Pinterest have added a new feature to their website where you can now verify your ownership of your website that you have linked to your profile. It’s great for someone like us, as our Pinterest is a page dedicated to our website. Of course, we will be adding the same verification to our personal profiles too. It will show that your profile is an official one, and in a way seems rather like Twitter’s Verified Profiles, although of course they are a lot harder to get and you can’t even apply for them.
Pinterest’s blog post explains how you can go about the verification process:
To verify your website, visit your Settings page and click on the Verify Website button. Currently, we only support top-level domains, such as happymundane.com. We will work on supporting more options in the future.
Some people who had blogs, such as Tumblr users who are massively connected to Pinterest on average, have reported some issues with verification. A top comment to this blog post explains to Tumblr users how to go about verifying your website:
I just verified my website on Pinterest and it was very easy. For other people using a tumblr account as their host and own a domain, here’s a few quick steps to get verified within 5 minutes:
1 – Go to settings in Pinterest and click on “Verify Website”.
2 – Press “Download the HTML verification file”.
3 – Open the file in a Notepad and copy the whole code.
4 – Go to your blog and click on “Customize” on the top right (need to be logged in tumblr).
5 – Click on “Add a page” as if you were creating a new page.
6 – Select “Custom Layout” in the menu.
7 – Type the name of the file as the page URL, it should look like pinterest-47b03.html.
8 – Do not check “Show a link to this page” because you don’t want your menu to link to it.
9 – Paste the code from the file in the box and click create page.
10 – Go back to the Pinterest verification page press the “Click here” link.
Have you verified? Let us know in the comments below.