Looking for an EASY way to claim your website on Pinterest WITHOUT having to edit code? I got ya covered. 😉
To do this, all you need to do is install the Yoast SEO plugin—which you probably already have! And if you don't, I'll walk you through how to install it below, and the plugin is totally FREE.
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Why claim your website on Pinterest at all?
According to Carly, who teaches the fantastic course Pinteresting Strategies, having a verified website on your Pinterest account can help you rank better.
“You want Pinterest to KNOW you are a content creator, so you must claim your website. That is how they KNOW you are a content creator, and they give “priority” distribution to pins made by content creators and pinned by their claimed accounts.”Carly Campbell, Pinteresting Strategies
How to Claim Your Website on Pinterest Using Yoast SEO Plugin (FREE)
Step 1: Install Yoast SEO plugin.
Log into your WordPress dashboard and go to Plugins > Add New and type in “Yoast” in the search bar to find it. Click “Install Now.” And then click “Activate.”
Step 2: Click on Yoast SEO in WordPress Dashboard. Go to Social and then the Pinterest tab.
Now that you've installed and activated your Yoast SEO plugin, you can find it in the left sidebar in your WordPress dashboard. Go to Y SEO > Social. Then click on the Pinterest tab.
Step 3: Open a new tab and log into your Pinterest account. Click the down arrow on the upper right corner, and click Settings.
Step 4: On the lefthand menu, click “Claim.” On the right, click the red button that says “Claim” under your website.
Step 5: A box that says “Choose how you want to claim” will pop up. Under “Add HTML tag,” click the HTML code in the box to COPY it.
Step 6: Now, go back to your WordPress tab. Paste the HTML code into Yoast SEO.
Step 7: Return to Pinterest and type your blog URL into the box and click “Verify.”
Step 8: It should now say “Connected!”
How can you tell if you've properly claimed your website on Pinterest? 🤔
Easy! Just go to your Pinterest profile and look at your website URL. If it has been properly claimed, then it should have a checkmark next to it, like below:
And that's it! I hope this helps you claim your website on Pinterest without any headaches. Happy blogging!