October 29, 2012

3 steps to verify your website on Pinterest

Show off your website url on Pinterest

Target audience: Businesses, brands, marketers, Web publishers — anyone with a Pinterest account and a website.

JD LasicaYou may have missed the announcement Thursday that Pinterest is now giving website owners a way to verify your website on your Pinterest profile page, whether it’s your own page or your brand’s page.

The idea is that by attaching your online identity to your Pinterest account, it brings a little more authority and credibility to your pages there — or, as Pinterest puts it, they’re letting you “express who you are.” It’s a good idea to go ahead and do that, since the pinboard-style image sharing website is now the third most popular social networking site, behind only Facebook and Twitter. (I’m at http://pinterest.com/jdlasica, come say hi and show off your own boards.)

3 steps to verify, but you need access to your site

1To begin, log in to your Pinterest account and select Settings in the dropdown under your icon at the top right. Scroll down and click the Verify Website button next to your site’s url. Note that Pinterest only supports verification for top-level domains, like www.yourcompany.com (or .org, .biz, .co, etc.). Continue reading