Verifying website with Pinterest

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I am trying to get my website verified by Pinterest but i am having trouble. I tried verifying with a file and then a meta tag but it does not work. Can someone help me? I have a Yola Silver account.
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Guadalupe Jasso

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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi Guadalupe,

Please follow the steps below to verify your domain on Pinterest:

Log in to your Pinterest account.
Click on your name in the menu.
Then click on "Settings".
Enter your site's URL (web address) next to "Website" as http://www.yourdomain.com.
Click on "Verify Website".
Click on the "Verify with a meta tag" link. This will display a meta tag which will look something like this .
Copy the meta tag.
Back on your Yola site, click on Site > Site Settings > Site Tracking Code.
Paste the code into the "Header Code" pane on the right-hand side of the screen.
Publish your site to web so that the change is updated on your published site.

You will see a checkmark next to your site's URL to indicate that it is a verified website.

Please note: Only top-level domains such as yourdomain.com can be verified. If you are using a Yola subdomain (e.g., sitename.yolasite.com) you will not be able to verify it on Pinterest.
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Linette Arnold

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I wish my subdomain could be verified. Seems like it would be free advertising for Yola!!!
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Linette Arnold

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How do I add "Pinterest" buttons to the pictures of my jewelry?

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blukatdesign

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Does this not work for bronze???
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi blukatdesign,

Yola Silver or Yola Gold are required in order to access the Site Tracking Code feature in the Sitebuilder.
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Bette Anderson Bennett

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I followed the directions for adding the meta tag under site settings, but it still is not verifying. I have a Silver membership.
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi Bette, 

We can check your code if you post the website URL you are trying to verify and the code you are using by selecting the "</>" symbol and pasting it in a reply below. Alternately you can submit a request to support with these details if you prefer not to post them to our public forum.
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Bette Anderson Bennett

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The URL is: http://www.bettebennettinteriordesign.com/
The code is: <meta name="p:domain_verify" content="bfd897e55cc87829e4bbf4240558e2e5"/>

Thanks!
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Thanks Bette! I took a look and everything looks in order in your Sitebuilder. Have you republished your site since adding the tracking code? Can you detail exactly what you see on your Pinterest account or attach a screenshot?
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Bette Anderson Bennett

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Yes, I have republished, still no luck. Here is what Pinterest is showing after trying to verifying and before.
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Thanks for sharing that error message. My colleagues and I are able to see the code in your source code and everything looks as it should on our end. Can you please reach out to Pinterest support to see if they can provide any further information about what the problem might be?
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Bette Anderson Bennett

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Will do.
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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On a separate note, our team loves your site and we have spent the last 10 minutes looking through it. You've done beautiful work! I did notice that on your homepage your phone number goes to a second line where it stays on one for the rest of your pages.

Once we have your Pinterest issue sorted, if you are interested in being a featured website on our blog and newsletter, let me know and I'll reach out to you with some questions!
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Bette Anderson Bennett

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Thanks for the heads up and the compliment!
I would be flattered, feel free to contact me further...
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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You're correct Bette, the tag does apply sitewide when added to the tracking code box. Did you get any additional feedback from Pinterest support yet?
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Bette Anderson Bennett

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Nope, not yet...
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KanThaiDecor

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Sorry if I confused you Bette. I went back and looked at what I did to verify on Pinterest. Think they may have changed some as I got a java script from them. However I did go to Custom Site Tracking Code and pasted it in the footer not the header.....Have you tried that?
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KanThaiDecor

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Crazy it is working for others....I will try to verify another site of mine ans see if I have problems.   BTW your site looks awesome however you don't offer anything in the way of images to pin which is what Pinterest is all about. Your slide show looks great but you can't pin any images. Also here is a site (maybe you already use)that has worked well for me and would for you also....houzz dot com....Posting projects there gets a ton of conversation and site visits