Search engines rank individual web pages wherever and whenever possible. This means each of your web pages might rank well for a particular keyword given the assumption you’ve paid attention to SEO.
Understanding that search engines rank individual web pages focused on keywords will help you avoid a common SEO blunder.
Each of your providers should have their own “About” page, and here’s why.
Keywords are pretty tricky to understand, but for our purposes are synonymous with topic or subject. Each or your articles must be focused around 1 (or possibly 2) keyword or topic.
The topic of your article should be the keyword for which you want to rank.
Best practices dictate that the keyword should appear in certain locations of your article: the title, subheaders and comprise no more than 2.5% of the total words of the page.
YOAST SEO Plugin
This is the probably the best SEO plugin around. The free version is terrific and I have been using it for years after letting go of a paid optimization service.
YOAST will walk you through the process of optimizing each of your articles so that you may maximize your opportunity for high rankings.
The About Page(s)
Each of your providers should have a separate “About” page. Cramming all providers onto the same page gives you only one page to rank for the services your provide.
Chances are that your providers each specialize in one facet of your practice. This should be your keyword. For instance, as a retina specialist, my about page should be focused on the keyword “retina specialist.” (Admittedly, it’s two words, but one keyphrase.)
If all your specialists are grouped on the same page, it becomes very difficult for that one page to rank any specialty. A single webpage can realistically rank well for only one or two keywords.
By creating separate pages, you now have multiple opportunities to rank!