Analysis International, a China Internet research company, released search engine market data for the first quarter in 2012. Total revenue in Q1 has grown by 70.4% (YoY) to 5.53 billion yuan (USD$877 million) though it’s dropped by 4.7% compared to the previous quarter.
Qingming Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day is a traditional Chinese festival on the 108th day after the winter solstice. And, Google has just decorated its search results pages on Qingming Festival or Qingming. Besides a Chinese painting showing a willow and a poem, you will also see an animation. If you click on the white […]
Baidu has recently integrated its Maps listings into search results pages, just like what Google has been doing.
Called the Baidu-I²R Research Center (BIRC), the joint laboratory by Baidu and I²R (Institute for Infocomm Research, a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, or A*STAR) will operate as an R&D unit at the Fusionopolis research complex in Singapore. The launch of BRIC showed Baidu’s commitment to enhance its products in Southeast Asia. Initially, […]
For those who are familiar with AdWords’ geographic targeting feature, you know that your ads could also appear to those use physical location term in the search queries even though they are not physically in the location you specify. And, this is not the case on Baidu. Baidu, however, will launch a new feature this […]
Total revenue of China search engine market last year reached 18.78 billion yuan, up 11.7% from 2010. Baidu leads search engine market with a market share of 76.1% by revenue while Google’s down to 19.8%. Sogou and Soso expanded their market share to 2.3% and 1.4% respectively.
Baidu is found been testing Google +1 like features in its search results pages, like the screenshot shown above. A thumb up icon is displayed with a number in SERPs beside the display URL, like the Facebook Like box. Visit this link (“Baidu”) or this one (“Guge”, Google’s Chinese brand name) or this (“Sogou”) to have […]
Just in time for China’s big holiday, spring festival, Baidu’s Box Computing initiative has come out with its real-time flight status inquiry service, integrated in the search results. When a user searches on Baidu using “flight number”?she can view the real-time flight status on top of the search results like the screenshot shown above. Similarly, […]
The user IDs, passwords and email addresses of more than 6 million accounts registered on CSDN were leaked two weeks ago. You may want to check whether your account is already a public secret using Am I Hacked. However, Chinese banks will benefit from this attack as China Ministry of Public Security now requires that leading search […]
Baidu officially released its Open Beta Test Platform last Tuesday, a convenient “one-stop shop” for users interested in participating the latest Baidu products testing. Upon signing in, users will discover a personal center, a mission assignment square, an on-the-spot survey column, a gifts center, and an accomplishment column. Users can click on the button “receive […]
China web search requests amounted to 77.51 billion times in Q3 2011, up 6.1% from Q2 and 16.3% from Q3 2010 according to research company iResearch.
According to Hitwise data, the most searched for auto brand is Volkswagen in both September and October.
Weibo, previously known as Sina Weibo, has 550 million monthly active users in March 2020, remaining one of the top social media platforms in China. For businesses and brands, Weibo search engine could be very useful to identify valuable customer and market insights.
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 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 […]