The user base of mobile search in China grew by 3.79% year-on-year to 685 million in Q4 2018. Baidu was still the first choice for users searching for information (42.5% in proportion). Nearly 60% of users tent to choose smartphone built-in browsers across mobile devices. The user base of mobile search in China grows to […]
Top platforms for financial ads in China 2018, led by Baidu News Feed, Toutiao & Tencent
Financial transactions via mobile devices in China is projected to be hit US$497.52 billion by 2019. Ads concerning debit and credit products took the largest share of 41% in total financial ads placements. Only 3% of ads were placed for insurance products. Baidu News Feed is the most popular platforms among advertisers, with 22% of financial ads placements […]
Baidu app’s daily active users grew to 300 million over one night
CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala, or Chunwan, is a Chinese New Year special produced by China Central Television (CCTV) shown on the eve of Chinese New Year on its TV channels. CCTV now requires mobile app advertisers with daily active users of at least 100 million. Otherwise, the server would crash upon broadcasting the advertisement.
China accounted for 40% of world’s top 10 FinTech; led by Ant Financial & JD Financial
Chinese FinTech companies took four places of the Top 10 FinTechs Ranking in 2018. Ant Financial topped the list, followed by JD Finance. Baidu-affiliated Du Xiaoman Financial and Lufax ranked fourth and tenth, respectively, according to the report from H2 Ventures and KPMG.
China mobile input apps in 2018, led by Sogou, iFlytek, and Baidu
China’s input method market saw 690 million users in June 2018, a 13.1% increase from the same period last year. Sogou Input Method (Sogou Pinyin) remained on top, followed by iFlytek and Baidu Input Method. In terms of the average monthly active users (MAU) in the last twelve months ended June 2018, Sogou Input took […]
Over 70% Chinese will choose Google over Baidu if it returns
Not long after Facebook’s Hangzhou subsidiary launch, Google was reported to be planning a launch of a censored search engine in China. A poll was created on Weibo asking “if Google returns to China, which will you choose between Google and Baidu?”. 72.8% voted for Google.
China search engine market in Q1 2018; 79% driven by mobile search [UPDATED]
The revenue of search engine market in China totaled 20.374 billion yuan (US$3.2017 billion) in Q1 2018, an increase of 29.21% year-on-year, led by Baidu, Sogou, and 360 search. In Q1 2018, Baidu continues to lead China’s search engines market with a market share of 80.09% by revenues, followed by Sogou (6.63%) and 360 (3.27%). Baidu’s […]
Top smartphone, technology brands in China 2018
The top smartphone brands in China are Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, Samsung and OPPO according to Tencent’s Penguin Intelligence research. The top internet/technology brands are Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, and Jingdong (JD.com). Tencent’s research also revealed the top high-end automobile brands, led by Benz, BMW, and Audi. Chinese brands are mostly purchased among 86.1% consumers, followed by […]
China search engine market overview Q2 2017
China’s search engine market totaled 23.57 billion yuan (US$3.47 billion) in Q2 2017 with an increase of 25.6% QoQ or 12.2% YoY according to Analysis. Baidu has 77.2% market share in China’s search engines market by total revenues, followed by Google China (9.66%) and Sogou (8.69%).
China mobile search market overview for Q1 2017
Baidu has 78.2% share of China’s mobile search market by the total number of mobile search queries in the first quarter of 2017.
China online education market overview for Q1 2017
Total revenues of China’s online education market reached 45.84 billion yuan (US$6.64 billion) in the first quarter of 2017, with an increase of 64.9% YoY or decrease of 4.8% QoQ according to data from the research company Analysis.
China search engine market share in Apr 2017
StatCounter data shows Baidu’s market share was 76.05% in China search engines market in April 2017, followed by Shenma (8.78%), 360 Search (7.87%), Sogou (3.31%), and Google (1.84%). Baidu is more dominant in China’s mobile search market with over 82% market share, followed by Shenma (13.79%) according to StatCounter. China search engine market overview Q1 2017 […]
China search engine market overview Q1 2017 (Updated)
China search engines market totaled 18.76 billion yuan (US$2.72 bn) in Q1 2017, with a decrease of 8.6% compared to Q4 2016 and an increase of 5.3% YoY.
WeChat becoming a threat to Baidu in mobile search?
WeChat has included external sources in in-app search results pages (SERP) while it previously only searches chats, WeChat Moments, and Official Accounts. Some users start to see a “news” section in the WeChat SERP which includes external news sources.
Baidu cultivating quality content with Webmasters VIP Club
Baidu announced the drop of its separate news source database due to “technology upgrade on timeliness content identification”.