Baidu tried to segment the Chinese search market by launching Search for Senior Citizens this April. Today, it added a very useful handwriting feature to this site. This is very helpful to the seniors as many senior citizens in China find it difficult to type Chinese characters. This product is likely a collaboration effort between […]
Baidu opens its Ad Manager for public testing today. Baidu Union (Baidu’s content network like AdSense) users can login and use this ad inventory management tool for free. Key Features of Baidu Ad Manager Ad Placement Management. Systematic management of ad placement supporting fixed, pop-up, and floating windows. Revenue optimization. Optional ad placement with Baidu […]
CNNIC has released its latest search engine report showing that by the end of June 2009, the number of Chinese search engine users has reached 235 million with an increase of 59.49 million people, annual growth rate of 34%. The number will likely reach 260 million by the end of year 2009. Here is a […]
China’s Ministry of Culture (MoC), warned last week that it would strengthen checks and policing of online music content. MoC said that search engines can only provide search information for tracks from legitimate music companies. Today, Baidu launched their new homepage for MP3 searches: The new MP3 homepage shows rich content of popular songs in […]
Blogger Gordon Choi put up a good post on Baidu web analytics. Baidu web analytics is still in beta open to its advertisers and publishers. Baidu web analytics tracking requires you embed two sets of tracking codes in header and body sections respectively. Some metrics helpful identifying quality traffic include average visit time, average pageview […]
Baidu partners with Discovery and has launched Discovery Channel at discovery.baidu.com. Discovery will provide customized content for Chinese market (including translation work) while Baidu is in charge of website management and operations. Both will share the profit generated from this site.
33.3% of laptop internet users (who use laptop to access to the Internet) are from the east area. The details are shown below: The east: 33.3% The south: 23.01% The north: 16.78% The middle: 9.85% The northeast: 7.42% The southwest: 6.17% The northwest: 3.47% The south and middle people are more interested in local brand […]
Japan now works with Baidu to promote Japan travel online. The deal is said to be over one million yuan. There are about one million Chinese travelling to Japan every year. Japan tourism board starts promoting Japan travel to Chinese, giving individual travel visa to affluent Chinese in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou from this July.
Baidu quietly launched its free “search open platform” for webmasters and developers. Interested parties can apply here. You need to submit your scanned identity card with application and choose your verfication method (meta tag or upload HTML file). Unless you provide unique and fresh content, you may not get approval in your application. Unlike Google […]
China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Centre (CIIRC) published the result of tenth batch of WAP sites with pornographic and/or vulgar content; these are top 5: “Google WAP Network” (location: Beijing) “Image Search”, “web search” results “Baidu WAP Network” (location: Beijing) “Image Search”, “web search” results “Sina WAP Network” (location: Beijing) “Image Search” “Sohu WAP Network” […]
Sohu IT reported yesterday that Baidu is testing a new product “senior citizen search” at 123.baidu.com. However, it’s currently a blank page with one line of notice, “Baidu senior citizen search is still under internal beta.”. 123.baidu.com is not indexed in Google but Baidu, so here is the cached page (Chinese). And, here is the […]
China Search Engine Marketing Report 2008 View more presentations from Rocky Fu. China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) in Beijing issued “2008 Chinese search engine market advertisers research report” and “2008 Chinese search engine user behavior study“. This is also a CNNIC published for four consecutive years in the field study report. Report shows that […]
Baidu recently launched Baidu Brand Index (require login), which is a similar product to Google Trends for brands, which is based on Baidu’s webpage and news search data. It shows both industry index and region index. Baidu IndustryIndex currently refreshes its data daily and shows information for two industries: automobile and online gaming. There is […]
In general, Baidu market share slightly slips; surprised to see the increased Sogou’s market share. China IntelliConsulting Corporation (CIC) has published its semi-annual survey report on China search engine market.
The mainland based market research company China IntelliConsulting Corporation published its semi-annual survey report on China search engine market.