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    Tricky Situation re: Identical Content on Multiple Sites


    Hey SEO Gurus,
    I've got a tricky situation here I could use some advice on.
    I manage a healthcare network's websites. We have, or will soon have, a different website for each clinic office. Each website will have an "About the Doctor" page for each doctor who sees patients at that office. Everything about these websites is meant to be hyper-local so we can dominate local serps.

    The problem is that we have several doctors who see patients at multiple offices. For example, Dr. Smith sees patients at Oakland Clinic, San Francisco Clinic, and San Jose Clinic. Each of those clinics have their own hyper-local website with a bio about Dr. Smith. Though each bio page has different meta content.

    Will having his identical bio content on 3 different websites hurt their individual SEO? If so, do y'all have any suggestions on how I can make this work?
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    You can make them not identical and not worry about it.
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    But it's their bio. There are only so many ways a bio can be written. If 50% of the content is identical, will that still flag Google?
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    Someone needs to be creative with writing their bio. If you dont want to worry about it.

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