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Tutorial: Getting started with Pinterest

Linking your Pinterest boards to your Yola site  is a great way to get traffic to your website. Not only is it fun to share your favorite products, projects and inspirations and engage with your audience, but you can also add buttons to your Online Store which may help increase your sales. If you are not using the Online Store Widget yet, check it out here: Online Store
 

Adding a “Follow Me” button

Here's how to add your Pinterest follow button to your site using the HTML Code Widget:
 
  1. In your Sitebuilder, drag and drop the HTML Code Widget (located in Widgets > Popular) onto your page.
  2. Write or paste your code (use right-click > paste or Ctrl-V to paste) into the HTML Editor.
  3. When you are done, click "Save".
Here's how to add your Pinterest follow button to your site using the Text Widget:

  1. Click on the "HTML" button on the Text Editing Toolbar.
  2. Write or paste your code (use right-click > paste or Ctrl-V to paste) into the HTML Editor.
  3. When you are finished, click "OK" to return to editing text.
If you are editing a blog post, you can insert your Pinterest follow button using the HTML button on the blog's Text Editing Toolbar (this works the same as a Text Widget).
 

Adding a “Pin It” button

If you would like to add a "Pin It" button to your site, you can do so as follows:
 
  1. Go to this page and set up your embed code: http://pinterest.com/about/goodies.  
  2. Copy the code provided.
  3. Drag and drop the HTML Code Widget onto your page.
  4. Paste the code into the HTML Editor. 
  5. Click "Save"
Your "Pin It" button will be displayed on your site.
 

Verify your domain

If you have a Yola Silver or Yola Gold subscription it is possible to verify your domain on Pinterest. This means that that your website shows the full URL on your profile and in search results. You can read more about it on the Pinterest Blog.  
 
Follow the steps below to verify your domain on Pinterest:
 
  1. Log in to your Pinterest account.
  2. Change the URL to your account name e.g., http://www.pinterest.com/yola (replace "yola" with your login name).
  3. Click on the pen icon in the bottom-right corner of the banner (located at the top of the page).
  4. The "Edit Profile" screen will open up.  
  5. Enter your Yola site's URL next to "Website" as: http://www.yourdomain.com (replace "yourdomain" with your domain name").
  6. Click on "Verify Website".
  7. Click on the "Verify with a meta tag" link. This will display a meta tag which will look something like this: <meta name="p:domain_verify" content="9eb763b8a48d92e1e0386b355c220efc" />
  8. Copy the meta tag.
  9. Back on your Yola site, click on Site > Tracking > Site Tracking Code.
  10. Paste the code into the "Header Code" pane on the right-hand side of the screen.
  11. Republish your Yola site.
  12. In your Pinterest account, you will see a checkmark next to your Yola 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. Yola Bronze and Yola Free accounts do not have access to the Site Tracking Code feature.