I have a dentist w 2 urls for one for each location. I should build 2 seperate websites right ?

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I told him they were 2 different entities and had to have different content. But from a design point of view do I actually have to build a website for each domain ?
Im not quite sure what the best way to connect everything is ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Soren Jorgensen
    Originally Posted by Big Gee View Post

    I told him they were 2 different entities and had to have different content. But from a design point of view do I actually have to build a website for each domain ?
    Im not quite sure what the best way to connect everything is ?
    I guess it depends on what system you have the website setup in, and how easy it would be to simply copy one of them, change the content, and put a text/link to the other site?

    I any case - I would keep the same design, and simply modify the content according to his details and specifics regarding each location. No reason to do double work, and he would want to keep the same "brand recognition" anyway...

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  • Profile picture of the author Big Gee
    I plan on building him wordpress sites. I would have to add different content based on the location of the offices.

    Should I just build a home page for each url and then pick one of them and have all the links/other pages built on just one of the urls ?

    If so, when they navigate throughout the website but wish to go back is my only option to have a tab at the top for both urls home pages ?
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  • Profile picture of the author jimgaines
    Hi Big Gee,

    Saw your question and thought I would offer my thoughts.

    Unless the two offices are performing entirely different services, I would only develop one site - cover the services - cover the staff - get testimonials - create meet the staff on individual pages for each location along with the hours and -the normal stuff you need to provide for content - coupons are whatever.

    List each location in local directories separately.

    That is my thoughts, good luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Gee
    thank you for your answers....he is not offering different services but he is marketing to 2 different clientele. One spa like office, the other is low income. So both offices have entirely different looks.

    Im trying to figure out if I have content /pages that can be duplicated for both sites how to bring the patient back to the office site that they want to go to without having 2 options linking back
    Should I just put a tab at the top for each locations home page office 1/url 1 and office 2/url 2.

    I originally thought I was only building one site, then he asked that I put his other office on the site "in the top" (header) for his other url. thats when I told him they were two different entities and he needed to have two websites.
    I am in no way trying to get over, I hope I was correct when I told him this. If Im wrong I will correct myself and drop my price (I only added $200). Thats what I am trying to find out. But I figure Im giving him X amount of pages already and each add'l page is $100. So as of now I would be adding an addional home,contact,staff page(s) which is less than $100 each. They would just be on a different url
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  • Profile picture of the author Walter Warner
    Clearly this dentist wants two separate sites. One for the spa and the other for the low income clients. If I were you I would build two separate sites, use the same content for both, and then have some sore of banner or or button indicating that there is another location. And by the way don't drop your price.
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  • Profile picture of the author webpeon
    agreed price dropping puts you in a spiral that could possibly have no exit point, theres a bunch of different ways you could do this however the easiest long term advantage of having 2 different sites would be the way to go..

    from a design/dev perspective alot of the content/templates could be used across both so it does mean a decrease in the amount of overall work that needs to be done, copy and paste will be your best friend in this situation

    from a user perspecive having 2 seperate sites is going to mean less confusion with crossover content and less chances of making the mistake that youve referenced in the wrong sites content
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  • Profile picture of the author HiMac
    Can we see the websites you are referring to?
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  • Profile picture of the author mypctechs
    I am with the poster above. The SAME dentist with 2 locations? If they are both offering the same dental services you need only 1 site.

    You should have 2 pages on the site, one for each location. And 2 places pages, etc.
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