Why Yelp is #1 with Users Looking for Health and Medical Services

Among all of the things we value- good health is often at the top of the list. There is no price tag that can be put on wellness. This is why when people look for health and medical services, they want to ensure they are receiving care from trusted and reputable providers.

In fact, Yelp’s founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman created Yelp after becoming frustrated with his search for a good doctor. Thirteen years later, Yelp is now ranked as the #1 user review site for health and medical services.*

A study done by Software Advice found that people who used a review site to find a Medical Services business used Yelp more than Healthgrades, RateMDs, Vitals, and ZocDoc. Every day Medical Services businesses see over 30,000 page visits that started with a search on Yelp. Another 22,000 Yelp users will pick up the phone and call Medical Service businesses daily (that’s a lot of new patients!).** And, these Yelp users spend quickly: 93% of Yelp users will make a purchase from a business they find on Yelp within a week.

Yelp helps amplify high-quality word of mouth recommendations contributed by Yelp users. To learn more about how to drive more traffic to your Yelp page, best practices for managing your online reputation, and tips for optimizing your Yelp page, read Yelp’s guide to showcasing your business online.

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*Nielsen, 2016
**Software Advice, 2014