Pinterest account has “verify website“ feature which help “show pinners you are a trustworthy source“. After successful website verification with specific Pinternet account, you should see tick mark at the top part of your Pinternet profile. This mark indicates verified status of Pinterest account in relation with website mentioned in your Pinterest profile.
Website verification procedure for Pinterest account
1. Login into Pinterest account and then click on Edit button (pen shape icon) at the top part. This will open ‘Edit Profile’ pop-up box. Look for ‘website’ option at the bottom.
2. Enter your website URL like https://basicwp.com and then click on Verify Website button. It will provide you two ways to verify website. First method is to download and html file. For this, click Download Verification File button. Once file is downloaded, you need to upload it to your website root using ftp program.
3. For majority users, this can be too geeky to achieve. So using second method of meta tags in much easier. Click Verify with meta tag option at bottom left and you should see one line of code.
For Genesis users: In WordPress Dashboard, goto Genesis > Theme Settings option. Then goto “Header and Footer Scripts” area and paste this meta tag code in the wp_head() section. Click ‘Save Settings‘ button and its all done.
For other WordPress users: Install Pinterest Verify plugin, goto this plugin settings and then paste the unique number as seen in meta code in the box provided there. Click ‘Save Changes‘ button to complete process. Make sure you delete cache, if you any caching plugin for successful verification of website with Pinterest account.
4. Once you are done with code addition, click ‘Complete Verification‘ button. Your Pinterest profile should have verified website listed successful (provided code was added correctly, as explained above).
Video: Website Verification on Pinterest Account
If you are good are navigating and editing php files of WordPress theme, then you can also manually paste the meta code in the theme code directly. Make sure meta code output in the <head> section of the theme.