Category: SEO China

Last Straw for Google in China?

Last Straw for Google in China?

| June 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

China’s blocking of Google site was widely reported earlier this month. We first observed the service disruption beginning at the end of May. As of today, Google services are still under disruption. Greatfire.org, a site dedicated to monitoring the Great Firewall of China, reports similar observations. Currently, http://www.google.com.hk is accessible only very rarely, and if [...]

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Wechat Opens Content to Sogou

Wechat Opens Content to Sogou

| June 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Wechat has been growing really fast for the past two years and became the most popular social platform across China. As we all know, Wechat has its unique eco system, and the content is not open to any search engines. However, this was yesterday. June 9, 2014, Tencent opened Wechat content to Sogou. People now [...]

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Baidu Launched Site Search Widget

Baidu Launched Site Search Widget

| May 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Baidu has launched a new Site Widget to its search results. This special widget can be triggered by performing a “site:” search and exposes data previously only available in Baidu Webmaster Tools. Besides returning indexation numbers, often the objective of a “site:” search, the Site Widget also provides information on website uptime, robots instructions, as [...]

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New State-run Search Engine ChinaSo Launches

New State-run Search Engine ChinaSo Launches

| March 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

A new Chinese search engine ChinaSo, has just entered the market and is set to shake up the way China searches for news. It is a merger of PanguSo.com, backed by state news agencies Xinhua and Jike.com and party-run newspaper People’s Daily. Although still towing the line of notorious press censorship in the region, the [...]

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How Chinese People Search for Travel Online

How Chinese People Search for Travel Online

| February 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Early in January 2014, Baidu Data Center released a report to reveal the online travel search behavior in China based on the query data that Baidu held for 2013. There are some very interesting insights in this report and I would like to share some of them with you. Travel related purchase decision takes time [...]

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Baidu suspected to launch search in Thailand, Brazil and Egypt

Baidu suspected to launch search in Thailand, Brazil and Egypt

| January 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

In late January, Baidu attempted to discreetly launch its search products in Thailand, Brazil and Egypt before taking them offline shortly after. Baidu claims they did this as part of an internal testing exercise. The availability of the three search sites was reported by Tech in Asia. While Baidu has been promoting other products in [...]

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