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How to Enable Rich Pins and Claim Your Kajabi Website on Pinterest

Have you been struggling to get your rich pins enabled and your Kajabi website verified on Pinterest? I feel your pain! In this blog post I will cover How to Claim Your Kajabi Website and Enable Rich Pins in Pinterest, which includes astep-by-step guide, with videos and instructions on the 2-step process to get your Kajabi website…

Have you been struggling to get your rich pins enabled and your Kajabi website verified on Pinterest? I feel your pain!

In this blog post I will cover How to Claim Your Kajabi Website and Enable Rich Pins in Pinterest, which includes astep-by-step guide, with videos and instructions on the 2-step process to get your Kajabi website fully set up in Pinterest!  

An additional, but optional step, How to Install your Pinterest Tag in Kajabi, will be covered in a separate blog post because although it’s not required, you WILL want to do this if you ever plan on doing ads so you can learn to install event codes and measure your conversion stats.

kajabi pinterest pins


So why do I need to enable rich pins on Pinterest for my Kajabi website you ask? Well if you’re going to have a website and go through all the trouble of writing a blog, don’t you want to have the best chance of people finding your masterpiece?

Then like it or not, you WILL want to get familiar with Pinterest, because contrary to popular belief, it’s not just a social media platform filled with pretty pictures and recipes. 

It’s actually a search engine that can help promote your blog and grow your traffic like no other platform can.  Every picture you click on leads back to the website it was pinned from, which more often than not, you guessed it,  comes from a BLOG! So why not let it be yours?

 Alright enough chit chat! Let’s get started now shall we?


 *Please note that this post may contain affiliate links and any purchase made through such links will result in a small commission for myself at no extra cost for you (my dogs appreciate the kibble ?) .


Step 1 – Set Up a Business Account on Pinterest and Claim Your Website


If you do not already have a Pinterest account set up, you will need to go to Pinterest.com and set one up. You can log in with an existing Google or Facebook account.  Make sure that you set up a “Business” account, because even if you don’t plan on doing ads right now, you won’t have access to analytics or be able to perform some of the steps I’ll be showing you here. Once you’ve set that up, click on your Profile, and then “Claim”. 


Please watch the video below and follow the steps.
 **The instructions are also written out for you to follow along.

  1. Click on Profile > Claim (on the left sidebar) > Copy and paste in your Kajabi website URL from your Site Details in your Kajabi dashboard (i.e. mydomain.mykajabi.com)
  2. When the pop box opens it will give you the option to either Copy the metatag or to Upload an HTML file into your Kajabi file. You want the FIRST option, to COPY the metatag into your Header. We are not uploading any files. Click on that first option, and Copy the metatag.
  3. Go into your Kajabi Dashboard and Go to: Settings > Site Settings > Site Details and scroll down to Page Scripts and in the box under “Header Page Scripts” paste the metatag right in there and “SAVE”.
  4. Go into your Kajabi Dashboard and Go to: Settings > Site Settings > Site Details and scroll down to Page Scripts and in the box under “Header Page Scripts” paste the metatag right in there and “SAVE”.

Step 2 – Enable Rich Pins for Your Kajabi Website on Pinterest

Now that wasn’t so bad right? That was the easy part believe it or not! Feeling stressed, check out my article, 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress. Now Breathe!

Before you move on to this next step, be sure that you have received a green checkmark showing that your website has been approved!

LH1XB9zRyqwGFUWXrfFA ApprovedPinterestClaimKajabiOk, so now that you’re ready to move on to the next step, we’re moving on to Rich Pins. YAY!!  

Without going into too much detail that will bore you, Enabling Rich Pins will send MORE traffic your way because your pin will stand out in the feed, by bolding the title, and showing a short description linking to your article.  That’s a GOOD thing!

Here’s the video to get your Rich Pins Enabled with instructions and links below it.

  1. Go to this link: https://developers.pinterest.com/docs/rich-pins/articles/ and copy the metatags inbetween the <head> </head> 
  2. Go back into your Kajabi Site Settings and paste it into your Page Scripts in the box under “Header Page Scripts”. Before you Save it though, change the content to match your page. For example, <meta property=”og:site_name” content=”CNN.com” />  In this example the words CNN.com would need to be changed to yourdomain.com (your Kajabi URL) * See video for further details and a line by line explanation – CLICK SAVE when you’re done editing.


NOTE: After this, there is ONE little detail you’ll have to change in the code to get your Rich Pins to be accepted. 

This is what Pinterest will accept: 

<meta property=”og:type” content=”blog“>  
OR
<meta property=”og:type” content=”article“>

 
BUT, here’s what Kajabi has:

<meta property=”og:type” content=”website“>


That means if you tried to validate it now, you’d get an error message, and your Rich Pins would NOT be accepted. SOO, we have to go into the code and MAKE it work! But don’t worry, it’s not that bad!

    3. Inside your Kajabi Dashboard, click on Website > Manage Themes and then          you’ll see your current theme activated which for most is the Premier theme  and over to the right you’ll see three horizontal dots ***  and when you click on that a little box will pop up and you see the option to “Edit Code”, so you’ll want to click on that option which will open up the code.
4. Once in there, click on SNIPPETS > and scroll social_meta_tags.liquid
    
5. On the first line, you will see some code that says, <meta property=”og:type”          content=”website“> You want to change the word “website” to either                      “article” or “blog” to match up to the code that Pinterest will accept. 

So when finished the first line should be:

<meta property=”og:type” content=”blog“>

OR 

<meta property=”og:type” content=”article“>

Got it? Great! Now don’t forget to SAVE!!

   6. Now it’s time to get Validated Baby!! You’ll want to go back to the same link where we started this step at: https://developers.pinterest.com/docs/rich-pins/articles/

7. Once there, scroll up to the first paragraph in the page, where it says “Validator”, and click on it.

kajabi pinterest validator

8.  Now for the moment of truth! Copy your link if you need to from your site details in Kajabi and paste it into the validator, or type it in. Just make sure it’s the full URL, and click VALIDATE!
RdzUfhL4R0aBtZ6Cb8En FinalvalidateIf everything has been done right, it should be approved right away and you’ll receive a message that looks like this…SaHctgSy264SKel5Z9Fg Rich pins approved pinterest

Cue the happy dance because you have now claimed your site AND your Rich Pins are validated! If so, look up because it will feel like the heavens have opened up!

kajabi pinterest heavens rejoice

 
Alright time to come back down to earth now!

UPDATE:  FINAL STEP – REMOVE PART OF THE CODE FROM YOUR HEADER

 After posting and sharing articles on Facebook and other places, I realized that the information originally placed in the header to verify the site with Pinterest was always being carried with it, and so to avoid this, you need to go in AFTER the site has been verified with Pinterest, and remove the portion of code shown below. (I have put XX’s in between the quotes where your information is.)

Starting with  <meta property=”og:type” content=”article” />
  <meta property=”og:title” content=”XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” />
<meta property=”og:description” content=”XXXXXXXXXX ” />
<meta property=”og:url” content=”http://www.XXXXXX.mykajabi.com” />
 <meta property=”og:site_name” content=”XXXXXX” /
<meta property=”article:published_time” content=”2014-08-12T00:01:56+00:00″ />
Ending with <meta property=”article:author” content=”XXXXXX” />


** After I erased this code, I went into Pinterest to verify that my website was still verified and everything was working fine.  It is just required to get it verified initially.  But once you have gotten past the verification stage, you don’t need to keep this part of the code in your header anymore!


At a later date, I’ll have a separate article come out which will talk about How to Install Your Pinterest Tag, which in simple language is much like a Facebook Pixel, except for Pinterest, and how it keeps track of your visits and other conversions so you can see what’s working (or not).

Have an awesome day!  ?

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you for doing this post – it was so helpful! What I don’t understand is why erase the code that we just out in there to set up the rich pins? In Pinterest it is saying everything looks verified and is set up. Can you share more about why you need to do this step?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Lisa! You’re very welcome. You don’t “have” to remove the code, but if you plan to share blog posts on other social media sites, whether it be FB, LinkedIn, or other sites, the code you placed on there may carry with your posts as I found out. You can do a “test” post somewhere if you have a private group to do this with and see how it looks. Once your site is verified it’s understandably scary to touch anything, but if you’re planning to share your posts anywhere you also don’t want to have any unnecessary code along for the ride. But there’s also no need to keep the code there once it’s verified either. This is solely for the verification purpose and separate from any ads or tracking pixels you might be using. Hope that helps!

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