How OSU Wexner Consolidated Its Multi-Site Content Into a Single Mega Site
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center faced a challenge. It wanted to combine blog content and news from several high-performing system websites into a single mega site called Ohio State Health & Discovery. But much of the content it planned to use had earned high rankings in Google’s search engine results pages (SERP), including many placements as Google featured snippets.
Could the Columbus, Ohio-based system consolidate all its blog content without losing its featured snippets and other high-ranking positions?
Could it create a single mega site that retained the organic search traffic generated by the individual blogs?
Lina Soliman is omnichannel strategy associate director for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She explained how the university health system achieved its goals during a recent conference.
Soliman and Sam Underwood, vice president of business strategy at Futurety, LLC, described how their two organizations successfully used data to evaluate, plan, and implement a content migration project that merged content from dozens of blogs into a single website.
“Here’s the vision that fueled this project,” Soliman explains. “Create a consolidated health news and research site from multiple medical center sites, including the College of Medicine, the James Cancer Hospital, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center site, and create one mega site from all those multiple sites.”
Read the full article to find out how they created the mega site — and protected their featured snippets in the process: E Pluribus Website: Out of Many Sites, One Mega Site