Basics of China Keyword Research: Measuring Search Trends

Mar 29

Basics of China Keyword Research: Measuring Search Trends

One of the foundations of successful online strategy in any market is keyword research and China is no exception. Since the familiar tools such as Google keyword planner are irrelevant here, China keyword research must be done with the local equivalents. All of the major Chinese search engines, as well social media platforms, offer some type of basic tools for China...

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Choosing PPC vs. SEO for Chinese Market

Mar 08

Choosing PPC vs. SEO for Chinese Market

SEO and PPC are the two basic options for boosting traffic to your website. Choosing between PPC vs. SEO for Chinese market is often a difficult decision to make. Up until the middle of 2016, Chinese PPC, especially with Baidu, was, on average, delivering better returns than SEO. This was due to several factors: First, the search results, especially for popular...

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Overview of Baidu PPC Advertising

Aug 24

Overview of Baidu PPC Advertising

As long as Baidu remains the largest search engine in China, Baidu PPC advertising should always be the first choice among pay-per-click campaigns for businesses looking to reach Chinese audience. In general, the reason Baidu PPC advertising can be highly effective is the fact that users who are actively searching for something already have a buying intent. It means...

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Overview of Advertising with Chinese Search Engines

Aug 17

Overview of Advertising with Chinese Search Engines

China is one of only three major markets where Google is not a dominant search engine. The other two markets are Russia where Yandex holds the commanding market and Korea with Naver being the most popular choice. Currently, Baidu is the most popular among Chinese search engines with market share somewhere between 75% and 85% according to various estimates. Moreover,...

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5 Ways Baidu Scandal Is Going To Affect Marketers in China

May 11

5 Ways Baidu Scandal Is Going To Affect Marketers in China

Most recent Baidu scandal following the death of 21 years old Chinese student is going to have both short and long term effects on marketers who rely on the search engine to promote brands and products. 21-year-old student Wei Zexi, who was diagnosed with rare form of cancer in 2014, had died on 12 April following a controversial and ultimately unsuccessful...

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