According to Enfodesk, Baidu accounted for 30.9% of the total online ad revenue in China; Alibaba for 15.3%, and Google China for 6.2%.
According to China search engine market quarterly data in 2012 released by EnfoDesk, the China search engine leader Baidu accounted for 78.6% of the total search engine market, Google for 15.6%, while Sogou 3.1%. [Read more...]
On Dec 12 last week, Google officially announced its decision to close down China shopping search engine.
Previously, some media revealed that Google was going to inform its partners in China the closure of shopping search engine. Confirmation in received by Google on Dec 12. [Read more...]
China search engine market reached 7.78 billion yuan (USD 1.25 billion) in Q3 2012, with the QoQ growth of 13.5% and YoY growth of 44.1%. China’s search engine market growth is slowing down as the growth rate is lower than 50% for the very first time due to a few factors:
- Affected by the macroeconomic situation, advertisers reduced their advertising budget
- Fast-growing mobile search engine took some market share
- The launch of Qihoo 360 search engine took some search volume market share while having not yet started to contribute revenue to search market
According to the data provided by iResearch this July, here comes the list of China’s top 20 internet companies by total reached users in the first half of 2012. The research was based on long-term monitoring for 400,000 network behavior samples.
Analysis International, a China Internet research company, released search engine market data for the first quarter in 2012. Total revenue in Q1 has grown by 70.4% (YoY) to 5.53 billion yuan (USD$877 million) though it’s dropped by 4.7% compared to the previous quarter. [Read more...]
Qingming Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day is a traditional Chinese festival on the 108th day after the winter solstice. And, Google has just decorated its search results pages on Qingming Festival or Qingming.
Besides a Chinese painting showing a willow and a poem, you will also see an animation. If you click on the white space, as far as it’s not a link on the SERPs, the animation of a fish jumping out of a pond will appear. [Read more...]
Total revenue of China search engine market last year reached 18.78 billion yuan, up 11.7% from 2010. Baidu leads search engine market with a market share of 76.1% by revenue while Google’s down to 19.8%. Sogou and Soso expanded their market share to 2.3% and 1.4% respectively.
China web search requests amounted to 77.51 billion times in Q3 2011, up 6.1% from Q2 and 16.3% from Q3 2010 according to research company iResearch. [Read more...]
According to Enfodesk’s data, total revenue in China search engine market reached 4.32 billion yuan (about USD 668 million) in the second quarter of 2011, up 33.2% compared to the first quarter.
Google’s market share by revenue continued its down trend to 18.9% and Baidu’s up slightly to 75.9%. [Read more...]
This is a guest post by Doug Pierce, the Co-Founder and Head of Research at Digital Due Diligence, a boutique Internet equity analysis firm.
It’s a curious yet common practice at the bottom of Chinese websites. A selection of curated hyperlinks that go by many names – “friendly links”, “cooperative partners”, “enterprise promotion” – but have one purpose: to manipulate search engines.
While ostensibly there to help visitors navigate the web, the evolution of the Chinese Internet has turned this otherwise benign footer element into a commodity bought and sold by savvy web entrepreneurs and shifty SEO consultants for their own gain and to the detriment of the Chinese Internet as a whole. While it’s easy to blame shortcomings in the algorithms, a more well rounded explanation for their persistence is a fundamental attribution error by search engines toward individual expression that doesn’t deliver the same utility when applied to China. [Read more...]
According to iResearch, Q1 revenue of China’s search engine market reached 3.21 billion yuan (about USD 493 million), down 4% compared to the previous quarter. However, search represented 37.5% of total online advertising market, up from previous quarter’s 35.8%.
Baidu’s search market share by revenue reached 74.4%, up 0.9% compared to Q4 2010. Google’s market share continues to drop to 22.9%.
Baidu’s market share by search queries in Q4 2010 increased by 6.5% to 83.6% compared to the same period in 2009, according to the latest report from iResearch.
Unfortunately for Google, its search query market share dropped to 11.1%. Definitely not a good thing for China search market; we’d love to see some competitions in this market.
Google Merchant Center, the place to upload your product data to Google and make it available to Google Product Search and other Google services, has just launched the Chinese version.
Even if the merchant hasn’t uploaded any data to Google, users may still be able to find its products in product search which are crawled by Google bots. [Read more...]