Baidu | China Search Engine

by admin on October 31, 2008

I was a bit overwhelmed when I stumbled upon Baidu. Thankfully they have a section in English explaining the website’s functions and aims. I was very much amazed that for a Chinese website, Baidu.com and its management team use the English language very well and have provided me information about what their website is about and its functions as well. Since this will be another one of my website reviews, I gave Baidu a rating of 9 out of 10, which makes me wonder if there really are any faults and flaws that could be found other than its scope isn’t for speakers of other languages.

Basically, Baidu.com is a website portal for Chinese websites all over the World Wide Web. It claims to be the leading pioneering portal and is the most effective and useful Chinese language search engine ever created. The history of the website’s name comes from a poem written in the Song dynasty, which describes the search for beauty amidst the chaos and confusion and for one’s dream while going through several obstacles along the way. Here you will see a fusion of ancient and modern times where the Chinese language, a language dating back even before the coming of Christ, can finally be used to look for Chinese websites that are constantly at a loss since there aren’t that many being searched in Google and Yahoo search engine pages. Baidu is the actually the Chinese version of Google.com since it provides people information online such as news, images, and other media written in the native language. The website also offers features and services as a business and advertising platform for corporations that aim to reach out to customers online. These services include auction-based Pay for Performance marketing, which P4P customers use to put their links at the top of relevant search result pages in order to attract as many visitors and to increase traffic.

I have encountered foreign website portals as well as the websites themselves and frankly, Baidu is the only one so far that is able to use the English language proficiently. Their website is also very well organized and the information being posted for the public view shows us just how legal and prominent the company is after all. Businesses and large corporations actually invest in Baidu.com since it has served well as a Chinese language search engine, paying for P4P marketing services in order to sell their services and products to people most especially situated in China. Here I admire them for their ability to make searches easier, especially for people who know both Chinese and English at the same time. They have recently added a feature where you can just type the Chinese words using English letters so that you won’t have a hard time looking for any information online in Chinese. It is a young and progressing website, giving it all the time it needs to continue to improve to become a popular web portal even to those who have not heard of Baidu at all.

Link | Baidu.com

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why blog August 7, 2009 at 2:54 am

yes,baidu is the biggest search engine in china

B2B Marketplace News November 8, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Good observation. Baidu had a tough time recently due to some controversies and allegations from competitors but it is through now. They have improved their listings and ranking system too. But still Baidu needs to bring more transparency to the results. Unlike Google & Yahoo, I found no clear guidelines to optimize websites to get most out of Baidu unless you pay them for it.

Thomas J Mitchell. January 14, 2010 at 4:27 am

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Thomas J Mitchell. January 14, 2010 at 4:29 am

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Rock Fair February 16, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Can I shop or search for particular items on Baidu using english?

Stephen April 16, 2010 at 8:41 pm

To: “Baidu” Message contains attachments1 File (1017KB)世界新聞網-my comments on World Journal in USA.mhtSee my comments (from USA) from the bottom 1st on World Journal, in USA

« simplelogic 張貼於 Friday, Apr 16 at 05:32 PM »
They are not supporting/ protecting you! They do it for themselves only, Stupid! It is in the interest of some selfish people that China is divided! Simple!!! Is it so simple that you can’t even understand? Then you must be Mentally Retarded! Blame your parents!! I’m not against Americans either. I love America but I am not selfish!

« simplelogic 張貼於 Friday, Apr 16 at 05:06 PM »
The Greens were brought up in traditional Chinese Education. I put them all to s-h-a-m-e! One can argue that I never suffered under the Communists! True! Neither has the Greens right? But the Greens suffered because of Chinese!!

Well, the Greens also suffered from the Japanese too, Do they hate the Japanese?? They love the Japanese instead! But..but the Japanese & the Americans support us & protect our Freedom!!!! Do they? They are not supporting/ protecting you! They do it for themselves only, Stupid! It is in the interest of some selfish people that China is divided! Simple!!! Is it so simple that you can’t even understand? Then you must be Mentally Retarded! Blame your parents!!

« simplelogic 張貼於 Friday, Apr 16 at 04:59 PM »
I have never stayed in China for more than 2 weeks (for vacations); but I follow the news & on the Internet closely in both English & Chinese. I have to give the credits to my Chinese teacher who inspired me. I never learned the simplied version of Chinese Character. My teacher didn’t know the version either. What I learned I did it by myself. I still don’t know most of it & have to say some characters in the new one) are misused!

Stephen April 16, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I had a hard time to send you this message
via Yahoo! Please give me an acknowledgement
that you got it. My comment is for all Chinese in China if they care to read it.

joeditt April 20, 2010 at 5:10 am

Rock Fair obviously still received no answer (at least here, visible to others). I also wonder if there is a way to use Baidu for SEARCHing IN ENGLISH. If not, then what’s the purpose of the English site explanation (which I so far failed to find)?
“a) This is blah, blah, *boast*, blah, blah, *flatter* -
b) but, eat your heart out, not for you!”

So what do you mean “thankfully” – that they offer a well-translated propaganda description?

In case there’s more to it, I’m pretty sure you’ll hopefully – and then thankfully – be so kind as to let your readers know, hm?

Mike April 29, 2010 at 10:50 am
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These days we have become so much dependent on the mechanical devices that we have almost forgotten how to use our mind. We need calculators (if not computers) to add our shopping bills. Daily life tosses plenty of math problems our way. Of course, normal calculation can get boring. Here’s the secret: Tricks & Shortcuts. Mental calculation comprises arithmetical calculations using only the human brain, with no help from calculators, computers, or even pen and paper.

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