An Introduction to 360 Search from Japan’s only Official 360 Search Agency

Characteristics of 360 Search, China’s 2nd Largest Search Engine

This time we are going to talk about paid search on China’s 360 Search, which is the engine that holds the 2nd largest share of the search market in China, after Baidu.

For most of the world, it’s Google AdWords. In Japan, where we are located, the search market is divided roughly evenly between Google AdWords and Yahoo! Japan.

For China, it’s Baidu, then 360 Search.

When expanding into China, many people consider Baidu first for their paid search advertising. But in fact, 360 Search’s features, such as its admin screen and settings, are very similar to Google AdWords’, which means it makes it a lot easier to understand and manage than Baidu.

360 Search allows for not only search ads, but display ads as well, so popular display remarketing is also an option.

It even features dynamic remarketing functions as well, so in many ways it imitates Google AdWords and is a very approachable engine to start marketing online in China.

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Considering Paid Search in China? Read This First

Our current topic is paid search in China, which is a topic nowadays marketers cannot overlook. Every marketer knows that Baidu boasts an overwhelming 70% or higher search share in China. The remaining portion is held, in decreasing order, by Google, 360 Search, and Sogou. Continue reading “Considering Paid Search in China? Read This First”

The Indonesian Online Market

The number of Internet users in Indonesia has increased rapidly since 2009. In two years’ time (from 2009 to 2011), this number grew 270%. In terms of Internet access,  most users (57%) in Indonesia connect via mobile devices, as opposed to PCs (Nielsen). And, one interesting characteristic about Internet use in Indonesia is that Internet cafes are still quite popular. In fact, a report by Nielsen shows that more than half of the online population in Indonesia (66%) accesses the web from Internet cafes.
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The Thai Online Market

Thailand’s Internet community is comprised of 17,059,000 persons, which is only 26.5% of the population. The share that online advertising holds of Thailand’s total advertising market is only about 2.1%. It is clear that the Internet and online marketing in Thailand are really just getting started.
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The Hong Kong Online Market

Hong Kong’s population is only 7,130,000, but 74.3% of it is online. It has one of the more active online markets in Asia. Comparing television and Internet use for the years 2006 and 2010, it becomes clear that TV viewership has fallen over time, and Internet use has increased significantly.
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The Korean Online Market

There were 40,329,000 Internet users in Korea in 2012, which comprises 80% of the Korean population. This puts Korea in the top tier of Asian countries with a high level of Internet usage. Korea also has a very high rate of broadband use, which even surpasses the rate in countries like Japan and America.
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