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.
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 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.
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 […]
One China’s top search engine company, Sogou’s Total revenues were $908.4 million in 2017, a 38% increase from 2016.
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.
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.
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’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%).
Tencent has enhanced WeChat search features this week and feed the search results with data from WeChat Mini-Programs.
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.
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”.