done.
Did you find Pinterest beneficial for your business or brand? Have you verified your website on Pinterest? What do you think about this new signal?
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