Follow me on Pinterest!  Linney Sellers

Today when I went to Pinterest, I found a little message at the top asking me if I’d like to verify my website.

It was easy – even I could do it.

Click the link that takes you to a download page.  After you download the .html file, upload it to your site via ftp.  Click #3, and you are verified.  If that doesn’t work for you then I have no idea but to suggest Dr. Google.  It worked fine for me.  You get that nice little red check beside your website that looks pretty official.

Then I decided (because I was on a roll) to convert my account to a business account.  Why?  I have no idea.  I like to do things that I can do just because I can.  This falls into that category.

Again, easy to do.  Follow the instructions here:


I chose the “professional” status.  I wanted to call myself a “public figure” but I’m only famous in my dreams.   Good news is, Ican change that later if in fact my dreams do come true.

You can’t change your account name, so Bloggers, if you wanted to set the business Pinterest account as your blog name, you’d have to set up a new Pinterest account.

I was slightly terrified to save it all, but figured it’s just Pinterest.  I’m not donating a limb.

One cool feature (if I can figure out how and where to add it to my site) is this pin widget.  It’s a great way to feature your most recent pins.  I’d love for Pinterest to give you the option to size it.  My guess is that’s on it’s way.

Let me know if you decide to do this for your account?  Do you see this as a benefit to bloggers or no?

2 Comments on Pinterest: Set Up Business Account & Verify Your Website

  1. Sarah Pinnix
    November 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the tip, Linda! I’m going to check this out.

  2. Maggie
    November 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm (6 years ago)

    You’re famous in my books!!


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