Do smart phone users search for healthcare information in 2015?

mobile use | dental website | mobile phone useYes, Smart phone owners use their phones to look up healthcare information.  Aaron Smith at Pew Research found that “62% of smartphone owners have used their phone in the past year to look up information about a health condition.”     Read more….

Mobile devices are used by consumers of all ages.  Smart phones are used to access news, directions, reviews, banking, music and information.  Smith also found that “About three-quarters of 18-29 year old smartphone owners have used their phone in the last year to get information about a health condition…”

Most people are never more than 5 feet away from their mobile device.  Business Insider found that “consumers look at their phone more than 150 times a day, on average.”   Read more…

What does this research mean for your dental website?   Having a mobile friendly website will allow your practice to be found by potential patients looking for answers to their questions.   If your dental website is not responsive and mobile friendly,  your website will begin loosing ground in Yahoo, Bing and Google searches.

Contact Sharon Kantor Bogetz.  She will test your dental website to evaluate whether it is mobile friendly.

 

 

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