Lots of you have been asking about website verification for Pinterest — the process that tells Pinterest that you own the website listed in your profile. Once your site is verified, your blog’s URL appears on your profile and in search results alongside the nifty little “Verified!” checkmark.
We’ve now added Pinterest to the list of webmaster tools we support. Verifying your blog with Pinterest is as easy as cutting and pasting a single line of code and hitting “save.”
(There I am, all verified. Don’t I look like a power user?)
If the idea of having to deal with code makes your nervous, don’t worry; our simple instructions tell you exactly what to put where. In less than a minute, you can have a checkmark of your very own, letting your followers know that you’re a trusted source of finding awesome stuff on the internet.
- Jan 9, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
- New Features
Jan 9th at 4:39 pm
Reblogged this on tinprinting.
Jan 9th at 4:40 pm
Wow thank you. I just saw the pinterest site verification and I thought it can’t be applied in wp.com. Now it’s finally here. Great work!
Jan 9th at 4:48 pm
Thanks! This was much needed.
Jan 9th at 4:55 pm
Jan 9th at 4:57 pm
Have added it to our blog, thanks
Jan 9th at 5:03 pm
Thank you for the clear and simple instructions. Easy!
Jan 9th at 5:16 pm
Done! Very simple to follow instructions. Great quick response to Pinterest feature – thanks
Jan 9th at 5:22 pm
I’ve been answering question on the support forums exactly this Pinterest business site verification issue for awhile now. It’s good to see that the support documentation has been updated. Thanks so much for doing that.
Jan 9th at 5:26 pm
Jan 9th at 5:28 pm
Reblogged this on Spencer Wade's Blog.
Jan 9th at 5:52 pm
Thanks, I’ll give this a try. I’m proud of my site and my Pinterest page.
Jan 9th at 6:03 pm
This is AWESOME and the directions were so easy!! Thank you so much!!
Jan 9th at 6:22 pm
Wow! I’m going to have to take advantage of this with my .net
Jan 9th at 6:25 pm
Gracias y Feliz Ano Nuevo! I especially appreciate the instructions.
Jan 9th at 6:37 pm
Thank you for this exciting news. When I am in my WordPress Tools Available page, I do not see any “Pinterest Site Verification field” OR “Website Verification Services header”, please help point me in the right way! Thanks!
Jan 9th at 6:59 pm
Jan 9th at 7:01 pm
is this eventually going to be updated for self-hosted (WordPress.org) blogs as well?
Jan 9th at 7:05 pm
Reblogged this on Feathernet and commented:
nice work.. pinterest taking over..
Jan 9th at 7:09 pm
Explain what you mean by a custom domain.
Jan 9th at 7:17 pm
Cool. Thank you
Jan 9th at 7:38 pm
That’s brilliant! I was just trying to do this the other day with little success……. It’s worked a treat now! Many thanks
Jan 9th at 7:45 pm
Awesome and thanks for the instructions!
Jan 9th at 7:58 pm
thanks for this option…
however i think giving option to add Our GPlus Profile link with our website is more useful. so that in search people can see author details…more power user.
Jan 9th at 8:03 pm
I don’t understand the concept. What does verification mean and why do I want it. Perhaps another post to your blog would explain it.
Jan 9th at 8:04 pm
Thank you! That was easy. I couldn’t figure it out before.
Jan 9th at 8:08 pm
Reblogged this on Ich sag mal.
Jan 9th at 8:11 pm
One tine detail- it loks like, in the instructions, that the meta tag is included in the bold/copy portion. Do not include the “” – then it works a charm.
Jan 9th at 8:17 pm
Is it really needed!
Jan 9th at 8:32 pm
does that include facebook and twitter users / ? / they use web/logs AKA blogs or v/logs / ? /
Jan 9th at 8:57 pm
Jan 9th at 8:57 pm
This is awesome! Thanks for the share!
Jan 9th at 9:04 pm
I’m more interested in Springpad than pinterest.
Jan 9th at 9:20 pm
Michelle, you obviously have a sense of humour that doesn’t exclude sending yourself up. You should be an Aussie, mate! Does having my WordPress.com blog redirected (only) to my own domain count?
Jan 9th at 9:20 pm
Awesome! Thanks for adding Pinterest!
Jan 9th at 10:04 pm
Thank you, muchly!!!!!!!
Jan 9th at 10:21 pm
I have the latest version of WordPress installed, but for some reason, there is no Website Verification Services header in my list of Available Tools. Only Press This, and Categories and Tags Converter. Please help?
Jan 9th at 10:31 pm
I’m confused. Same as what someone else posted. When I am in WordPress Tools Available page, I do not see any “Pinterest Site Verification field” OR “Website Verification Services header” either. I only see “Press this” and “Categories and Tags Converter” under available tools. Then there are toolbar options under tools to import/export.
Jan 9th at 10:48 pm
Reblogged this on The Praxis Share.
Jan 9th at 11:04 pm
I saw this last night and set it up then– easy and awesome. Thank you!!
Jan 9th at 11:06 pm
Excellent! Thank you!
Jan 9th at 11:15 pm
Jan 10th at 12:21 am
Thank You! Brilliant!
Jan 10th at 1:14 am
Jan 10th at 1:36 am
Love it! Look forward to getting home to my computer then will connect the dots :]
Jan 10th at 1:48 am
WE CAN HAS GOOGLE+?
Jan 10th at 1:51 am
Thank you! I’ve been trying to figure out how to get verified for the past week & the confusion was driving me crazy!
Jan 10th at 1:52 am
THANK YOU! I could not figure out to do this and you made it easy enough for me, so I know anybody can do it! lol
Jan 10th at 3:06 am
Reblogged this on allcelebritiesworld's Blog.
Jan 10th at 3:18 am
My site is self-hosted with WordPress.org. I tried following the Pinterest instructions, but they aren’t as clear as yours. I’m afraid I don’t know how to do that whole download to root file thing. Do you suppose that WP.org will ever make the process as easy as the WP.com one?
Jan 10th at 3:36 am
Thanks michelle w. I’ve been wanting to do that and couldn’t figure it out!! Now, I did it Thank you so much!!!!
Jan 10th at 4:03 am
Jan 10th at 5:55 am
Reblogged this on aarfrescue.
Jan 10th at 8:38 am
Great stuff Michelle! It took me under a minute to verify my site. You are just too excellent for words! Cheers mate!
Jan 10th at 8:44 am
Pinterest? Why not Tumblr? Hmmm… Either way… It’s good news for some
Jan 10th at 9:05 am
This is AWESOME…………….
Jan 10th at 10:58 am
Awesome ! Thank you for this update !
Jan 10th at 11:06 am
Reblogged this on pavankumars.
Jan 10th at 1:29 pm
Reblogged this on Sewfrench and commented:
Have you verified your WordPress account with your Pinterest account? It is not as hard as it seems. Plus you get this nifty little checkmark that not everyone has!
Jan 10th at 1:38 pm
I want to have a “Pin It” button on my blog. I have completed the verification process for pintrest. Could you help?
Jan 10th at 2:06 pm
@michelle w. – tried to verify again early this morning with the same result, tried again just now, still get this message: “Right now, we can only verify top-level domains. We hope to offer more options soon. Click here for more information.”
Jan 10th at 3:55 pm
Thanks for helping us with this step and showing us how it’s done. Each new platform added out there means there’s more to be done.
Jan 10th at 6:18 pm
HURRAY!!!! I just did it and it was sooo simple.
Jan 10th at 9:50 pm
Reblogged this on Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugboat Captain's Wife and commented:
Has everyone seen this?
Jan 11th at 8:10 am
This is new for me, thank you
Jan 11th at 9:14 am
Mirroring everyone else, thanks for doing this and for the clear instructions!
Jan 11th at 5:15 pm
Thank you! I loved the simple instructions!
Jan 12th at 2:47 am
thanks for the heads up!
Jan 12th at 5:29 pm
Yay! Done! you guys are the best. xx
Jan 13th at 12:48 pm
perfect and so simple! That’s why I love WordPress! Thank you!
Jan 14th at 3:02 am
Pinterest is something new for me …, thank you very much !
Jan 14th at 5:14 am