There are certain steps you need to take to put your businesses in front of the right audience on Pinterest. One of them is to add your website/blog on Pinterest.
This page covers it all. Showing you step-by-step to add your website and claim your website. It is simple, follow the steps laid here and get it all done by yourself within a few minutes.
Let’s go straight to the reason for this page.
But first, understand that you must have created a Pinterest account where you can apply everything disused on this page. See how to sign up on Pinterest.com now.
How to Add Website or Blog on Pinterest
1. Click the “Arrow-down” button to open the Pinterest menu. Then click “Settings”.
2. Make you’re in the “Edit Profile” page.
Go to the “Website URL” column and enter your website or blog URL, click the “Done” button at the top of the page.
Now, your website is added to your Pinterest Profile account. Which means when an audience views your profile page, they should see your name, username, Bio, your website address, and your location (if you added those too information).
Your website on the Pinterest page will be live (that is clickable) to redirect to your main page. And that also means you’ve just gotten a backlink from Pinterest.
But that’s not all yet.
What if you have a website or blog where you post information, or it’s an e-commernce website and you want to link to your Pinterest page. Probabbly the Pinterest page was for the blog, right?
Then you should end by just adding your website URL on the profile account.
You have to go further to claim that website on the Pinterest to enable Pinterest to recognize your website and every content coming from the blog/website.
That takes us to claiming your website on Pinterest.
How to Claim Website / Blog URL on Pinterest Account
When you claim your content, your name and profile picture will show up next to any Pins that come from your site or external accounts.
1. Make sure you are on the “Claim” page.
Then click on “Website”, you should see a pop-up containing the html code you need to insect in your website to claim that the site you’ve added on Pinterest belongs to you.
2. Select method to use claim your website.
Now choose how you want to claim your website on Pinterest. There are 3 options to get your website claimed, and these options depend on your understanding or access to your website server.
(a) Add HTML tag
(b) Upload HTML file
(c) Add TXT record
let’s go further to explain how the above htlp tags/files works.
(a) Add HTML tag: This is will be a better option for you if you’re a newbie and if you do not have direct access to your site server.
The Add HTML tag allows you to add the tag into the <Header> section of your website. Accessing your website <head> requires you to edit your site theme or template.
But you stand a chance of losing the HTML tag whenever you make changes on your site theme since the tag was pasted into the theme head. Which is the reason it’s not advisable to use this option if you have access to the server.
Alternatively, some CMS like WordPress has plugins (Headers and Footers, SEO Yoast, etc) that help keep this HTML code, so that the code remains even when you delete or change the theme. Although, you’ll still lose the tag when the plugin(s) is selected or reset.
(b) Upload HTML file: This is the best option (if you have access to the server or can reach out to your developer) to “Upload HTML file” into your site home-file.
With this, even if any plugin or site theme/template is deleted, edited or rest – you still won’t lose the HTML code, because it is uploaded to the root file on the server.
(c) Add TXT record: Adding the Add TXT record is almost the same as uploading, but this time you are a recode to the server. make sure to save the record with a .txt, that makes the record valid.
But the Txt record can still be lost if you migrate your site to another server. Because the TXT records doesn’t migrate with it.
Remember to save your settings after place those HTML tags or files.
Click on the “Continue” button after applying the HTML tag into your website.
3. Provide the website that you have inserted the HTML Tag.
The next page will be requested for the website that you have inserted the HTML tag. Enter the website correctly, then click the “Verify” button to complete the claiming of your website on Pinterest.
You should see next a confirmation page letting you know that your site was successfully confirmed and claimed on Pinterest.
Click on the “Done” button to close the notification box.
Indeed you have just completed the process of adding Website or Blog on Pinterest.
You can as well follow the same process to claim/add more website on Pinterest.
Common Asked Question
1. Can I apply the three methods at once?
ANS: Yes you can apply the 3 methods at once. But Pinterest only need one of it correctly done and saved in order to claim your website.
2. Which of these method would be best to apply?
I personally recommend the Upload HTML file because it remains with the site files when theme or plugin is deleted, or whether the site has been migrated to another server.
All you need to do is; download the file, contact your developer (or your host) and ask him to upload the file right inside your site file root.
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