And, we probably all have relatives who will take at face value the wild-haired crackpot medical advice that some of their friends or co-workers might give them, and we want to find out real information to counter that and actually find them information that may help them.
Last year, in fact, my mother was diagnosed with a condition that requires a special diet. Her doctor didn't give her a list of recommended foods or anything but instead said she should look it up online. (Egads!!!)
But, you know what I frequently find when researching medical stuff is that a lot of the search results are bunk. That's right, pure and utter bunk. Some schmuck posts an article on an article directory, builds a bunch of backlinks to it through comment spam or whatnot and it'll show up on page one. Is it helpful information? No. It's basically a sales pitch to buy an eBook with magical cures and potions and whatever snake oil solution he's pushing.
Or, you'll get content written in such mangled English you can't even understand what they're trying to say, never mind whether the content is actually truthful.
Or, you'll get badly researched articles, or variations of some PLR pack that's floating out there or whatnot. Or just recycled information that's decades-old and doesn't give any more recent information or findings, that may be more helpful and, in some cases, critical.
Of course, people do this because they're chasing the big bucks. They're not actually trying to help people. They just want people to buy their junk. They don't know anything about medicine or disease or anything and they probably haven't done any actual research aside from spinning a PLR article and slapping their name on it as an "expert."
This is most disturbing in the health niche, where, in many cases, bad information can actually be harmful to people's health. And, never mind the added frustration for people searching for information that have to go through all this junk in order to find real, useful information they can use.
But, this goes on in many niches, where people know little to nothing about what they are selling. It's one thing to promote something created by an expert or created by someone with access to experts and so on. But, it's quite another to pose as an authority on something when all you're really doing is spinning PLR content, especially if it's PLR that you don't know the original author of, nor their credentials.
If you don't know how to do proper research, if you don't outsource to people who know how to do proper research or who are credibly knowledgeable about your topic, stick to topics you know something about.
And, please, please, please stop filling the Internet with junk just so you can peddle your 50-page health eBook you spent a mere three hours to compile, because this is exactly the kind of thing that gives "Internet marketing" a bad name.