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.
Baidu is found been testing Google +1 like features in its search results pages, like the screenshot shown above. A thumb up icon is displayed with a number in SERPs beside the display URL, like the Facebook Like box. Visit this link (“Baidu”) or this one (“Guge”, Google’s Chinese brand name) or this (“Sogou”) to have […]
Baidu has launched the Baidu Encyclopedia Digital Museum to digitally display the collections of museums across the country. You can click the map tab, select the region and view a list of museums. You can then click on the museum’s name to view its collection, or visit its Baidu Encyclopedia entry. So far, only collections […]
Just in time for China’s big holiday, spring festival, Baidu’s Box Computing initiative has come out with its real-time flight status inquiry service, integrated in the search results. When a user searches on Baidu using “flight number”?she can view the real-time flight status on top of the search results like the screenshot shown above. Similarly, […]
Baidu officially released its Open Beta Test Platform last Tuesday, a convenient “one-stop shop” for users interested in participating the latest Baidu products testing. Upon signing in, users will discover a personal center, a mission assignment square, an on-the-spot survey column, a gifts center, and an accomplishment column. Users can click on the button “receive […]
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.
Weibo, previously known as Sina Weibo, has 550 million monthly active users in March 2020, remaining one of the top social media platforms in China. For businesses and brands, Weibo search engine could be very useful to identify valuable customer and market insights.
Following up the fake customer service phone in Baidu search results, Baidu has officially launched a tool for companies to submit their customer service hotline for free. The “hotline box” is triggered when users conduct a search on Baidu for customer service phone number. Users can then dial the number displayed on the phone or […]
Baidu Webmaster Platform provides tools to optimize Chinese websites. It has been in invitation-only testing for over a year and it’s just launched public beta. Baidu Webmaster Tools, compared to Google Webmaster Tools, are very basic and premature providing six tools for webmasters: 1. Sitemap Submission to Baidu Webmasters can use Sitemap tool to submit […]
Baidu is launching a URL shortening service dwz.cn. Users can type in a URL to have a shortened URL at dwz.cn or a custom shortened URL can be specified. Users can retrieve the original URL with shortened URL; and, DWZ.cn provides API for URL shortening service.
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.