While most people are looking for ways to get more of their images pinned, Pinterest quietly added a feature that allows Webmaster to block users from pinning their content. What if I don’t want images from my site to be pinned? Just add a meta “nopin” code to the <head> section of your website or blog. The tag universally applies to every page (and more importantly every image) hosted on your site.
<meta name="pinterest" content="nopin" />
Pinterest says in their help section that when a user tries to pin content from your site, they will see the following message.
“This site doesn’t allow pinning to Pinterest. Please contact the owner with any questions. Thanks for visiting!”
However, when I installed it on my blog as a test run I got, “We couldn’t find any images: This site doesn’t allow pinning.” For most of us we would never want to block a thriving social network like Pinterest, but for some who have copyright concerns, this is a simple fix.