Baidu’s total revenues declined just 7% year-over-year in Q1 2020, resulting from its diversified revenue streams, including marketing services for wide-ranging industries, new AI businesses, and iQIYI.
Baidu News, Stats and Search Engine Marketing Insights
Baidu is China's dominant search engine, used by hundreds of millions of China internet users. Find out news and statistics on Baidu as well as Baidu advertising and marketing tips and insights.
The monthly active users of Baidu Mini Program users have exceeded 500 million as of May 2020. It has over 420,000 mini programs on its ecosystem, 220 of which have exceeded 1-million MAU.
The number of mobile search users grew to 705 million in 2019 in China, according to a Chinese research company iiMedia. Baidu has the largest market share reaching over 70% mobile users in China, followed by Shenma and Sogou. The actual spending on search advertisements in China was 1.13 times higher than the budget. Over […]
Baidu has started offering its Apollo “robotaxi” service in Changsha city of Hunan Province, becoming one of the first companies to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles in China.
During the period of epidemic, the Internet has become the main source for people to acquire knowledge. Over the 30-day period from mid-Feb to mid-March, the average number of daily searches for knowledge content related to education on Baidu is over 350 million, an increase of 86% year over year. K12 and foreign languages are […]
Baidu Smart Cloud officially released “Cloud Mobile Phone”. The so-called Cloud Mobile Phone is a virtual smartphone with all applications running on the cloud so that the performance of the mobile phones can no longer be limited by its hardware. Baidu Cloud Phone is a combination of ARM server, cloud computing, and Android OS. It […]
China’s cloud infrastructure services market grew 66.9% and reached US$3.3 billion in total spending in Q4 2019, accounting for 10.8% and the second largest of the global market, according to data from Canalys.
Baidu App’s average daily active users (“DAUs”) reached 195 million, up 21% year over year, in December 2019. Baidu’s content network BJH publisher accounts for Baidu feed reached 2.6 million, up 38% year over year, in December 2019.
Short video penetration exceeded 70% in Q3 2019 with 810 million active users in Sep. The growth is still strong with about 25% YoY increase in MAU. ByteDance dominates China’s short video segment with three mobile apps – TikTok (Douyin), Xigua, and Huoshan with a total penetration of 72.1% in Sep 2019. Kuaishou and Baidu […]
Tencent has the highest internet user penetration of 97.3% in China in September 2019, followed by Alibaba, Baidu, and ByteDance. But, ByteDance saw the largest increase of 18.6% YoY in internet user penetration.
ByteDance, the company owning several popular apps in China including TikTok and Toutiao, has surpassed Baidu in the first half of 2019, becoming China’s second-largest digital advertising media business, according to the latest report of consulting firm R3. ByteDance now accounts for close to a quarter (23%) of China’s digital advertising market, close to 50 […]
Global smart speaker market shipment reached 28.6 million units in Q3 2019 with an increase of 44.9% according to research company Canalys. Amazon led the market with 10.4 million smart speakers shipment.
Baidu App traffic continues to grow with DAUs reaching 189 million, up 25% year over year, in September 2019, according to Baidu’s announced financial results.
Baidu completed a strategic investment in a Hong Kong-listed retail technology solution company Youzan last month, with a transaction value of approximately US$30 million. Youzan is known for its e-commerce solutions widely used by WeChat sellers (Weishang). Prior to this round of investment, Baidu and Youzan announced their partnership at the AI Developers Conference in […]
Baidu delivered a solid second quarter in 2019 with revenues reaching RMB 26.3 billion, growing 9% QoQ, and Baidu Core revenues growing 12% QoQ. In June, Baidu App DAUs reached 188 million, up 27% year over year, in-app search queries grew over 20% year over year and smart mini program MAUs reached 270 million, up […]
WeChat is not the only platform supporting the instant-launch light applications, which is widely known as mini-programs. Leading Chinese internet companies are building their own ecosystem with Tencent’s WeChat, Alibaba’s Alipay, and Baidu’s smart program in the leading positions. Another league of mini-programs worth mentioning is QuickApp, an application ecosystem launched by the nine major […]