How to claim your website on pinterest

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You want to know how you can claim your website on Pinterest?

Well, I am sure you want to bring more traffic to your website using Pinterest.

First, I will like to welcome you on board.

Pinterest is indeed a fantastic tool to leverage your blog traffic. I cannot tell you how happy I have been since I started to use Pinterest.

My blog traffic is increasing a lot, and I am glad I gave Pinterest a try.

If you have just started a blog or any website that uses many images, Pinterest can be the most crucial traffic source.

Why I am saying so?

Take a look, how many clicks a single Pin generated in the last 24 hours.

 

That being said, once you start to use Pinterest, your blog traffic will grow significantly.

How to claim your website on Pinterest

Before you claim your website with Pinterest, you will need to upgrade your profile to a business account.

It seems that personal and business accounts have different terms of services. Commercial use of Pinterest is only allowed to business accounts.

When you convert your account, you will have these benefits:

  • You will have access to Pinterest analytics.
  • You will be able to promote your pins for more traffic.
  • You will be able to use Rich pins.

Let’s convert your account now.

 

Step 1. Convert your Pinterest account

On the top right corner, click on the down arrow. Choose “settings,” and you will be directed to the “Edit your profile” section.

Now, click on “account settings” and scroll down to the bottom where you will find “Account changes.”

Now, click on the “Convert account.”

You will get the below screen where you will have to confirm your email address and accepting Pinterest’s Business Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Hit on continue.

Voila, your account personal account has been converted to a business account. 

Pro tip: If you don’t want to convert your account, you can create a new business account for Pinterest.

 

Step 2. Claim your website

Just as with converting your account, head over to the “Edit your profile” section.

On the left side, you will find the claim. Click on it, and you will be given the option to enter your website URL.

Enter your full website URL.

Pinterest will give you two options to verify your website. You can either add an HTML tag, or you can upload an HTML file.

 

Choose the HTML tag and copy the tag to your website. 

Don’t worry. It’s straightforward. There are many ways to add an HTML tag to your website. 

But we won’t discuss them all. I will show you the two fastest ways.

First, if you are using the Yoast SEO plugin, it will be simple for you. 

Head over to your WordPress dashboard and click SEO, then click social.

Before you paste the code, you will have to make sure that the open graph is enabled. You will find this option under the Facebook tab.

Now click on the Pinterest tab and enter the HTML tag. Click on save changes. 

Now head over to Pinterest, where you previously chose the “Add HTML tag” click on next, then submit it.

Pinterest will notify you by email if the claim has been successful.

 

If you are not using the Yoast SEO plugin, you will need to install and activate the “Headers and Footers” plugin.

Once you have activated the plugin, head over to Settings » Insert Headers and Footers in your WordPress admin.

In the header section, paste the HTML tag and click on save.

Now head over to Pinterest, where you previously chose the “Add HTML tag” click on next, then submit it.

Congratulations. Now that you have claimed your website, it’s time to add some new pins to your boards.

But before that, you will need to optimize your boards so that people can find you on Pinterest.

 

Bonus: How to increase your blog traffic with Pinterest

I have prepared a detailed guide to help you with that: How to name your Pinterest boards to get more clicks.

Once you have optimized your boards, the next step will be to create awesome pins for your profile.

By far, the easiest way to create pins is to use Canva

Create your free Canva account here.

Once you have created your pins, you will need to add them to your boards.

If you are new to Pinterest, I will suggest you to try to add your pins manually. This will help you get more traffic to your unique business profile.

Related article: Pinterest manual pinning strategy for more traffic

If you want to optimize your Pinterest account for more traffic, this below article will help you to do that:

Once you have a constant traffic flow to your website, you will have to use Pinterest to make more money.

I have a detailed guide to help you make money on Pinterest with your blog.

 

Final Thoughts: How to claim your website on Pinterest.

You see, it was not that difficult to claim your website with Pinterest.

Now you will have access to Pinterest analytics, ads program, your pins stats, and more.

Pinterest is a fantastic platform, and if you use it effectively, you can attract a lot of traffic to your blog.

If you liked this post, don’t forget to share it so that others can benefit from it.

See you soon!

 

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