I know, you’re going to say : taobao is the equivalent of ebay, while baidu is a search engine, so why the hell should they compete?
Well, let me explain some facts :
Taobao does not want Baidu on its site
How do I know that? Actually by reading the robots.txt file, which is the file that tells search engines what they are allowed to index, and what they are NOT allowed to. Taobao tells baidu not to index a single page of its website with this command :
did you ever notice that google trends is not showing stats for google! that is weird don't you think, besides you can grab these stats on other websites like alexa, so why don't they show them?
do you have an idea? please share your thaughts in the comments below.
it appears that google is seriously closing down in china. executives there said there is 99.9% chance to pull out.
the search engine scene is going to be deeply changed here :
1) baidu is definitly going to gain market shares.
2) bing is probably going to gain market share too, because when chinese people look for something outside of china, they don't use baidu, they use google, because it's foreigner too.... i guess now they will use bing a bit more. specially because microsoft made it clear they were not leaving china.
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