Windows to Russia has seen China take the number three spot for countries viewing Windows to Russia. Germany was knocked to number four spot after a surge by China. America is number one and Russia is number two. I started to investigate what caused this big jump in Chinese viewers. Yesterday I discovered that my work has paid off in China. Baidu the largest Chinese search engine has indexed me and they are indexing Windows to Russia everyday as far as I can tell. The cache is up to date and they have the whole site indexed. All 3000 articles… 🙂
This has been a project of mine to get into the Asian search market. It has not been easy to be accepted and they have a very closed idea of what should be allowed or not. But I never gave up and kept applying every 6 months with a site submission. Finally it paid off! We have always had some articles indexed by Baidu and you will find they index lots of sites all over the world. But to be indexed and Baidu for our name (Windows to Russia) like we do in Google is a great honor and privilege…
So what it means is that Windows to Russia does not have just a few articles in view of the Asian world, we have all of our articles available to be searched…
Baidu competes with Google Hong Kong, Yahoo! China, Microsoft’s Bing and MSN Messenger, Sina, Sohu’s Sogou, Wikipedia, NetEase’s Youdao, Tencent’s Soso.com and PaiPai, Alibaba’s Taobao, TOM Online, Xunlei’s Gougou and EachNet.
Baidu is the No. 1 search engine in China, controlling 63 percent of China’s market share as of January 2010, according to iResearch. The number of Internet users in China rose to 338 million by the end of June 2009, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center.
In an August 2010 The Wall Street Journal article, Baidu has played down its benefit from Google’s moving its China search service to Hong Kong, but Baidu’s share of revenue in China’s search—advertising market grew six percentage points in the second quarter to 70%, according to Beijing-based research firm Analysys International.
It is also evident that Baidu is attempting to enter the internet social network market. As of 2011, it is discussing the possibility of working with Facebook, which would lead to a Chinese version of the international social network, managed by Baidu. This plan, if executed, would face off Baidu with competition from the two popular Chinese social networks Renren and Kaixin001 as well as induce rivalry with instant-messaging giant, QQ. Wiki Article >>>
While this may not be high on your list for important things in life and Google rules on your side of the world. It is important to the life of Windows to Russia as a world site and this acceptance by Baidu into their system as a full fledged site means that China could take the number one spot next month as the biggest viewers of Windows to Russia. This also leaves Windows to Russia now able to utilize the Baidu advertising system and try to make enough money to pay for server fees and such…
A site like Windows to Russia does not get to utilize free hosting or even for that matter cheap hosting anymore… 🙂
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