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’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%).
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.
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.
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 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 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 announced the drop of its separate news source database due to “technology upgrade on timeliness content identification”.
Mobile will become China’s largest advertising spend channel according to eMarketer. About 60% media spend will be on mobile platforms by 2021, accounting for 82% of total online advertising spend.
The top 10 Android app stores by total user coverage in China in December 2016 according to TalkingData are:
Mobile users are sometimes forced to initiate or download an app to continue viewing further content while visiting a web page via search engine, which can be quite annoying to users.
Baidu appointed Dr. Qi Lu as Baidu’s Group President and Chief Operating Officer this week, in charge of products, technology, sales, marketing, and operations, effective immediately.
Baidu released lists of top searched keywords in 2016. Rio Olympics is the top keyword in 2016; VR the most popular technology trend on Baidu; and, the most searched mobile apps are QQ, WeChat, and Baidu Mobile.
Baidu launched Mobile Instant Page (“MIP”) in August 2016, a similar technology to Google’s AMP.
The number of mobile search users in China reached 628 million in Q3 2016, an increase of 1.29% QoQ according to iiMedia Research.