SJG Online is the website for Mr Sudip J Ghosh, a plastic surgeon based in the Home Counties. He approached us as he’d had a website built a few years ago but it had never worked the way he wanted. The traffic was really not great, it wasn’t appearing in any of his key treatments despite there being extensive content on the site and he wasn’t able to change any of the details which was very frustrating as some were now very out of date.
The brief: Build a WordPress website, with a fresh and exciting design. WordPress is a great platform as Google loves it and it has a easy-to-navigate Content Management System.
Initially, some of the inherent problems in his original website seemed obvious. There was flash on the website that Google doesn’t read and doesn’t really like. However, when we were moving the content over to the new website, a more major problem came to light that would explain some of the problems he was having with Google.
We provide content writing services to our clients and most are happy to take advantage of these – we have a team of experienced writers and our Editorial Director has many years’ experience as a journalist in the beauty, health and medical arena.
With SJG Online, the content was all there so it seemed that it was just a case of moving it to the new site – as a matter of course we always proof content if it is supplied to us, just to ensure it’s as perfect as possible and as our Editorial Director was checking the content she noticed some slightly odd phrases and even a random doctor’s name thrown in. So she CopyScaped the content, which had been commissioned in good faith by Mr Ghosh, and discovered that it had been copied from numerous websites – some American, but some from Mr Ghosh’s UK plastic surgery peers.
Google punishes you for duplicate content and virtually every page of Mr Ghosh’s content had duplicate content on it. We went back to Mr Ghosh and explained the situation to him. Once the site is live, Mr Ghosh has opted for an ongoing content package so our Editorial Director wrote a small amount of holding content for each page and then over the next few months we will be writing comprehensive replacement copy for each page.
The finished product: Just about to go live, so please check back…