The day of yellow pages are over in my opinion. Most people do not use them any more and shifted to online searching for information for products. There are however a few thing you have to realize and think about while surfing the internet.
The majority of people think that the internet is as safe as their own backyard and all information is true.
Unfortunately that is not always the case. There are websites that will try to harm you or will provide you with wrong information.
What I have found and what I use the internet for the most is product information and comparison tables.
I like to find all the information I need to come to a decision to buy a product I am looking for.
I am also lazy and do not like to switch from site to site to dig and dig and write it all down.
That is why I have a few trusted sites where I go for my information on products. They might not always have what I am looking for but at-least give me an idea on a similar product. My main site for home and garden products is better priced online, since they have a ton of product reviews on there.
I can give a lot of examples on how I use them but here is just one.
I needed a new indoor electric grill and did not want to spend to much but had a few features in mind like, removable plates and easy to clean (of course). But there was one thing I really needed and that was a long electric cord since my outlet are not close to my counter top.
After looking I found that my favorite site had a review of top 5 electric indoor grills and even mentioned the length of the power-cord of many of them.
That is the difference I was revering to earlier in this post, between a good site and a bad site. For finding help on what you are looking for you must find the ones that gives you the most information without just copy and paste from a manufacturers website or any other online retailer.
There are many of these site and some of them are great and other ones are not providing any valuable information than that they want you to click on a link.
I am very picky with my time because I do not have to much time of and if I have time I need to use it effective. By choosing a few sites that help me find what I am looking for in a way that I like it I safe a lot of time.