I am helping my dad build a website for his dental practice and we are using wordpress.
We are writing each content page from scratch trying to put a little bit of voice into a topic that is really quite dry and encyclopedic. We are not done yet, but the site is up.
My dad is however unhappy with the way the site looks. I don't blame him – it looks totally homemade.
We found this beautiful wordpress theme on another dentist's website. She lives 300 miles away, so we are not serving the same geographic areas.
I want to install the theme on our site, but I was concerned that this would cause duplicate content issues. Our content overlaps with her content to the extent that we cover the same topics – we are both general dentistry websites.
And our sites are also organized in a very similar way. Because we provide nearly identical services, there is really only one logical way to organize the content into categories: general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and children's dentistry. Each category has sub-topics.
Would having the same design template make our sites too similar? Does the design of the site affect duplicate content issues?
As I said, we are writing each of our pages from scratch trying to put a little bit of voice into each topic.. Would have the same site design be one step too far?
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Edited by chrishirst, 30 March 2014 - 06:23 PM.