Last updated on October 17th, 2020 by Samuel Ryan, copyright reserved
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 not sure.
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:
If you add this code to any image on your blog, it will stop the user from being able to select that image for pinning. Here’s an example from my contact page. It’s my profile picture:
As you can see on the left side of the image, I have added the code within the “<img” section. That’s because ‘img‘ identifies the image you are dealing with.
It’s that simple. Now Pinterest will prevent users from saving that image. But, while we’re on the subject, what if you don’t want Pinterest to save ANY images from your website?
How To Stop Pinterest Saving Any Images From My Website
I have never employed this option 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, it’s easy to miss the benefits. It’s understandable that some artist and alike, may not want their bespoke works to be saved onto a sharing platform. To help, Pinterest provides many tools so you can decide what visitors take, and what they leave.
If you have a question, or would like to know more about Pinterest, let me know in the comments below.