People are crazy for Pinterest. They want stuff to pin on their boards day long. Such a craze for pinning on Pinterest may create a situation like, you don’t want others to pin the images from your site. It may seem odd at first, but there are chances that one may feel uncomfortable of regular pinning of his/her private / personal / copyright stuff. What to do in such a situation? How to stop others to pin your images?

Note: Blocking Pinterest pins is not recommended when you don’t have problem with the sharing of your content. The cause behind the blocking could be user specific, like copyright and privacy, which is different from the traffic generation strategies and social media sharing. So before proceeding to the rest of the article, please make sure you really want to take this step or not.

Stop Pinterest Pinning of images from your site

If you want to restrict others from pinning the images from your site on Pinterest, here’s a simple thing you should do. Just copy the following meta tag and put it below the <head> section of your website and save changes:

<meta name="pinterest" content="nopin" />

What this code will do? While adding a pin straight from your website using the Pinterest button on your site or the Pinterest bookmarklet, it will tell Pinterest to block the pin as the webpage doesn’t allow to do that. After Pinterest receive such response from your website, it will show an alert box containing a message:

This site doesn’t allow pinning to Pinterest. Please contact the owner with any questions. Thanks for visiting!

This way, you have blocked the pinning of your site. Hope you enjoyed the article.