Sogou, one of the top three search engines in China, revenues were US$116 million, up 66% YoY and down 3% QoQ according to Sohu’s financial results.
eMarketer estimated that in 2015, the total spend of digital advertising in the world will exceed US$170.85 billion according to its report released on 31 March 2015. Baidu and Sohu ranked the second and fourth respectively in the top 5 biggest search engines by revenue in 2014.
In Q4 2014, total transaction value of China search engine market was RMB16.26 billion (US$2.63 billion) with an increase of 3.7% from the third quarter. In 2014, total transaction value exceeded RMB57.14 billion (US$9.25 billion) with an increase of 45.2% YoY according to data of EnfoDesk.
Sohu total revenues were US$477 million, up 24% year-over-year and 11% quarter-over-quarter while Sogou, part of Sohu, revenues were US$119 million, up 70% year-over-year and 12% quarter-over-quarter according to Sohu announced financial results.
The recently launched version of Sogou Chinese input method has Sogou search integrated. As one of the most popular Chinese input method in China, the new Sogou Input could “hijack” some Baidu’s search volume.
In Q3 2014, total transaction value of China search engine market was RMB16.45 billion ($2.67 billion) with increase of 11.7% quarter on quarter and 50.6% year on year according to data from iResearch.
Sogou, Sohu’s search arm, made progress in both search and input method in the third quarter of 2014. In search, aggressive marketing initiatives helped enhance the brand recognition of Sogou. Sogou mobile search traffic grew by nearly 20% quarter-over-quarter.
Total revenue in Chinese search engine market reached RMB14.73 billion with a QoQ increase of 26.8% and YoY growth of 58.5%, 39.5% of which were contributed by mobile.
Sogou has just launched a search feature for Wechat official accounts and articles published via Wechat official accounts.
According to EnfoDesk, in Q1 2014, China search engine market reached 11.16 billion yuan (USD 1.81 billion). Channel revenue excluded, Baidu accounted for 79%market share by revenue, Google China accounted for 12.8%, the new Sogou (including Soso) ranked the third with 5.4%.
Released by EnfoDesk, the statistic of the “Quarterly Marketing Supervision on China’s Internet Search Engine in Q4 2013” showed that the market of China’s search engine enterprises amounted to USD 11.42 billion. The market size increased by 1.2%, compared with Q3 2013, and had a 40.3% YoY increase. In 2013, the total market of China’s search […]
According to CNZZ, Baidu search engine market share by volume accounted for 63.55%, ranking the first. Baidu search engine market share had been gradually encroached by its competitors. Baidu search engine market share by volume dropped monthly by 0.31% in November. 360, however, its search engine market share by volume increased by 1% to 21.84%, […]
According to EnfoDesk, China search engine market scale in Q3 2013 reached 11.28 billion yuan (USD 1.84 billion), 20.3% more than last quarter.
Wang Xiaochuan, CEO of Sogou, revealed the cooperation details in an internal email that Sogou and Tencent would form a joint department to begin cooperation on search. The email said that Tencent would merge Soso and QQ Chinese input with Sogou, and invested USD 448 million to take 36.5% of stake in Sogou. Tencent expected […]
According to CNZZ, Baidu topped China search engine market share with 63.16%, followed by Qihoo’s 360 with 18.23%. Sogou ranked third with 10.35% market share.