Consolidating 80 Websites: Chris Boyer [PODCAST]

January 7, 2015
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In January of 2013, Chris Boyer accepted a massive challenge; join the North Shore LIJ Health System to create a unified digital presence. The challenge? There were at least 80 websites, known and unknown, that related to the health system and affiliated entities. In our conversation, Chris and I walked through some of the challenges he and his team faced in creating a unified presence.

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Christening the new website
Christening the new website

00:00 Introduction
00:45 80 websites!
01:18 First Steps: January 2013
02:29 Digital presence was fragmented
02:49 Website as the hub
04:04 Branding = Logo
05:28 New website is beautiful
06:33 Web traffic
07:55 Lessons from North Shore LIJ could be applied anywhere
08:15 “Our website is not an org chart”
09:57 Who is the website for?
10:01 Gap analysis – Project Management – Content Creation
10:50 Redundant content
12:30 Rogue websites
16:45 Emergency Department wait times
18:13 11 Top Tasks that people want to accomplish on your website
20:20 Web Usability Neo Insight. Personas help from Cooper.com
21:27 How can you create enough content?
25:38 Word count and SEO are not the goal
27:42 SEO and targeting medical keywords
29:05 Web traffic affected?

North Shore LIJ Health System
North Shore LIJ Health System

31:42 Who is on the team
33:15 Marketing Automation
33:50 Web redesign tips
35:20 Don’t try to eat the whole elephant at one time
36:54 Social Media Tip: AJ Montpetit – Video needs good audio

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