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Baidu continues to grow

Investors.com reports:

According to various news reports citing Sina Technology News as the source, Apple might make Baidu the default search engine for all Apple devices that use its mobile operating system, or iOS, in China. Google (GOOG) is currently the default iOS search engine for Apple’s mobile products in the Chinese market. Baidu officials were unavailable to comment on the unconfirmed report. But, ThinkEquity analyst Henry Guo says it’s “highly likely” Baidu will become the default search engine on Apple’s Chinese version iOS as soon as next month.

Such a move by Apple would shore up Baidu’s dominant position in China, where it holds a roughly 80% share of the search engine market. During the three months ended Dec. 31, it was the largest website in China as measured by user traffic, according to a company filing with the SEC.

Source: http://news.investors.com/article/606383/201204021410/baidu-apple-mobile-search-deal-seen-likely.htm

Good for Baidu, good for Apple, bad for Google.

This in addition to Baidu signing an agreement with Facebook last year to create a social media website in China, it looks like they’re poised for big things this year.


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Hi! I'm Martin McSalty, and I run this blog in my spare time to give my thoughts on the current state of search engines and social media. If you're visiting from Korea, feel free to check out my main project, Korea Job Finder. I also run a business exporting high quality ginseng to the US from Korea: Auragin Korean red ginseng.

2 Responses to “Baidu continues to grow”

  1. James April 30, 2012 4:54 pm #

    I’ve heard getting a website indexed on to Korean search engines isn’t as straightforward as it could be. As a non Korean speaker, is it worth paying a professional to do it? And is it a job that takes a full day?

  2. admin May 15, 2012 8:46 pm #

    If you’re talking about Naver, most of what comes up is paid advertisements. Then a large percentage of the remainder heavily favors Naver’s own properties (blogs, an equivalent of “yahoo answers”, etc). I’d say your best bet would be to take advantage of these web properties, and try to feed them back into your main website.

    Doing that without speaking Korean? Not possible ;)

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