Statistics published by CNNIC in June 2012 say that there are 538m internet users in mainland China. Among them, 428m use search engines, 273m take part in microblogs (Weibo), and 209m shop online.
Search, apparently, tops the list of most popular online activities in China, just as it does in Western countries.
What about social media in China though? Do search engines pick up the social signals as well? And how can marketers learn from that?
In this article, I will show you the answers together with all the examples that support them.
China has over 400m search engine users, which makes it a significant market for search marketing.
There are a world of articles about best practice for search marketing practice in China out there, but unfortunately, most of them are hypothesis and based on incomplete evidence.
In this article, I would like to share my insights with you built a recent exercise I undertook recently in Chinese keyword research.
Let’s see what I have learned...