I started WhatSayTheExperts.com out of frustration. I, like most other people in today's world, use the internet as a tool to help me make informed decisions when I buy a product or service. Nothing unusual about that. So what had me so frustrated?
In short, the lack of transparency. There are a bazillion and one websites that want to tell you which product is your best bet, but there are very few that actually tell you how they arrived at those recommendations. "This is the best product for you" they will say. But the explanation of their selection process is often lacking.
Having worked in online marketing for several years, I've become aware of the sad truth that many media publishers are not half as concerned with connecting you - their audience - with the most adequate product/service for your situation, as they are about increasing their own revenues. So even though "Product X" might be the best option, a competitor's product may be touted as their "top pick" simply because it offers the publisher greater potential to make money.
That's not to say there aren't any good online sources you can consult. There are. I'm a huge admirer of the work done by websites such as thewirecutter.com and g2.com. I just don't think there are enough of them, and that's why WhatSayTheExperts.com was created.
Our premise is very simple.
- We ask a group of people that have extensive knowledge and experience in the subject matter being discussed what they think. These are the "experts" and the reason behind our name.
- We publish EXACTLY what they say, so you can read for yourself the reasons certain products were recommended over others.
- We have no influence over which products ultimately end up being our top picks. The experts we survey act as an independent panel - we simply publish the results.
That's our story and our why. I truly hope you find our content helpful.