Freckles in April: Blog Therapy | Verify Your Blog on Pinterest

Monday, August 5, 2013

Blog Therapy | Verify Your Blog on Pinterest


Verifying your Blogger-hosted blog with Pinterest is super quick and easy and it makes it a lot harder for someone to pretend to be you (it happens, unfortunately. Especially as your blog grows!). Here's how to do it:

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Go to your Pinterest account (mine is http://pinterest.com/frecklesinapril) and click the little gray pencil icon in the header (which you can see grayed out behind the popup window) to edit your profile. Then click "Verify Website."


You don't want to download the verification file! Click the red link that says "Verify with a meta tag" instead.


Highlight the meta tag in the grab box and copy it. Don't close this window!

In another browser tab, go to your Blogger dashboard > Template > edit HTML.


Search for <head> (do this by clicking within the HTML body and pressing ctrl+f). Right BELOW <head>, paste in the meta tag that Pinterest created for you. Click "Save Template."

Then, hop back over to your Pinterest window.


Click "Complete Verification." Nothing happened when I clicked, but when I clicked again it said it was already verified. So I clicked over and, sure enough-


I'm verified!

Questions? Go ahead and leave them in the comments.


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5 comments:

  1. That was fantastic! It literally took me all of 2 minutes to do. Thanks for the instructions!

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  2. I love your blog therapy posts and I don't even have a blog. :)

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  3. i just did this and it worked exactly like you said. thanks for the tip!

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  4. k, now tell me how to make is so that when someone pins something from my blog, there is a prefilled description for them! I can NOT figure that one out!

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  5. Thanks so much for the post! I tried to verify my blog ages ago and eventually gave up, it seemed to complicated, but I just used your tutorial and it worked perfectly, thanks!

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