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How to Claim Website on Pinterest

Are you looking for how to claim website on Pinterest?

When you verify your website with the Pinterest claim feature, you will get some features added to your Pinterest account.

In this article, we will show you the easiest ways to claim your website on Pinterest.

If you want to skip to a particular part of this article, you can use the table of content below to navigate to where you want to start reading from.

Why do I need to Claim my Website on Pinterest?

You can use all the features of Pinterest without claiming your website or social media pages but there is an advantage when you claim your website.

When you claim your site and social media pages on Pinterest, your name and profile picture will appear next to pins that are shared from your site or social media pages.

If your readers love the contents on your site, they could share them to Pinterest. When they share these contents, your Pinterest name and profile picture will appear next to the pins.

Check this image below to understand better;

Before claiming website on Pinterest
Before we claimed website on Pinterest
After we claimed website on Pinterest
After we claimed website on Pinterest

This will not only increase your Pinterest followers, but it will also improve your branding.

Before now, if you wanted to claim your website on Pinterest, you had to convert your Pinterest personal account to a business account. Right now, this feature is available to everyone.

How to Claim Website on Pinterest (WordPress Users)

WordPress is a popular content management system, hence it is used by a lot of people. Due to its popularity and open-source nature, there are plugins that can do almost everything on WordPress for free.

There are many plugins that you can use to claim your website on Pinterest but we will teach you how to use the RankMath plugin to do it with ease.

We prefer the RankMaths plugin because it has a lot of features that you can use it for. RankMath does the job of over 15 WordPress Plugins.

Here’s how to claim your website using RankMath.

Step 1: Install the Rank Math Plugin on your computer if you have not already done so.

RankMath Plugin

Step 2: Go to Rank Math > General Settings

RankMath General Settings

Step 3: Click on Webmaster Tools.

RankMath webmaster settings

Step 4: Scroll down to see Pinterest Verification ID.

Step 5: Go to your Pinterest settings.

Step 6: Click the Claim button.

Claim website on Pinterest

Step 7: Click on claim next to the website option.

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Step 8: Copy the Add HTML Tag and click continue.

Pinterest Html tag

Step 9: Go back to your website (where you left off in step 4) and paste the code there. 

Save changes when you are done.

Step 10: Go back to Pinterest and enter your website URL.

verify site on pinterest

Sometimes you have to add the www prefix to your site before it works e.g (www.techofferz.com and not techofferz.com)

If done correctly, you have successfully claimed your website on Pinterest.

How to Claim Website on Pinterest for Shopify Users

Shopify is an excellent tool for an E-commerce business. If you run your E-commerce business with Shopify then Pinterest and Instagram should be on your top potential traffic source.

Check out the steps below to see how to Claim your Shopify website on Pinterest.

Step 1: Go to your Pinterest settings.

Step 2: Click the Claim button.

claim website on pinterest

Step 3: Click on claim next to the website option.

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Step 4: Copy the Add HTML Tag and click continue.

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Step 5: Log in to your Shopify store and click online store.

Step 6: Select themes to display the Shopify theme settings.

Step 7: Click on Actions and select the edit code option.

Step 8: Under layout, select theme.liquid.

Step 9: Paste the code you copied under the <head> tag like in the image below.

You can use Ctrl+F to find the <head> tag if you do not see it immediately.

Step 10: Go back to Pinterest and enter your Shopify website URL.

Click on verify when you are done.

How to Claim Website on Pinterest for SquareSpace Users

Squarespace is a great platform for users looking to build a website with a few click of a button.

If you are a Squarespace user, follow the steps below to claim your Squarespace website on Pinterest.

Step 1: Go to your Pinterest Settings.

Step 2: Click the Claim button.

claim website on pinterest

Step 3: Click on claim next to the website option.

claim website on pinterest 2

Step 4: Copy the Add HTML Tag and click continue.

pinterest html tag

Step 5: Go to your Squarespace dashboard and select the website you want to verify on Pinterest.

Step 6: At the left-hand side, click on settings.

Step 7: Scroll to the bottom and click on Advanced.

Step 8: Click on Code injection.

Step 9: Paste the code at the Header section and save.

Step 10: Go back to Pinterest and enter your Squarespace website URL.

claim website pinterest

Step 11: Click on Verify.

How to Claim Website on Pinterest for Blogger Users (Blogspot.com)

Blogger was first created in 2003 before Google bought the platform. This free blog creation platform was the most preferred platform before WordPress came into the picture.

Do you have a blogger.com blog?

Follow the steps below to claim your blogger website on Pinterest.

Step 1: Go to your Pinterest Settings.

Step 2: Click the Claim button.

claim website on pinterest

Step 3: Click on claim next to the website option.

claim website on pinterest 2

Step 4: Copy the Add HTML Tag and click continue.

pinterest html tag

Step 5: Log in to your Blogger.com dashboard.

Step 6: Select the blog you want to claim if you have more than one blog.

Step 7: At the left-hand side, select theme.

Step 8: Click on the drop-down menu on customize to reveal the options.

Step 9: Select “Edit HTML”.

Step 10: Search for <head> in the code area.

You can do this by placing your mouse in the code area and press Ctrl+F on your keyboard to find.

Step 11: Paste the code from Pinterest directly under <head>.

Hit the save button when you are done.

Step 12: Go back to Pinterest and enter your website URL and click verify.

claim website pinterest

Step 13: Click on verify

How to Claim Website on Pinterest for Custom CMS Users

This method is for you if you built your website with HTML from scratch or you are using a custom made CMS platform.

For this to work, you must have access to Cpanel on your web hosting account.

Step 1: Go to your Pinterest Settings.

Step 2: Click the Claim button.

claim website on pinterest

Step 3: Click on claim next to the website option.

claim website on pinterest 2

Step 4: Select the “Add Txt Record” box to copy the code to your clipboard.

Step 5: Log in to your Cpanel.

Step 6: Click on Zone Editor (this might be called DNS manager in your web host).

Step 7: Select manage next to the domain name you want to verify on Pinterest.

Step 8: Click on Add record.

Step 9: From record type, select TXT.

Step 10: For Valid domain name, enter @ or your domain e.g techofferz.com.

Paste the code you copied from Pinterest in the Text record. 

See screenshot below to understand better.

Click on Add record when you are done.

Step 11: Go back to Pinterest, enter your website URL and click verify.

claim website pinterest

Why Pay Attention to Pinterest?

Pinterest has proven to be a great traffic source for content creators and E-commerce businesses.

With a user base of over 335 million users, Pinterest is certain to make you some sales and send eyeballs to your website.

We hope you have learnt how to claim website on Pinterest. You may also check our article on 7 Best cheap Convertkit alternatives and Pinterest video downloader.

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