With less monthly active users compared with WeChat, Weibo still ranks top in China for internet users to obtain news.
Weibo (Sina Weibo) - China Microblogging News & Insights
Weibo, short for MicroBlog, is one of the top social networking website in China with 313 million monthly active users. Users can publish posts and follow other users, celebrities, businesses, and government agencies on Weibo. Read the full Weibo introduction guide here »
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A post shared in Moments of a WeChat account, which has thousands of friends, could receive zero views. And, there is nothing wrong with that account that is active and works properly. Why?
Weibo net revenues increased by 24% YoY to $119.3 million in Q1 2016, most of which came from advertising and marketing revenue (up 25% YoY to $99.2 million) with total advertisers reaching 832,000.
Stephen Hawking published his first post on his verified Weibo account on the morning of 12 April 2016 recalling his deep friendship with China and hoping to share more about his life and work.
Weibo reported net revenues of US$149.0 million in Q4 2015 compared to US$105.2 million for the same period in 2014. Advertising and marketing revenues totaled US$129.5 million in Q4 2015 compared to US$88.0 million in Q4 2014 according to Weibo.
China social media users maintained a rapid growth across all age groups in 2015 according to Kantar. The most popular social media was WeChat, Qzone and Weibo.
China internet advertising market has entered a mature stage in 2015. Marketing on Weibo and WeChat has been one of the most effective methods to promote brands and companies in China in 2015.
Weibo was the most active social mobile app in China in 2015 with high user monthly coverage rate and long usage time according to TrustData. Monthly active users of Weibo was 222 million as of September 2015 according to Tencent and daily coverage rate of Weibo was 12.4% ranking first in mobile information apps.
Monthly active users of Weibo reached 227 million as of September 2015 with an increase of 33% YoY and daily active users reached 100 million with an increase of 30% YoY in Q3 2015 according to Weibo.
The number of professional Weibo vertical publishers (mostly individual authors), who are often called We-media owners, reached 2.3 million covering 47 sectors as of November 2015 in China. The number of top authors, each of whom received average monthly article views of more than 100,000, reached 253,000 as of 30 November 2015.
As one of the most influential social media platforms in China, Weibo has reached 222 million monthly active users as of September 2015 and trillions of data generated on the platform. Search is one of the most important feature to get useful content on Weibo.
Sina Weibo announced to launch video advertising in the first half of 2016 as it seeks new revenue sources to maintain robust growth. The new advertising will appear in the users’ Weibo news feed with geographic and demographic targeting options. Video ads would display less than 10 seconds and will automatically play under Wi-Fi environment.