Pinterest Verification

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  1. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well played, SimeyC!

    2. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. SimeyC profile image89
        SimeyCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yep - just realized it was a new profile - interestingly you have 120 followers so it must recognise you due to your email address!

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
          Mark Ewbieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          No - not a new profile.  Just edited the old one.

  2. tamron profile image67
    tamronposted 10 years ago

    Getting verified is that something new?  I don't remember ever seeing that when I joined.  If so where do you verify?

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  3. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    This thread caused me to amble by my Pinterest account. Took me less than 5 minutes to get verified. Thank you, SimeyC. smile

  4. LCDWriter profile image92
    LCDWriterposted 10 years ago

    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?

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well you could setup a free blogger account, create one blog and use that. And then forget about the blog!

      1. LCDWriter profile image92
        LCDWriterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Hmmm... interesting idea.  Thanks!

  5. younghopes profile image68
    younghopesposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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

  6. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 10 years ago

    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>.

    Saved it.

    Went back to Pinterest and press the verify button.  It worked!

    I am a verified spammer.  Er sharer.

    Thanks Simey!!!!!!!!

  7. WriteAngled profile image76
    WriteAngledposted 10 years ago

    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!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Lol - fantastic.  Random internet stuff actually working.  Maybe it verifies us just because we showed willing.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    Warning! Mark and Simey are roaming Pinterest as we speak. lol

  9. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    And so is Habee. big_smile

  10. moonlake profile image82
    moonlakeposted 10 years ago

    I couldn't copy and paste the meta tag in my blogspot but I did do it by hand and finally got verified.

  11. CMHypno profile image83
    CMHypnoposted 10 years ago

    I haven't verified my account and get repins all the time?

    1. wilderness profile image93
      wildernessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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...

      1. galleryofgrace profile image71
        galleryofgraceposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        My opinion only. Those of us who didn't spam pinterest a few months probably won't have any problems.

        1. SimeyC profile image89
          SimeyCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          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...

          1. CMHypno profile image83
            CMHypnoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            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'

            1. SimeyC profile image89
              SimeyCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Agreed - initially there was a lot of Spam (myself included) but now I only share things I think will interest people!

  12. agilitymach profile image89
    agilitymachposted 10 years ago

    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?

  13. earner profile image82
    earnerposted 10 years ago

    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: - 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

    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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