Have you heard of Rich Pins? They're the piece of Pinterest that makes you look more legit, more like a brand. That's what we want.
It used to be more than a little difficult to install Rich Pins, but Pinterest has really come around in the last few years, so let's get started.
How to Install Rich Pins with WordPress
- Install Yoast SEO, if you don't already have an SEO plugin.
- Go to the Rich Pin Validator available on Pinterest. Paste in a blog post, not your home domain. If your settings on Yoast are correct, you should see this:
Only, you know, not with my website's information or favicon. 🙂
If you see the green check mark, you're good to go! Have a snack.
If Pinterest Doesn't Tell You “Congratulations!”
Check Yoast settings. Yoast is on your sidebar with a little Y that says SEO. It looks like this:
In Facebook, make sure Add Open Graph Meta Data is checked:
Now, try again.
If Pinterest is still grumpy with you, go to the Pinterest tab, and click the link to verify your website:
Pinterest will give you a meta tag, which you will copy and paste into here, and hit Save Changes.
Now, check one more time.
Welcome to the wild world of rich pinning!
You did it!
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