Thursday, December 21, 2006

More data shows Baidu's dominance

The new data is from

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Baidu and Microsoft Annouced Joint Search Marketing

Dec 14 - Baidu and Microsoft announced today they will start joint search marketing services by the end of the month.

Following the agreement, MSN, Live and other Microsoft and it's partner sites will carry Baidu's Chinese paid search ranking services.

From news.ccidnet

iResearch Release October Market Share Data

Dec 14 - iResearch formally published iUserTracker and have recruited over 20 thousand web users. The users installed iUserTracker and having their search behaviors followed by iResearch in exchange for a fee.

After screening and analysis, iResearch announced their survey yesterday.

Coverage of search engine: In October, 2006, there were 99.7 million people in China used search engine from home and at work. Baidu led by 88.4% and followed by Google with 53.0%. Yahoo ranked third at 35.0%.

In the month of October, Chinese made 3.01 billion visits to search engine sites. Baidu led by 63.7% of market share. and combined with 19.2%.

From July to October, Baidu's share gained steadly from 60.1% to 63.7%. Google's shares were virtually flat at 19%. The rest all have lost shares more or less.

From August to October, 2006, Chinese made 13.469 billion keyword queries. Baidu's leading was even more significant at 69%. Google came in at only 14% and lower than it's search market share of 19%. One explanation given here is that Chinese users are search more keywords now from each search engine visit.

From news.ccidnet

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Not so new news

Google.China announced that their co-ceo Mr. Chou will leave Google.China by the end of this year.
Mr. Chou joined Google.China to help co-ceo Kai-Fu Lee to run the business side of the China operation for Google. In contract, he has outlasted Yahoo's China operation Chief Mr. Xie who resigned in just one month on that post.

Rumor has been running for month about the departure. Reason for both cases said to be alike in that their plans were overruled by each of their respective US head.

Google said the position would NOT be filled soon.