Along with our announcement earlier this week that we are now tracking reviews from Google Places, today we are pleased to announce we have added
To our list of sites we monitor for your reviews. This brings our number of sites monitored up to 18. I couldn’t imagine trying to keep tabs on 18 individual sites to find out when a new review was posted about you. If you haven’t done it yet, get on over to our MD Reviews Tool and start keeping tabs on what is being said about you.
The list of sites accepting reviews of doctors seems to be growing at least weekly. But we can quickly guage which sites are worthwhile for tracking and which are not quite yet. Some of the metrics we use for determining if we should add a site to our tracking tool are:
Does Google link to the reviews in search results?
To be quite honest if a site isn’t being linked to by Google in the search results, it doesn’t carry a whole lot of weight. Anybody can setup an MD review site but without traffic and authority, they won’t collect many reviews and the reviews they do get won’t have any visibility. A site needs to be included in the Google search results to be considered for our index.
Does the site have any reviews for our doctors?
We call them “our doctors” but really those included in the list are the doctors for whom we are monitoring reviews. And that list is constantly growing. This metric goes hand in hand with the Google-linking-metric above. Chances are if you don’t hold reviews for any of our doctors, you don’t have much of a site.