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Yandex: Playing the Cards to Win

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Working on improving its advertising opportunities and product offerings, Yandex will be a necessity if Google is ultimately forced out of Russia. Working on improving its advertising opportunities and product offerings, Yandex will be a necessity if Google is ultimately forced out of Russia. 0 Comments

CPC Growth Is Down - But Not on Smartphones

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Cheaper clicks and mobilegeddon are factors in the increased growth on smartphones, despite CPC's overall decline. CTR, on the other hand, has grown a lot YoY, particularly on Facebook. Cheaper clicks and mobilegeddon are factors in the increased growth on smartphones, despite CPC's overall decline. CTR, on the other hand, has grown a lot YoY, particularly on Facebook. 0 Comments

Search in China Goes Beyond Baidu as Qihoo 360 Launches in Hong Kong

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Qihoo 360 hopes a partnership with an agent in Hong Kong will help promote its search engine capabilities to international brands looking for new channels to reach Chinese consumers. Qihoo 360 hopes a partnership with an agent in Hong Kong will help promote its search engine capabilities to international brands looking for new channels to reach Chinese consumers. 0 Comments

Search in Asia Goes Well Beyond Google

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Google and Yahoo might be staple search engines in the West, but for consumers in markets like Japan and China there are a plethora of other options. Google and Yahoo might be staple search engines in the West, but for consumers in markets like Japan and China there are a plethora of other options. 0 Comments

Apple Maps Using TripAdvisor Reviews in Some Searches

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Apple Maps has relied solely on Yelp reviews for hotels in the past, but one Apple Insider user has found several instances of Apple relying on other sources for recent hotel searches. Apple Maps has relied solely on Yelp reviews for hotels in the past, but one Apple Insider user has found Apple to be relying on other sources. 0 Comments

Accidents Are Great for Link-Building

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Link-building is often the result of a deliberate action and seldom something accidental. However, accidents and deliberate accidents have proven to attract great links that result in great Google ranking. Link-building is often the result of a deliberate action but accidents and deliberate accidents have proven to attract great links. 0 Comments

You Autocomplete Me: Should Google Monitor Suggestions?

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A Hong Kong court found billionaire Albert Yeung has a right to go ahead with a defamation case against Google after a judge said the search engine has the ability to censor material. A Hong Kong court found billionaire Albert Yeung has a right to go ahead with a defamation case against Google after a judge said the search engine has the ability to censor material. 0 Comments

China Blocks Google Ahead of Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary

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As early as last Friday, Google reported slower levels of activity from China. It is speculated that the disruption is due to the 25th anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations around Tiananmen Square in Beijing. As early as last Friday, Google reported slower levels of activity from China. It is speculated that the disruption is due to the 25th anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations around Tiananmen Square in Beijing. 0 Comments

Google Encrypted Search Hits China

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While Google users in the U.S. and many other countries have been getting encrypted searches by default, Google has now expanded and begun encrypting web searches conducted by users in China, the Washington Post reported. While Google users in the U.S. and many other countries have been getting encrypted searches by default, Google has now expanded and begun encrypting web searches conducted by users in China, the Washington Post reported. 0 Comments

Google's Search Market Share in China Falls to Just 3%

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While Google is the behemoth throughout most of the world, China is definitely not amongst the countries with high Google usage. In fact, Google ranks fifth of all the search engines in China, and held just 3 percent of search market share in June. While Google is the behemoth throughout most of the world, China is definitely not amongst the countries with high Google usage. In fact, Google ranks fifth of all the search engines in China, and held just 3 percent of search market share in June. 0 Comments

Is Alibaba's New Search Engine Aliyun a Threat to Baidu in China?

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Alibaba is back in search, having quietly unveiled Aliyun Search, a product developed by the Chinese ecommerce giant’s cloud unit recently, a move that could have huge implications for reigning search engine Baidu and ecommerce in the country. Alibaba is back in search, having quietly unveiled Aliyun Search, a product developed by the Chinese ecommerce giant’s cloud unit recently, a move that could have huge implications for reigning search engine Baidu and ecommerce in the country. 0 Comments

China: Google Has Too Much Control of Country's Mobile Industry

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The Chinese Ministry of Technology says the country is too dependent on Android, and accused Google of unfairly discriminating against local firms by hindering the country's ability to develop its own mobile operating system. The Chinese Ministry of Technology says the country is too dependent on Android, and accused Google of unfairly discriminating against local firms by hindering the country's ability to develop its own mobile operating system. 0 Comments

Google: 224 Million 'Bad Ads' Disabled in 2012

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Once again, the Google AdWords team has reported on its continued efforts to eliminate bad AdWords ads. This year, they've released an infographic that recounts all they have done over the past year to reduce the number of bad ads that appeared. Once again, the Google AdWords team has reported on its continued efforts to eliminate bad AdWords ads. This year, they've released an infographic that recounts all they have done over the past year to reduce the number of bad ads that appeared. 0 Comments

Google Stops Warning China Searchers About Dangerous Keywords

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Google had been offering users a warning if they searched for terms including "Freedom", and whenever someone in China had made such a move would tell them that their internet connection could be interrupted. Such warnings ceased in early December. Google had been offering users a warning if they searched for terms including "Freedom", and whenever someone in China had made such a move would tell them that their internet connection could be interrupted. Such warnings ceased in early December. 0 Comments

Record Breaking 1.76 Billion App Downloads Over Holidays

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Flurry reported that the final week of 2012 brought on a significant increase in overall app downloads. US consumers were found to be the biggest downloaders of apps last week. Flurry predicted app downloads to continue to grow through 2013. Flurry reported that the final week of 2012 brought on a significant increase in overall app downloads. US consumers were found to be the biggest downloaders of apps last week. Flurry predicted app downloads to continue to grow through 2013. 0 Comments

Qihoo Search: Dead on Arrival?

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Launched August 16, Qihoo Search was the latest search engine to hit China and became one of the largest traffic sources in only a matter of days. But where do they sit now as the dust settled and should Baidu be worried? Launched August 16, Qihoo Search was the latest search engine to hit China and became one of the largest traffic sources in only a matter of days. But where do they sit now as the dust settled and should Baidu be worried? 0 Comments

New Baidu Mobile Browser Takes Aim at Google, Apple

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The browser seems to take Google Chrome's approach to web apps and the ability to watch video without having to download external applications. The firm expects its browser to generate cash through the sale of advertising, web apps, and content. The browser seems to take Google Chrome's approach to web apps and the ability to watch video without having to download external applications. The firm expects its browser to generate cash through the sale of advertising, web apps, and content. 0 Comments

How to Create a Successful Global PPC Campaign

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Traditional SEO through localization techniques can be slow to yield conversions. Pay-per-click campaigns can offer a quick and cost-effective way to break into new international markets and increase brand awareness at the same time. Traditional SEO through localization techniques can be slow to yield conversions. Pay-per-click campaigns can offer a quick and cost-effective way to break into new international markets and increase brand awareness at the same time. 0 Comments

Taobao SEO: A Guide to One of the World's Largest Consumer Marketplaces

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Taobao is not technically a search engine, but is a critical link in an overall Chinese search strategy. We examine the factors making up their ranking algorithm and some off-page opportunities to build relevancy, links, and better ranking. Taobao is not technically a search engine, but is a critical link in an overall Chinese search strategy. We examine the factors making up their ranking algorithm and some off-page opportunities to build relevancy, links, and better ranking. 0 Comments