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 Stats Providing Speed Diagnosis Tool
Baidu has just launched a web page diagnosis tool as a new feature in their web analytics service Baidu Stats. I recommend you this tool to check your website loading performance in two Internet networks — Unicom and China Telecom networks. This is especially helpful if you have your website hosted outside China. You must […]
Baidu Webmaster Tools Guide
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 […]
The Impact of Collectivist Culture on the Chinese Link Graph
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.