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Chinese market

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by TheSnowman, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Newbie

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    Hi there!

    I'm guessing some of you will probably have experience with Chinese market.
    This will be my first attempt there and after some intelligence gathering I decided to reach for guidance.

    So. I found Baidu- its The Boss there. But I wonder about other players: Google Chine, Sougou and Search 360, what are the demographic differences among users of these? Which are used by educated/uneducated, geeks/normal people, rich/poor? Should I focus on something else than Baidu? I'm planning to locate my website in Singapore or Japan so I can avoid ICP license. Are these close enough to Baidu spider?

    Language should no doubt be Simplified Chinese. Are Chinese translators on Fiverr good enough? Is it a good tactic to choose one by their (presented) English skill (as they will have to understand my English texts)? Would anyone be willing to grade a translation once it's done, so I don't post complete garbage?

    How to reach people there? I'm thinking RenRen is too closed, but Weibo Sina would be a way to go? I haven't found any solid information on press releases there- do I have to know people or put money in right pockets? Or are there services for $30/month (¥ equivalent).

    Anyone from China willing to show me around? If so, my QQ is 2773881908 (Oh, I'm so Chinese) and I'd like to hear from you.

    Have fun.


    Oh, look, there's a cow emoticon :cow04:
     
  2. homefry

    homefry Newbie

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    I cant answer your questions but would love to know!
     
  3. yorktownfashion

    yorktownfashion Regular Member

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    I can answer some of your questions~!:)
     
  4. grace8832

    grace8832 Newbie

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    Hi dear, I can definitely show you around in China. I used to study abroad in Canada for seven years, now back to China to settle down. If you have any questions, you can let me know.
     
  5. yokiyoung

    yokiyoung Newbie

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    Hi JureJ,
    I can answer your questions about China and I have added your QQ(actually, you know quite a lot about China).
    First, Baidu is the biggest and most popular SE(search engine) in China and anybody who surf on the Internet will use it, it is something like google search.
    Sougou, to some extent , is used by many people as an input method tool, for the other products of Sougou, I have nothing to say because of the less usage.
    Search 360 is expert on antivirus program and do better than Sougou on the field of SE, but less popular than Baidu.

    For the Chinese translators, you'd better hire someone who are Chinese and know something about the Internet and SNS.

    Renren is out of date now for many people, but it is also according to your requirement. Weibo Sina and Wechat app are the most popular SNS in China.

    I can help you about Chinese Market if you tell me more about your plan.

    BTW, anyone who wanna know about China and Chinese Market can PM me, I will do my best to help you.
     
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  6. schmarckq

    schmarckq Newbie

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    I used to live a few years in Beijing, now living in Hong Kong. Let me know if anybody has any questions about wechat/baidu/google HK
     
  7. AcSol

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    yokiyoung

    I can't pm because I don't have the required post count, but can you tell me more about marketing in china?
     
  8. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Newbie

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    Thanks everyone for your responses and homefry for bumping the thread!

    yokiyoung: yay :) I received several friend requests on QQ. Which one is you? (what profile picture do you have?)
    I'd definitely like to have a talk with you. What timezone do you live in if it's not a secret? I'm (currently) UTC+1.

    AcSol and homefry: If you're interested in this topic too, we can form a QQ group on it. It would be lovely to hear from you

    Rest of you: Great! I haven't done enough spamming to receive PMing privilege yet, but here are my currently most burning questions:
    1. Are press releases doable in China? Is it normal/OK to just write to journalist and inform them on your conference/product launch/exhibition opening and expect they will publish an article about it? It is quite common practice here, in western world, but I'm suspecting it is considered corrupt in China...

    2. Is it possible/OK to add article in Baidu Baike on not very known people or companies? On Wikipedia these get immediately removed