Google and Free Courses

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      • March 19, 2021 at 3:22 pm #3526304

        Hi David,

        I’m using Kajabi rather than WordPress and I have hit a snag that has me reappraising my choice.

        As with many people, I offer a free training course as a lead magnet. Kajabi lets me do this, but it requires user registration to access the course. The unintended consequence of that is that Google cannot index the content on my free course.

        I appreciate that getting people to register is one of the key steps, but keeping the content out of Google is a rather high price to pay. Within a WordPress solution can I offer free courses, but still let Google in? I don’t mind if that means that everyone can get in without registration, as I’ll have Call To Actions when people access the page…it’s getting people to access the page in the first place that is my current problem.

        – Mark

        • March 19, 2021 at 3:22 pm #3526334

          Yes, with WordPress, it is quite easy to make such pages indexable. In fact, that’s the default option and you’d need to specifically set it up to keep Google out.

          That said, I also find it hard to believe Kajabi couldn’t do this. How about just not requiring a login. And just use standard pages and not a “course” as the lead magnet. As long as you are requiring any kind of user login (whether free or not), Google won’t be able to get through it. The answer is to just put it behind an opt-in, but not a login.

          • March 19, 2021 at 3:22 pm #3526644

            Thank you very much David, and my apologies for the late reply. What are your current recommendations for the tech stack for a new WordPress site?

            • March 19, 2021 at 3:22 pm #3526645

              Belay that, I found the relevant page on your site 🙂

              • March 19, 2021 at 3:22 pm #3526652

                If you have any questions, let me know. It isn’t as if the stack that I personally use is the only way to go. 🙂

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