There are 656.88 million search engine users in China as of June 2018, 637.4 million among which were using search engine via mobile devices. China’s search engine market is expected to reach US$20 billion in 2018. And, search advertising market is expected to reach US$14 billion in 2018. China’s search advertising market totaled 85.23 billion yuan […]
Over 70% Chinese will choose Google over Baidu if it returns
Not long after Facebook’s Hangzhou subsidiary launch, Google was reported to be planning a launch of a censored search engine in China. A poll was created on Weibo asking “if Google returns to China, which will you choose between Google and Baidu?”. 72.8% voted for Google.
Chinese search engine Sogou revenues up 43% in Q2 2018
Sogou achieved solid results in Q2 2018 with revenue increasing 43% year-on-year to US$301.4 million and non-GAAP net income up by 58% to US$38.2 million, according to its financial results. That was greatly driven by the twin growth engines – search and mobile keyboard – and AI-focused strategy.
WeChat launched Brand Search
WeChat team announced the launch of brand search on WeChat Official Accounts platforms. Those having brand search enabled will get extra features including a brand zone and micro-page.
China search engine market in Q1 2018; 79% driven by mobile search [UPDATED]
The revenue of search engine market in China totaled 20.374 billion yuan (US$3.2017 billion) in Q1 2018, an increase of 29.21% year-on-year, led by Baidu, Sogou, and 360 search. In Q1 2018, Baidu continues to lead China’s search engines market with a market share of 80.09% by revenues, followed by Sogou (6.63%) and 360 (3.27%). Baidu’s […]
Sogou net income increased by 46% in 2017
One China’s top search engine company, Sogou’s Total revenues were $908.4 million in 2017, a 38% increase from 2016.
Tencent quietly launched WeChat Boutique Stores
WeChat boutique stores don’t have a direct entry path from the main menu and are triggered to display after the brand terms are searched.
China search engine Sogou revenues up 55% in Q3 2017
Sogou, one of the top Chinese search engines, revenues reached US$257 million in Q3 2017, up 55% year-over-year and 22% quarter-over-quarter.
China search users exceeded 600M in H1 2017
In the first half of 2017, financial management software and mobile apps continued to develop, while offline providers of such services have shifted from opposition into a more productive mindset seeking partnerships and cooperation even as interest rates in online loan and savings applications fall.
China search engine market overview Q2 2017
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%).
WeChat enhanced in-app search results with mini-programs data
Tencent has enhanced WeChat search features this week and feed the search results with data from WeChat Mini-Programs.
China mobile search market overview for Q1 2017
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.
China search engine market share in Apr 2017
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 engine market overview Q1 2017 (Updated)
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 becoming a threat to Baidu in mobile search?
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.