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How to Claim your Website & Socials on Pinterest for Business

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Are you wondering how to claim your websites and socials on Pinterest? Well, today I’m going to show you step-by-step how to claim your WordPress sites, Shopify stores and Etsy shops. Of course, I will also teach you how to claim your YouTube channel and your Instagram account.

Before we dive, in don’t forget to hit that big red subscribe button and hit the bell to be notified when I post my third video in this series all about how to do keyword research. You definitely don’t want to miss out on how to do keyword research because it’s a crucial element in getting your Pinterest account started and off the ground.

I’ve actually helped hundreds of bloggers, influencers and e-commerce businesses drive tons of traffic to their website and their socials utilizing my Pinterest strategies. Without further ado, let’s dive in.


How to Claim a WordPress website on Pinterest

Image of Adrianna from Kordial Media Pinterest Marketing Agency explaining how to claim your website on Pinterest.

  1. login in to Pinterest
  2. click the carot
  3. select Settings
  4. select Claim
  5. copy “HTLM Tag”
  6. login to the back end of your WordPress site
  7. download the plugin called “header footer HTML”
  8. paste the code in the <head> section
  9. save
  10. back to Pinterest click continue
  11. paste your website
  12. click verify
  13. you should see a green checkmark

 

Now, the way to know that your website is verified is you will see the globe check mark next to your website over here. Please note you can claim multiple sites on one account.


How to Claim a Squarespace Website on Pinterest

  1. login in to Pinterest
  2. click the carot
  3. select Settings
  4. select Claim
  5. copy “HTLM Tag”
  6. log into your Squarespace website
  7. go to settings on the left
  8. click advanced
  9. click code injection
  10. paste the code from Pinterest in the header section
  11. back to Pinterest click continue
  12. paste your website
  13. click verify
  14. you should see a green checkmark

 

Now, the way to know that your website is verified is you will see the globe check mark next to your website over here. Please note you can claim multiple sites on one account.


How to Claim Instagram on Pinterest

Image of Adrianna from Kordial Media Pinterest Marketing Agency explaining how to claim your website on Pinterest.

  1. login in to Pinterest
  2. click the carot
  3. select Settings
  4. select Claim

Next, you’re going to open a separate tab and you’re going to log in to your Instagram account. Now, I’m going to go back to Pinterest and click claim next to “Instagram”, and it will automatically log you into or sync your Instagram to your Pinterest account. So you’re going to click to allow for that account to be claimed.


How to Claim your Etsy Shop & Youtube on Pinterest

Claiming your Etsy shop and YouTube is the exact same process as the Instagram, where you login to your accounts by clicking “claim” next to each.


How to Claim your Shopify Store on Pinterest

Image of Adrianna from Kordial Media Pinterest Marketing Agency explaining how to claim your website on Pinterest.

  1. login in to Pinterest
  2. click the carot
  3. select Settings
  4. select Claim

To sync the Shopify, you want to click the install app button next to “Shopify”. It’s going to open to the Shopify app store where you want to add the app. Once you’ve added the app to your Shopify store, and you fill in their questionnaire it’s pretty much done and your website should be claimed automatically.

 

Hey, quick break. Did you actually know, I have a complete experts guide on how to create a Pinterest strategy that’s personalized to your business? Lucky for you you can download it completely for free in the description box below of this video. Now back to the steps.


What to Do if Pinterest is Giving You Trouble Claiming

  1. go ahead and contact Pinterest help center at this point to ask them how to fix your issue.
  2. Google “Pinterest help center”
  3. click contact us
  4. fill in the appropriate appeals
  5. click business and advertising
  6. business profiles set up
  7. click continue
  8. claim my website
  9. fill in first name, last name, username, email address > then describe your issue

You write a subject line, and then you would describe the issue. And once you’re done with that, you would click continue and submit. Now you’ll just wait for their response and they’ll help guide you, or they’ll either maybe do it for you or they’ll fix the issue on their end until you’re able to finally claim your Instagram or Etsy shop, or whatever’s giving you that issue.


Conclusion

Now you know how to claim your website and all of your socials on Pinterest. If you want to know how to convert your personal account to a business account, check out this video right here. I will see you in next week’s video all about how to do keyword research. So make sure to subscribe, so you don’t miss out on that. Have a lovely rest of your day and we will chat soon, bye guys.

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For over 3 years, Adrianna has designed and implemented Pinterest strategies for her own websites and those of her clients. She exclusively dedicates her time to growing clients’ website traffic through Pinterest Marketing. When she’s not working on Kordial Media, she enjoys a great workout with friends and cooking with her family!

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