How to verify your WordPress domain on Pinterest

If you have a WordPress.com site, or a WordPress site that doesn’t allow you to upload files, there is an easy workaround to get your domain verified by Pinterest without uploading a file.

1. Download the verification file from Pinterest

2. In your dashboard click on Pages > Add New

3. Optional: If you have the Exclude Pages plugin, you can uncheck the box so this page will not show in your navigation.

4. Type the name of the Pinterest verification file into the title field area

5. Open the Pinterest file in notepad (or some other text editing software – NOT word), copy all the code, and paste into your new page.

6. Publish the page  – it must be public for Pinterest to verify it.

7. Go back to Pinterest and click the Verify Domain link

That’s it! Your domain is now verified with Pinterest. :)

Update 11/5/2012:
Yes, you can verify a WordPress.com site on Pinterest!  Here are the steps for verifying a WordPress.com site.

1. Download the verification file from Pinterest

2. In your dashboard click on Pages > Add New

3. Type the name of the Pinterest verification file into the title field area

Note: WordPress will change your page name from .html to -html. This is fine, Pinterest can still verify!

4. Open the Pinterest file in notepad (or some other text editing software – NOT word) and look for this line in the code toward the top of the page. Copy the string of code that is in quotation marks after content as shown in the screenshot below:
 5. Go back to your WordPress.com page and paste the code you copied into your page. Publish the page  – it must be public for Pinterest to verify it.

6. Go back to Pinterest and click the Verify Domain link

That’s it! Your WordPress.com site is now verified with Pinterest and you can delete the page. :)

What the heck are keywords?

One of the keys to a successful online business is making sure that your website appears on the first page in Google for your keywords – that way your customers can find you easier.

Keywords are the words and phrases that someone types into a search engine (Google, Yahoo, etc) to look for information about that subject.

For example, Bob did a bad, bad thing (he forgot his wedding anniversary…it happens) and now he needs to buy some flowers for his wife. Bob goes to Google.com and types in a few words describing what he is looking for. In this case Bob would type in ‘Lynchburg florist’ or ‘Lynchburg flower shop’. Those are his key words.

Google will show him a list of florists and flower shops in Lynchburg, and Bob can start shopping for the perfect flowers and hopefully avoid an awkward or even painful evening.

Where do you want people to find you in Google? Remember, you don’t have to be number 1.  You just have to be higher than number 2! That is where Generate More comes in – we can rank you higher in Google and help you generate more traffic, more leads, and more sales!