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.
Baidu reported total revenues of RMB16.891 billion ($2.454 billion) for the first quarter of 2017, representing a 6.8% increase from the corresponding period in 2016.
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 search monthly active users on Baidu were 665 million for December 2016, an increase of 2% year-over-year.
More than 80% advertisers said they would increase their digital marketing budget in 2017 with an average increase of 15%; only 3% would reduce their budget in 2017 according to an AdMaster survey.
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.
The number of mobile search users in China reached 628 million in Q3 2016, an increase of 1.29% QoQ according to iiMedia Research.
Baidu’s mobile search monthly active users (MAUs) were 660 million for the month of September 2016, an increase of 3% year-over-year according to its announced Third Quarter 2016 Results.
Baidu’s mobile search monthly active users (MAUs) reached 667 million for the month of June 2016, an increase of 6% year-over-year according to its Q2 2016 results.