How to Add Website Link to Pinterest? (Solved!) [in 2022]

Do you own an e-commerce store and like to increase your website traffic and sales? You may have already heard about store owners promoting their products organically by adding their website link to Pinterest. But you don’t know how to do it, at least just yet. We got you!

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Can you add website links to Pinterest?

Yes! You can add a website link to your Pinterest profile, while Idea Pins let you add specific product links.

How to add a website link to a Pinterest profile?

Adding your website link to your Pinterest profile will not only benefit your store but your future customers too. Doing so makes it easier for them to see where to look if they need more information about your products or services.

You can add a website link using a browser, android, or iOS. The format may slightly differ depending on your phone or browser, but the Pinterest settings should be the same across all platforms.

To add a website link to a Pinterest profile:

  1. From your Pinterest account, click the drop-down arrow at the upper right corner of your screen.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Public profile.
  4. Paste your website URL.
  5. Click Save, and you’re done!

Add links to Idea Pins

Aside from your Pinterest profile, you can also add links to Idea Pins! The difference is you can only add product links to your Idea Pins, not a website link. You can then use them to promote specific products or services.

What are Idea Pins?

Idea Pins are like IG stories, except they don’t only last for 24 hours but forever or until you delete them. They are like a slideshow of videos and images and are great ways to market your products and increase your traffic organically, so make sure to maximize them.

Here’s how to add a link to Idea Pins:

  1. On your mobile, tap the + sign.
  2. Select Idea Pin.
  3. Choose a series of videos or images that you like to add to your Idea Pin.
  4. You may add music, text, and stickers to your liking.
  5. Under stickers, select Product.
  6. Select “Use a link”.
  7. Copy the link that you like to add.
  8. Paste the link to the “Add a product link” field.
  9. Select create and there you have your product link added to your Idea Pin!

Idea Pins FAQs

Q: Can I add a link to Idea Pins using a computer?

A: No. You can only do it using a mobile phone.

Q: Can I add an affiliate link to Idea Pins?

A: Yes.

Can’t add a URL to Pinterest?

If for some unusual cases you can’t add a URL to Pinterest after following the steps above, you may refer to these possible reasons below:

You are adding an unapproved affiliate link

Not all affiliate links will work as Pinterest has a list of approved affiliate network partners. So it is best to check first before doing any troubleshooting steps.

You are using link shorteners or redirectors

Pinterest doesn’t allow unclear links. If your affiliate network is an approved partner, but you are still unable to add a URL to Pinterest, make sure that you are being transparent about your affiliation with the network or brand. Don’t use any third-party link generator because Pinterest may see it as shady and could be the reason for your issue.

To solve this, you may directly copy your affiliate link.

Your link is spammy

Pinterest blocks links that redirect to pages containing spammy and inappropriate content. Any violation of terms and conditions and community guidelines may be causing your issue.

To solve this, make sure to read and follow the full terms and conditions and community guidelines accordingly. Also, always make sure that you are using a link directly to the source.

If you accidentally added a broken or incorrect link to your Pinterest profile or Idea Pins, make sure to edit it immediately.

Final Thoughts

Pinterest, unlike other platforms, is actively promoting adding external links, so make sure to utilize it while it lasts.

We hope that this article helps you increase your site traffic and sales by adding your website link to Pinterest. If you find this helpful, share it with your fellow Pinners.

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