Exciting news!! You can now verify your website on Pinterest!
We have an updated article on how to verify your website on Pinterest: Pinterest Site Verification: Easy Step-by-Step Guide
Earlier today, Pinterest announced that they have released a new website / domain verification feature. It just takes a moment to verify your website on Pinterest, which will add credibility to your Pinterest profile. It will also prevent others from using your domain.
To start, log-in to Pinterest and go to your Settings tab. Scroll down until you see the option to verify your domain on Pinterest.
3 easy steps to verify your domain on Pinterest:
- Download a simple HTML verification file. It’s small- only 8kb.
- Upload the file to your web server (ONLY top-level domains can be verified on Pinterest at this time. So, pinleague.com can be verified on Pinterest but (e.g.) pinleague.tumblr.com can not).
- Return to your setting page to complete the process.
After you install the file, you’ll see something like this. It’s a bit creepy…how did they know I’m looking good? I mean, I am writing this in my favorite PJ’s…
Voila! Users are now able to see our full domain on our profile and in Pinterest search results with a checkmark indicating we’ve been verified!
Here are a couple more examples from the Pinterest Blog:
If you have suggestions on alternative verification options, please visit this form to let Pinterest know.
Daniel Maloney is the CEO and Co-founder of Tailwind (http://tailwindapp.com), the leading Visual Marketing platform loved by over 50,000 brands big and small. Tailwind helps make your marketing on Pinterest and Instagram easier, faster and more effective. A veteran of the internet industry, Danny lead New Initiatives at Google Maps / Local and YouTube, served as General Manager of AOL Video and founded other companies in the fields of e-commerce and visual discovery prior to Tailwind.