Pinterest might not be the first platform you think of to promote your music, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. A verified account on Pinterest as a singer or musician is a great way to boost your social media presence.
Verified accounts are important for singers and musicians. Your fans will only pay attention to your Pinterest activity if they know it’s really you. Verifying your Pinterest account by connecting your website will give you authenticity and increase your SEO.
Pinterest has lots of benefits for singers, especially if you have an official account. You can verify your artist profile quickly and easily with the following steps.
How do you verify your Pinterest account?
First of all, you’ll have to upgrade your Pinterest account to a business account. This is free and easy to do. Sign in to your Pinterest and select the three-dot menu in the top-right corner. Press on the “Upgrade Now” button and fill out your information.
When you’ve finished the business account setup, go to “Settings” on the three-dot menu. You’ll be taken to a new page where you can select “Claim” from the menu.
You’ll now be taken to the claim page. Enter your website’s URL to connect your website to your Pinterest if you haven’t already.
Once you have entered your URL and pressed the “Claim” button, you will be asked to pick a claim option. Choose “add HTML tag.”
Copy the tag that Pinterest gives you and press the Next button.
Now go to your website and access your site’s index.html file. Paste the tag Pinterest gave you to the <head> section before the <body> section.
Now you can go back to your Pinterest account and press “Submit”.
Click “Done” and your account verification will be submitted.
How do I get a red tick on Pinterest?
You can get a red tick on Pinterest by verifying your account. The red tick is Pinterest’s equivalent of Facebook and Instagram’s blue verification badges. If you’re considered a notable figure or company, you qualify for getting Pinterest’s checkmark of authenticity.
To get a red tick on your account, you must first upgrade to a business account. You’ll then need to claim your website (see the how-to-guide above) and get this verified.
Your account will take around 24 hours to be verified, after which you’ll receive an email from Pinterest. It might take an additional few days for you to receive your red tick on your profile.
What does claiming a website on Pinterest do?
As an artist, you should already have your own website up and running. You’ll need your website to verify your Pinterest account, as the verification process involves you “claiming” your site.
Claiming your website on Pinterest simply links your site with your Pinterest profile. This will provide you with a huge range of benefits as a singer. A verified profile will:
- Boost your SEO
- Drive more traffic to your website
- Increase engagement on your Pinterest content from fans
- Create a stronger social media presence
- Give you access to website analytics
How do you promote your music on Pinterest?
Pinterest is a great way to expand your social media presence as a musician. There are lots of ways to use your profile to promote your music.
#1 Cultivate a following by posting regularly
Upload content to your Pinterest account weekly or even daily if you can. Try to be creative and mix up your posts because you don’t want to over-promote.
#2 Find your music genre on Pinterest forums
Follow anyone who posts to these forums regularly as it’s likely they’re into your genre of music. They might follow you back and take interest in your material.
#3 Promote your Pinterest account
Use your social media accounts and website to promote your Pinterest updates. This will drive more traffic to your Pinterest profile and gain you more followers.
#4 Get creative with your Pinterest board
You can promote your music on Pinterest by using your board imaginatively. Post some photos from past gigs, share pictures of your dream instruments, or create a montage of singers who inspired your sound.
#5 Let your followers add pins to your board
Allowing your followers to comment on your profile pages will start up an interaction between you and your fans. Getting a conversation going on your account will boost your SEO.
Before you start promoting your music on Pinterest, make sure your account is verified. Having an official, red-ticked profile as a singer will make all the difference to your following and ranking.