If you’ve added Pinterest code to your blog, you might have noticed something a little irritating: Now, all of your images have a Pinterest pin button next to them.
But, what if there are some images you don’t want pinned, like your profile picture, or an exclusive guide on your website? In this post, I’ll show you how to prevent Pinterest from saving those images.
I’m also going to show you how to stop Pinterest from taking ANY images from your website whatsoever!
Note: Before making any changes to your website, create a backup. The following is not advice, simply information. Seek professional advice if you’re unsure.
Simple Pinterest HTML: nopin = “nopin” Example
Pinterest has a number of useful code snippets that you can apply.
The code to prevent a user from pinning an image is:
Add this code to any image on your blog, and it will stop a user from being able to pin it.
Where do you put the code? You put it within the “<img” section. That’s because ‘img‘ identifies the image you are dealing with. Like this:
<img src=”Image URL” alt=”Alt Txt” nopin=”nopin” width=”216″ height=”216″>
It’s that simple. Now Pinterest will prevent users from saving that image. But, while we’re on the subject, what if you want to block Pinterest altogether?
How To BLOCK Pinterest Saving ANY Images From My Website
I’ve never blocked Pinterest completely because hey, Pinterest is free traffic. But there is a way to stop Pinterest from working on your blog or website. Pinterest states that you can add the following code into the <head> section of any page on your website, and users will no longer be able to pin images from that page:
<meta name=”pinterest” content=”nopin” />
If a user does try to pin an image they will be told: “This site doesn’t allow saving to Pinterest. Please contact the owner with any questions. Thanks for visiting!”
However, if you’d rather display a different message, you can add a ‘description’ meta tag after the code, and insert your own message:
<meta name=”pinterest” content=”nopin” description=”Sorry, I prefer you don’t save WebBlogLife.com images to Pinterest. Thank you.” />
Stop Pinterest From Taking My Images
When you first encounter Pinterest, you might not realise how good it is for website traffic. It’s also understandable that some artist and alike, may not want their bespoke works to be saved onto a sharing platform. To help, Pinterest has provided the tools you need to block Pinterest, and stop it from working.
If you have a question, or would like to know more about Pinterest, let me know in the comments below.