Currently we cannot verify hubpage accounts on Pinterest, and the side effect of this seems to be that our Pins are not shared on the main Pinterest boards. Therefore I did the following:
-Edited my profile and added my blogger main blog
-Used the HTML method and added a Meta tag below 'header' on the HTML design of my blog.
-I then confirmed and my site is now verified.
Hopefully I will see my Pinterest account come back to life - I haven't had a Re-Pin or Like for ten days! If not it's back to the drawing board.
Hi Simey. I took the Hubpages link off my profile, deleted my existing boards and created a new one, tried adding one of my sites with no success, Pinned something anyway.. .and you saw it! That might be a result.
Good grief! Someone else saw it! I have had nothing for seven weeks before today. Interesting...
Oh and before anyone says I'm a spammer. I like drawing stuff and sharing it. I don't expect anything in return, very few ever follow a link or buy / do anything when they get there.
Getting verified is that something new? I don't remember ever seeing that when I joined. If so where do you verify?
Yes - it started a few months ago - and now seems to stop Pins from showing up on the main boards. I hadn't had repins or likes for about 10 days depsite posting a broad array of items (some HP, some external sites) - today I verified my blogger account and I'm getting Likes again!
This thread caused me to amble by my Pinterest account. Took me less than 5 minutes to get verified. Thank you, SimeyC.
So I'm guessing if you don't have another site outside of HP there is no way to be verified? Or am I misunderstanding what you are doing?
hi SimeyC, i tried verifying my blogger blog on pinterest, but couldnt do so, can you please tell me how did you do it, i know a bit of html but the way it asks in pinterest, i have found it difficult to verify.
The procedure I followed:
-Change the URL to the blogs full URL.
-Click on the 'Verify button' and selected the option "HTML" - or something like that!
-Copy the HTML that Pinterest gave me
-Click on the Template option in the Blog's menu
-Look for the Edit HTML button and click it.
-Scroll down until you find: <head> and past the HTML directly below (it should be something like <meta content=".....)
-Save the HTML
OK. Thanks again to Simey for setting this thing off. I verified my blogger account as it was a top-level domain or whatever.
With a bit of fiddling around I got the meta verification code. It means nothing to me - I don't do HTML.
Edited the template in blogger and copied the code into the bit just before </head>.
Went back to Pinterest and press the verify button. It worked!
I am a verified spammer. Er sharer.
I tried inserting the meta thing on a Wordpress web site of mine and it did not work. I'm not sure if I chose the wrong file for the insert. There is no proper information on Pinterest about how to do this.
So I plucked up the courage to download an ftp program and used it to upload the verification html file, which is the other option given. I had no idea where to put it, but picked a directory that said http because that sounded promising, bunged the file inside and that worked!
Warning! Mark and Simey are roaming Pinterest as we speak.
I couldn't copy and paste the meta tag in my blogspot but I did do it by hand and finally got verified.
Same here. Quite a few repins, but not verified. Although, come to think of it. I don't recall getting any repins for ones from my own hubs, just the pins I've made from other sources (including hubs). Don't see how that could matter, but...
My opinion only. Those of us who didn't spam pinterest a few months probably won't have any problems.
To be honest nor did I. I shared some great hubs from other people and shared many other sites - but it seems that if I share anything from HP I get penalized, even though we have separate sub-domains...
Simey, I have to say that I use Pinterest mainly for my own enjoyment and pin and repin lots of things, not just my own hub pictures and pics from other hubbers.
I'm not sure that you can entirely blame Pinterest for being wary though - I just did a search for HubPages on Pinterest and hubbers have posted pictures of their accolades, profiles etc which I can't see would be of interest to other users who are looking for useful/beautiful images
The one thing I have learned over the last few months is that the less I fret and fuss over this type of thing, the better things seem to go for me. So my official policy now is 'no worries'
I don't "get" Pinterest. I have a Pinterest account, and it has very little traffic. I don't understand this "verify" thing. My Pinterest account is not linked to my HubPages website or any website. Is this needed to get more traffic on Pinterest?
I have got this far, read all the way down and still have absoluately NO idea what this means.
Where is this verification being asked for? I've logged into my Pinterest account and haven't tracked it down yet.... maybe I verified as part of the signup? Maybe not?
Please help the gormless.
All the best.
EDIT: Found it. It's here: http://pinterest.com/business/getstarted/ - there's a box to Verify there.
Now all I need to do is find my profile in Pinterest to be able to change it to one of my domains.
OK, found that - it's the little pencil (Edit) icon when I am at Pinterest.com/MyUserName
All done now, verified..... but not for my hubpages account.... I am guessing that changing my website in Pinterest will mean it'll need to be verified again, so I can never put hubpages in that slot? Or is it "once verified, you can change it and it won't get upset and cry"?
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