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Odd, Facts Don’t Support Revolution Health’s Claim

by John Moore | February 11, 2008

Last week, Revolution Health made the claim that they had surpassed WebMD as the number one stop for consumers looking for health information.

Ignoring Google’s massive presence for searching on medical information is one thing, but going so far as to say they have surpassed WebMD is certainly a stretch of the imagination.

Did a quick check on Alexa to see just how these two websites compare and it is quite clear that Revolution Health has a long, long was to go before they even begin to approach the dominance of WebMD.

As the Alexa graph below shows, WebMD maintains a commanding lead over Revolution Health for the past six months with little gain by Revolution Health, if anything, a slight decline in the past month relative to WebMD.


Which leave the question, what is Revolution Health using to make this claim. Certainly, their press release does not provide any supporting documentation or metrics to support such a bold claim.

By the way, did a quick comparison with Microsoft’s HealthVault. Despite a brief up tick around the announcement date of HealthVault (early October), HealthVault barely even registers on Alexa.

2 responses to “Odd, Facts Don’t Support Revolution Health’s Claim”

  1. Sean says:

    Thank you for shining some light on some questionable statistics. I’m sure that I am not the only one who found RH’s numbers confusing and misguiding….

  2. John says:

    Well Sean, as they say…

    “There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics.” Revolution Health is certainly stretching statistics well beyond damn lies.

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