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Prerequisites

In this lesson,

You can learn how to do the very basic of SEO of your course with Oopy membership, without leaving Notion. SEO means a lot, so it's almost impossible for me to cover all of it. Just let's start from the basic.

Why SEO matters

SEO(Search Engine Optimization) matters to your business. People are googling more than 63,000 queries every seconds from all over the world. If SEO of your course works properly, people - your potential customers - visit your course website every seconds.
Because SEO works in accumulative way, you'd better start your SEO right now.
I'm assuming that you published your course with Oopy membership in this lesson. If it's not the case for you, this course might be a bit less helpful

Basic SEO 1 - Meta tags

Setting up proper meta tags always works. Even google suggests it. Let me introduce the easiest way to set up proper meta tags of your notion course.

Check as-is

It is always good to check where we are now before going ahead. You can check your as-is meta tags here.
For example, meta tags of this page looks like this.
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Title came from the title of this page.
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Description came from the first text of this page.
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Image is not set properly
Which doesn't look good at all. Let's make it better.

Optimize meta tags

With Oopy membership, you can set set meta tags without leaving Notion so that you can manage your meta tags along with your content.
If you need more detail, check here.

Setting up meta tags with code block

You can test your title and descriptions as you want in the metatags.io. After writing your title and description in the second column, click GENERATE META TAGS button on the upper right corner.
Then, you can see your to-go meta tags like this.
For the sake of simplicity, let's start with Primary Meta Tags. Copy Primary Meta Tags and paste it into the code block of Notion page, like following(the type of code block should be HTML).
<head> <!-- Primary Meta Tags --> <title>Start SEO of your course with Notion</title> <meta name="title" content="Start SEO of your course with Notion"> <meta name="description" content="You can learn how to do the very basic of SEO of your course with Oopy 2.0 Beta, without leaving Notion."> </head>
HTML
Note that I added <head> tags around pasted meta tags
Now, place the block at the top of this page(just below the title) like the following image.
And it's done. Oopy handles the code block at the top as special one, and apply the content of the code block to the page. After a few minutes, refresh your website and you can see updated meta tags.

Setting og:image with free image hosting

You can set your sharing image, which is called og(open graph) image, as you want.
1.
Upload your image to imgbb.com
2.
Copy viewer links after uploading
3.
Visit the link in 2. and Copy image link from the page
4.
Add og:image tag to your code block at the top the page with the content of copied image link in 3.
<head> <!-- Primary Meta Tags --> <title>Start SEO of your course with Notion</title> <meta name="title" content="Start SEO of your course with Notion"> <meta name="description" content="You can learn how to do the very basic of SEO of your course with Oopy 2.0 Beta, without leaving Notion."> <meta property="og:image" content="https://i.ibb.co/RSMdSt3/22cc3a19c68e6f35ba3225b0343c1a23.png"> </head>
HTML
I added meta tag of og:image
5.
It's done.

Basic SEO 2 - Clean URL

As google recommends, setting up simple URL structure helps your SEO. With Oopy membership, you can manage clean URL without leaving Notion.

Setting up clean URL with code block

Just as you did in setting up meta tags, you can set the clean URL with code block.
1.
Create code block, type of YAML
2.
add clean URL like following.
cleanUrl: /step-1/start-seo
YAML
You can also manage your cleanUrl in the admin.
3.
Place the code block at the top of the page, just like as you did with the HTML code block.
It's okay to place two types of code blocks in a row. The order does not matter.
4.
It's done.

Focus matters

I created meta tags and clean URL of this page with code blocks above. That means, I can manage them along with my content in Notion. In other words, I have less distraction. Which means, I can spend more time on creating content.
Oopy membership is built with that in mind. Oopy helps creators to get paid, and to focus on their content so that they can get paid more.

Next

We've done with the first step of this course. In the next step, we are going to learn how to manage permission and set a paywall.