Thursday, October 25, 2012

How To: Verify Your Website on Pinterest

Pinterest added a feature today that aims at giving website owners proof that they own the site in their profile. 
Verifying a website is pretty easy (for most site admins). All you have to do is:
  1. Go to the settings option of your Pinterest profile;
  2. About halfway down on the settings page, you will see a space to fill in your website. Fill it in and click the verify option;
  3. You will be prompted to download an html file and upload it to your site. Do this;
  4. Go back to the verification instruction page and confirm that you've uploaded the file. Pinterest will check for the file and verify your site.

OK, here is the catch: Unlike most site verification processes, there is the option to upload the file to your site. Usually you have a second option to place code on your site if you are unable to access your site files. 
Unfortunately, PinterestInsider is a Blogger site, so I am unable to upload a file to my site (if anyone knows a workaround, email me!) making me unable to verify the site. Hopefully, Pinterest adds the code snippet option in the near future to plug this obvious hole.
There you have it. A (for the most part) simple process to verify your site.
Happy Pinning!

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