China Social Media Trends & Insights for Marketing Profs
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Since last Wednesday, Sina Weibo integrated a new module into its content stream to continue its monetization attempt after its promoted Weibo post attempt.
When a Weibo user publishes a post containing link to an individual product page on Taobao, this module will be inserted right below that post showing related product information. Other users will be able to click and find out more details on Taobao. [Read more...]
In addition to a normal version for regular individual users, Sina Weibo has an enterprise version for companies, just like the Facebook Page idea. Sina is also testing a different version for media like this one.
In media edition of Sina Weibo, it has articles section besides the weibo posts stream. The articles are imported from RSS feed and auto-formated and displayed in one of eight available templates. [Read more...]
Recently Sina Weibo held an introduction and marketing event to promote its Weibo Promoted Post. This new form of marketing feature, similar to Facebook’s Promoted Posts, enable weibo posts to reach more Weibo users, showing up on top of Weibo users’ content stream.
Sina will charge advertisers based on the total impressions delivered (CPM model) or the CPE (cost per Engagement) including number of re-post, comments, clicks, likes and etc. CPM CPM bid starts at 5 yuan and CPE starts at 0.5 yuan. Advertisers are required to top up a minimum amount of 3,000 yuan for deposit when opening accounts. [Read more...]
According to iResearch, Search was the most popular Internet service in China in January with 454 million users coverage, followed by online video and online community.
This week Sina quietly launched a new feature for all Weibo users to see how many people have viewed each post, just like the one shown on Facebook Pages: [Read more...]
A study, conducted by researchers at Hong Kong University, studied a random sample of roughly 30,000 users and found that 57% had no posts in the timeline, 86.9% of users wrote no original posts and 88.9% did not repost any original message from another account.
Sina claimed Weibo reached 503 million registered users by the end of 2012; applying this 57% figure from the study, it left with 220 million users have ever posted anything on Sina Weibo. The study’s findings also suggest that only around 30 million users will write a unique post in a given week. (According to Sina, Weibo had 46.2 million daily active users.)
During year 2012, the number of Sina Weibo registered users kept increasing and exceeded the 300 million mark at the end of February, 400 million after July, and kept jumping over 500 million by the end of the year. At the same time, the active Weibo users reached 4.62 million, up by 82% compared to the same period last year. [Read more...]