Claim your website

After you claim your website, any Pins that come from your site will have your profile picture added next to them. You’ll also get access to website analytics so you can see what people are saving from your website.

To claim your website, you need to be able to edit your website's HTML code.

There are two ways to claim your site: with a meta tag or by uploading an HTML file—detailed instructions are below. Note that you can claim your site for top-level domains like www.example.com. If your website looks like www.example.com/example, it isn't a top-level domain.


Use a meta tag

Step 1: Get the meta tag

  1. On desktop web, navigate to your Account settings
  2. In the Claim Website section, enter your website URL and click on Claim website
  3. Select the Add HTML tag option
  4. Copy the meta tag
  5. Click Next

Step 2: Add it to your website

Add it to the <head> section of the index.html file of your website before the <body> section

Step 3: Finish setting up

Go back to Pinterest and click Submit—we’ll automatically check the meta tag and claim your site


Upload an HTML file

Step 1: Get the file

  1. On desktop web, navigate to your Account settings
  2. In the Claim Website section, enter your website URL and click on Claim website
  3. Select the Upload HTML file option
  4. Download the file 
  5. Click Next

Step 2: Upload this file to your website

Upload the HTML file to your web server at the root folder (don't upload to a subfolder or we won't be able to access it). Root folder names vary by provider—common ones are public_html, www, or wwwroot.

Be sure not to rename the file when you upload it to your server, since we'll be looking for an exact name match. For example, if you download pinterest-9d541.html, we won't recognize it if you upload it with a different name, like pinterest-9d541-1.html.

Step 3: Finish setting up

Go back to Pinterest and click Submit—we’ll automatically check the file and claim your site


Common questions

Why can't I claim my website?
Can I remove the HTML file after I'm done setting up?
Can I claim my website on more than one account?
Can I add more than one website to my account?
How do I verify my account?

You can claim your site for top-level domains like www.example.com. If your website looks like www.example.com/example, it isn't a top-level domain.

HTML file upload and HTML meta tags are the only ways to claim your site on Pinterest. You won’t be able to claim your site for Etsy, Moonfruit, ArtFire, and drag-and-drop web builders.

Yes, after you're done claiming, you can remove the file or tag.

Keep in mind that making changes to your website in your Pinterest settings means you'll lose the claim and have to claim your website again.

No, if you already claimed your website on one account and you’d like it for another, you’ll have to remove your website from the first account first. Then you’ll need to go through the setup steps again on the new Pinterest account.

Right now, you can only have one website on your profile, and a website can only be claimed by one Pinterest account.

Verified accounts are different from claimed websites since they're only available for certain notable names and brands. 


Get instructions for popular hosts

Big Cartel Big Cartel

You should claim your website using a meta tag. 

Learn how at Big Cartel's Help Center

Big Commerce Big Commerce
You should claim your website using a meta tag.
 

Blogspot Blogspot
You should claim your website using a meta tag:
  1. Copy your meta tag from Pinterest
  2. Sign in to Blogger and select Theme from the left-hand menu
  3. Under Live on Blog, click Edit HTML
  4. Find <head> within your HTML and paste the meta tag below it
  5. Save the template
  6. Go back to pinterest.com/website/verify and click Complete Confirmation

Bluehost Bluehost
You should claim your website by uploading an HTML file:
  1. Log in to your cPanel on BlueHost.
  2. Find the File Manager icon under Files
  3. In the pop-up, select Web Root (public_html/www) and check the box next to Show Hidden Files (dotfiles). This will place you in the folder for your web content and show you all the files and folders present. If you don't see a pop-up box, simply click reset all interface settings at the very bottom of your cPanel.
  4. The File Manager will load in a new window and show your files. Double click on a folder to open it, and click Up One Level to go back a folder.
  5. Go back to pinterest.com/website/verify and click Complete Confirmation

Learn more at Bluehost's help center


FatCow FatCow
You should claim your website by uploading an HTML file.
 
Learn how at FatCow's help center.
 

GoDaddy GoDaddy
You should claim your website by uploading an HTML file:
  1. Download the HTML file from Pinterest
  2. Log in to your GoDaddy Account Manager
  3. Click Web Hosting and upload using the file manager
  4. Go back to pinterest.com/website/verify and click Complete Confirmation

Learn more at GoDaddy's help center.

Certain versions of GoDaddy's website builder also support adding meta tags.


Goodsie Goodsie
You should claim your website using a meta tag. 
 
Learn how at Goodsie's help center

Hostgator Hostgator
You should claim your website by uploading an HTML file:
  1. Download the HTML file from Pinterest
  2. Log in to cPanel and click File Manager under Files
  3. Select Web Root and Show Hidden Files then click Go
  4. Click to open the folder where you'd like to upload files
  5. Click Upload from the top toolbar
  6. Click Browse (some web browsers will have Choose File instead)
  7. Find the HTML file you downloaded from Pinterest
  8. Go back to pinterest.com/website/verify and click Complete Confirmation

Learn more at Hostgator's help center

If you're using Weebly website builder with your Hostgator domain, you can also confirm your website with meta tags. Learn more here.


HostMetro HostMetro
You should claim your website by uploading an HTML file.
 
See more at HostMetro

iPage iPage
You should claim your website by uploading an HTML file.
 
Learn how at iPage's help center
 

Prestashop Prestashop
You should claim your website using a meta tag.
 
Learn how at Designhaus 42

StoreEnvy StoreEnvy
You should claim your website using a meta tag.
 

Shopify Shopify

You can claim your website using a meta tag or by uploading an HTML file.

Learn more at Shopify's help center.

SiteGround SiteGround
You should claim your website by uploading an HTML file:
  1. Download the HTML file from Pinterest
  2. Log in to cPanel and click File Manager
  3. Select Web Root, check Show Hidden Files and then click Go
  4. Navigate to the folder of the domain you'd like to verify
  5. Click Upload from the top toolbar and then choose the HTML file you downloaded from Pinterest
  6. Go back to pinterest.com/com/website/verify and click Complete Confirmation


Learn more at SiteGround’s help center.


Squarespace Squarespace

You should claim your website using a meta tag.

Learn more here.


Tumblr Tumblr

You can claim your website using a meta tag or by uploading an HTML file.

To confirm with a meta tag

  1. Copy the meta tag from Pinterest
  2. Sign in to Tumblr and go to your blog's settings page (http://www.tumblr.com/blog/yourblogname/settings)
  3. Click Customize
  4. Click Edit HTML from the left menu
  5. Find <head> within your HTML and paste the meta tag below it but before <body>
  6. Use the Appearance back button to go back to the theme editor menu, then click Save
  7. Go back to pinterest.com/website/verify and click Complete Confirmation

To conform by uploading an HTML file

  1. Download the HTML file from Pinterest
  2. Sign in to Tumblr and to your blog's settings page (http://www.tumblr.com/blog/yourblogname/settings)
  3. Click Customize
  4. Scroll down below the Appearance section and click to Add a Page
  5. In the drop down menu, switch the type of page from Standard Layout to Custom Layout
  6. In the first field, add the Page URL extension (this will match the name of the html file downloaded from Pinterest. For example, "pinterest-xxxx.html")
  7. Don't select Show a link to this page
  8. Paste in the Pinterest HTML confirmation code into the Custom HTML block and Save Page
  9. Go back to pinterest.com/website/verify and click Complete Confirmation

Weebly Weebly
You should claim your website using a meta tag.
 
Learn more at Weebly support
 

Wix.com Wix.com

You should claim your website using a meta tag.

Learn more at Wix Answers.


Wordpress Wordpress

You should claim your website using a meta tag.

Learn more at Wordpress support.


Zenfolio Zenfolio
You should claim your website using a meta tag.
 
 

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