There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to medical advice. Recently, MarketingCharts.com put together a nice analysis of the top websites for medical information and advice. They interpreted data from Experian Marketing Services which audited U.S. household desktop and personal computer Hitwise visits from 5 million internet visitors. The data is very interesting noting that WebMD has almost 3 times the traffic of its nearest competitor Drugs.com. Admittedly, there were a couple sites on here I’d never visited, but are nice nonetheless. Sites like Everyday Health and HealthGuru are great if you haven’t visited, and they provide a lot of great information and advice.
It would be interesting to see if the chart changes at all when taking into account mobile (phone, tablet, etc.) visitors, but I’m guessing the trend stays aligned for the most part. Also, there are a number of folks that use a good ole fashion search engine to lead them directly to what they’re looking for. This is likely the case given that less than 40% of web traffic comes from humans. (The rest comes from good and bad bots according to a number of sources out there.) What websites do you use for medical information and advice? Do you have a favorite or a top 3? Let us know in the comments below!