Notion offers a powerful feature that allows you to selectively share content with specific individuals or groups. For example, you may not want to share your daily tasks with your team, but you should make your brand guidelines available to everyone in your company.
Similarly, you must make your Notion portfolio public so that potential clients can easily access it.
In this blog post, we will show you how to make your Notion pages public, allowing you to share your content with anyone, within or outside your company.
Here are the four steps to making your Notion pages public:
1. Click on the Share button
First, navigate to the Notion page you want to make public, and then click on the Share button at the top right of the screen. This action will display a view that shows the different sharing options available in Notion:
1. Sharing with individuals by typing in their email addresses and clicking on Invite.
2. Sharing with everyone in your teamspace.
3. Sharing the Notion page to the web.
2. Turn the toggle on for Share to Web
Turn on the Share to Web toggle by clicking on the button next to that option. Then, click on the Show link options dropdown to display more options.
3. Choose from the available link options
Notion offers several additional options in the Share view:
1. Link expires
This option is available only for Notion Plus subscribers - it allows you to set an expiration date for your shared links. You can choose to set the expiration time to: An hour, a day, a week, or a specific date.
This feature is useful for time-bound content. For example, if you want a job candidate to sign the offer letter before a set date, you can enforce that with this option.
2. Allow editing
If you want to collaborate with others in creating content, you can turn on this option to allow anyone with the link to edit the page.
3. Allow comments
You can use the Allow comments option for content reviews. If you don't want others to edit your content but still suggest changes, turn on the toggle for this option.
4. Allow duplicate as template
Anyone selling Notion templates will find this option useful. Turning this toggle on enables the buyers to copy the page as a template without making any changes. The copied version, however, is editable.
5. Search Engine Indexing
Search engines are often the biggest source of traffic for most Notion websites. To attract organic traffic to your Notion website or portfolio pages, you must optimize them for search engines.
While the Notion's Plus plan offers limited SEO features for $10 per month, you can unlock many more SEO and design features with Super for a similar price. Additionally, you can create fast and aesthetically pleasing websites that integrate with your favorite tools and support custom themes and navbars.
4. Change your Notion Domain name
Notion sets a random domain name for your webpages, but you can customize it from the settings page. But even after that, you get a domain that ends with the extension - notion.site.
This means you don’t really own the content. So you can’t set up trackers to measure your page performance, drive leads for your business, or carry out marketing activities required to make money from your website.
However, you can set up a custom domain name by using Super with Notion. This way, you truly own your website. You can build a brand around it and eventually turn it into a functional business.
That’s it! Your page is public now. Click on the Copy web link button to grab the public URL of the page.
Is Notion public or private by default?
A Notion page is private by default - unless it is created in a public folder. You need to manually click on the “Share” button at the top-right corner of your page and edit the settings to make the page public. You can also determine the level of access that people can have - view, edit, or comment.
When to make your Notion page public?
Make your Notion pages public only if they don't contain confidential information. If the page includes personal information, make it private. However, if the page is intended to generate business leads and revenue, make it public.
Can you share Notion pages for free?
Sharing Notion pages is free for everyone. However, to make them SEO-friendly and share on search engines, you need to sign up for the Plus plan, which costs $10 per month.
You can unlock many new SEO (and design) features by upgrading to Super at nearly the same price. You can create lightning-fast websites with custom navbars and other cool design elements while managing your content on Notion.
Can you share Notion pages with someone who doesn't have Notion?
Yes, you can share Notion pages with anyone, even those without a Notion account.
Simply enable the Share to web option at the top right of your Notion page to get a public link that anyone with an internet connection can access. You can also take a call on what actions they can take on the page. You can allow them to edit, add comments, or duplicate the page as a template.