A few years ago, I joined a Chicago area parents group
with an active online member forum. Members trade info, referrals
and even share horror stories. And at least once a month, someone
asks, "Who's a good dentist to see in XYZ neighborhood?" Discussion
I always thought it was too bad for the dentist that there was no
way to know about these discussions without being a member of the
community. However, there is now an online tool that helps you find
out what people in online message boards are saying about
is a search engine for Web message boards and forums. I recommend
using advanced search with your name, along with "dentist" (or your
relevant speciality). You can set time parameter--opting to see
everything Boardreader can
find or just posts occurring within the last month.
Create an account in Boardreader and they will send
you alerts when your search terms come up. Using a tool like
iGoogle, you can subscribe to alerts as a feed and have a
one-page place to check all online mentions.
If you're interested in digging deeper, Carie Lewis of the Humane Society gives
a great overview of how to use Boardreader and other free
online tools with
iGoogle for social media monitoring.
Thanks for making this tool known.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.bcdentalcare.ca" rel="nofollow">Dental Thornhill</a>
Posted by: Dr. David Cheng (email@example.com) on 05/16/2011