Despite Americans’ fascination with social media, instant messaging, and online entertainment, none of those things is even close to being among the top five internet activities. According to the results from an exhaustive study released by the Pew Research Center in May of 2013, searching for information over the web slightly edged out email usage as the most common of all online activities.
Data collected during the above study shows that over 90% of web users over the age of 13 routinely uses the internet to search for general information and facts. Although news, weather, and driving directions are among the most popular things for which web users search, conducting research on merchandise and services is equally important to the typical internet patron. When individuals go on line to learn about goods and services, they often turn to online reviews.
Medical and Dental reviews are among the most common types of online reviews. If you have ever done a web search for local dentists in your area, you probably have a good idea about how many dentist reviews there are. The key to finding usable dental office reviews, though, is to look for the website that offers the most reviews. Obviously, your time is best spent on sites where the most people review dental offices.
Once you find a website that offers plenty of thorough reviews, you can gradually sift your way through to find the right dentist for you. Generally, folks who take the time to review dentists are honest and directly, but less often overly harsh as is often the case with different types of online reviews. This is because people who review dental offices have less reason to write abusively scathing reviews than a person who just broke a tooth on an unidentified object that was hidden in the dressing of his or her Caesar salad.
While that might be a bit of an generalization, most people will find that dental reviews tend to be more fair and balanced the other types of service reviews. As such, prospective dental patients can rest assured that their time is less likely to be wasted.