Last updated on August 1st, 2018 at 07:02 pm
We’ve all heard the stories about how Pinterest can be a goldmine for bloggers. In today’s tutorial, I am going to show you how to confirm your blog in Pinterest with Yoast SEO.
If you haven’t been using Pinterest to help you grow your blog. Why Not?
Yes, there is a little bit of a learning curve that comes to learning how to Pinterest. However, after making it the social media platform I wanted to learn, in just 2 months, I am starting to see some blog growth.
Chances are you’ve heard about Pinterest. Many bloggers are using it to help them grow their blog.
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Maybe you’ve hesitated getting started with it because your blog isn’t about recipes, fashion or other girly stuff.
When I first started my blog, I didn’t even bother with setting up a Pinterest account. I set up a Twitter and Facebook account.
For some reason, I wasn’t even interested in learning about Pinterest. Maybe I just didn’t want to spend the time learning another new social media platform.
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Until one day, I read a blog post online from a blogger (I can’t remember which article it was). She was talking about how Pinterest was a traffic goldmine for her blog.
That’s when I decided it was time to learn how to start using it. I had never used it before. I didn’t even have a personal account set up.
Instead of spending hours trying to figure it out on my own, I invested in the Pinning Perfect course.
This course helped lay the foundation of my Pinterest strategy. Since Pinterest is the social media platform that I am focusing on 95%, I am learning new things each and every day.
My goal with this post is to show you how easy it is to get your Pinterest account set up so you can start using it to help you grow your blog.
Hopefully, my tutorial will be helpful to at least one person.
Let’s get started…
Watch Over My Shoulder
If you’d rather watch me verifying my Pinterest account then I created this step-by-step tutorial to help you get through the entire process. Of course, if you’d rather follow my screenshot tutorial, scroll past the video.
Confirm Your Blog in Pinterest with Yoast SEO
If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re using WordPress as your blogging platform. If you need to learn more about WordPress, then you’re in the right place.
I write tons of basic tutorials for beginners. My goal is to empower you to start, grow and monetize your blog.
WordPress can be challenging to learn when I first started with it several years ago. It took me over 8 hours to set up my first blog.
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- Moving WordPress From One Host To Another
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Now my mission is to make the basics easier for you. Hopefully, my tutorials, advice, and videos give you the courage to start your own blog.
If you’ve just started your blog, don’t put off learning Pinterest any longer. Start pinning your blog posts today!
Head on over to Pinterest and set up your account. By the time you get done reading this post, you’ll have a brand new business account you can start using.
Setting Up Your Pinterest Account
If you’re using your Pinterest account to grow your blog traffic, you’ll want to set up a Business Account. Oh, and here’s a great post that will show you how to make WordPress Pinterest friendly.
This will help you keep track of your analytics. The analytics will help you keep track of which pins are sending you the most traffic.
I’m not going to go into why you need a business account instead of a personal account. Instead, I am going to walk you through the process of getting your account set up.
Converting Your Personal Account
If you’re already using Pinterest and want to convert it to a business account, you can do that.
Click on the 3 dots on the top page and you’ll get an option to convert your personal account to a business account.
Click on “convert to business account” and your personal account will be converted without you having to do anything else.
Verifying Your WordPress Blog
Once you’ve created your business account, you’ll need to verify your account. I recommend using the Yoast SEO plugin, which makes it extremely easy to verify your Pinterest account.
Head on over to settings and let’s get your blog verified.
You’ll be asked to select the type of business you have.
Add Your Website
You’ll want to add your website and click on convert. If you’re converting a personal account to a business account, your current boards and pins should convert with you.
Confirm Your Website
The next step is going to ask you to add HTML to your <head> section of your index.html file. You can’t start using your business account until your site has been verified.
Verifying your account is the only way you’ll see analytics. I’ll walk you through the process of verifying your site on WordPress. Here’s a tutorial that will show you how to confirm your site on other blogging platforms.
Verifying Via Yoast SEO
If you’re using the Yoast SEO plugin (It’s the same plugin I use for my blog), you won’t have any issues verifying your account.
Grab the code that Pinterest provides you and log in to your WordPress dashboard. Now go to
SEO >> Social >> Pinterest
Enter your verification code then click save changes.
Go back to your Pinterest account and click on the red “Finish” button.
If everything was successful, you should be able to see your business profile.
If you’re having challenges and not seeing your business account, walk away from your computer.
You might have to give Pinterest a while for the changes to take effect.
If you’re still having issues, then ask your questions below, I’ll help you out as best as I can. You could try running through the process again just to make sure that you didn’t skip anything.
If you’re on a self-hosted blog, which hopefully you are. Then you know that there are literally tons of different social sharing plugins you can use to make it easy for people to share your content.
I’ve personally been using the premium version of the Social Warfare plugin. I love it so much that I’ve written several tutorials to help you understand how to set it up and customize it.
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Final Take Away
As you can see from this tutorial, WordPress makes it extremely easy to verify your Pinterest account. Hopefully, it helped you learn how to confirm your blog in Pinterest with Yoast SEO in just minutes.
Now that you have your account verified and are ready to start pinning, it’s time to find the right social sharing plugin.
I personally use and recommend this one.
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Once you have your blog set up on Pinterest, you can now start sharing your blog posts. I make it a point to post each and every blog post that I publish to Pinterest.
Social Warfare makes it easy to do, so don’t put it off anymore. After all, as bloggers, we need to ensure that we’re sharing our blog posts everywhere we can.
Pinterest Resources to Help You Grow
Once you start using Pinterest, you’re going to realize that you need help. You can’t spend all day pinning. Especially if you want to grow your blog.
I am currently using all these tools to help me grow my blog. They have become a vital part of helping me get more traffic from Pinterest.
Social Warfare Plugin: This is the social sharing plugin that I am using on my blog. It makes it extremely easy for people to share my content.
Tailwind: This is one of the automated tools that I use to help schedule my pins in advance. This makes it easy to continue pinning on a daily basis, without spending all day on Pinterest.
Board Booster: I am still learning how to use this tool. However, I’ve just set up some scheduled campaigns and am really learning the benefits. Update: As of June 2018 they no longer offer their services anymore and went out of business.
Pinning Perfect: Without this course, I would still be struggling with my Pinterest strategy. This course helped me cut my learning curve in half. If you don’t know how to get started with Pinterest, this course can definitely help. You can purchase the course here.
Are you using Pinterest to help you grow your blog?
Did you have any issues when you first set up your business account? Let me know, I’d love to hear about it.
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