Building Chinese Website: 15 Points Checklist

Building Chinese website for brands isn’t as straight forward task as in the case of other markets. Here is our comprehensive list of 15 points to consider for building Chinese websites for brands.

China Marketing Alternative: 360 Search PPC Campaign

Baidu isn’t the only choice for China SEM. Thanks to lower CPC, 360 Search PPC campaign offers a cost-effective alternative for China marketers.

China B2B Marketing Success: 12 Most Common Questions

Understanding China B2B marketing environment is the key to success in this market. Here are the 12 Q&As on this topic we have put together for our readers.

Checklist for Building your China Web Presence

Getting serious about setting up Chinese website for your business? Here are the top 10 items on your China web presence check list.

WeChat Marketing Checklist: Where Should You Place WeChat QR Code

Scanning WeChat QR code is the primary method for the followers to subscribe to a WeChat account but where should you display it? Here is the checklist.

How to Setup Live Support for Chinese Website

Having been spoiled by Taobao, China’s online consumers often expect instant live support for Chinese website. Here is how to do it easily and cheaply.

9 Points Checklist for Building Your Chinese Landing Page

Are you looking to promote your brand in China? Building local web presence with Chinese landing page should be the first step. Read our 9 points checklist to guide you on how to localize your landing page for Chinese market.

Prospects of Facebook Marketing in China

Despite being blocked, Facebook marketing in China can still be an effective tool in some cases. Here is how Facebook marketing can be used to target specific audience in China.

China Cybersecurity Law: 5 Things You Should Know

It is important to be aware of legal requirements for setting up and operating online business in China. China cybersecurity law is designed to regulate such operations having broad implications for foreign companies operating locally. Here are the top 5 most important takeaways from the law.

5 Common Misconceptions About WeChat Marketing

WeChat can be a powerful marketing tool in China but it’s important to realize its limitations. Here are 5 common misconception about WeChat marketing.

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Infographic: Online Behavior of Chinese Millennials

Infographic: Online Behavior of Chinese Millennials

In this post, we’d like to share a new Infographic by Hylink on Chinese Millennials – people born in between early 80s to early 2000. Just it is the case with other countries, Chinese millennials are often described as “digital natives”, having grown up along with the development of new technologies.

What is unique in China’s millennials who are born around 90’s is the their size – 211 million which is already 5 times larger than their US counterparts. Perhaps not surprisingly, they are also glued to their phones – 50% reported checking their cellphones every 15 minutes.

Social media is the main source information for 70% of Chinese millennials and they spend almost twice the time of Americans watching online videos. read more…

How Does Advertising on Youku Work

How Does Advertising on Youku Work

Watching and sharing videos through social media is one of the most frequent and beloved activities of a typical China’s internet user. Due to YouTube’s inaccessibility from the Mainland, Youku has been the main video hosting service in China for some time. Since Youku‘s merger with Tudou, the second largest video host, back in 2012, Youku-Tudou is estimated to hold about 60% of the total online video market share in China.

Recent statistics show that there were about 430 million online video users in China and this number has been steadily growing at the annual rate of between 12 to 15% since 2007: read more…

5 Unique Taobao App Features That Boost Sales On Mobile

5 Unique Taobao App Features That Boost Sales On Mobile

More than half of the sales on China’s largest ecommerce platform, Taobao, are going through its mobile app. Browsing through Taobao products on a smartphone has become one of the most popular past times of Chinese mobile users after using WeChat. Here are the five top unique Taobao app features that are the largest contributors to its efficiency and popularity.

5 unique Taobao app features that drive its mobile sales

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No More Cash: Chinese Payment Systems Usher New Era

No More Cash: Chinese Payment Systems Usher New Era

Chinese digital payment systems are helping to create a true cashless society and it’s happening faster then anywhere else in the world.

The rapid adoption of digital payment systems continues to transform Chinese economy and society in unprecedented ways. Nowadays, handling cash seems like a thing of the past with nearly everyone in China using one of the two main payment systems: AliPay or WeChat Pay.

When is comes to digital payments, China is, undoubtedly, the technological leader. Once Chinese payment systems have become the primary payment method online, brick-and-mortar stores started to adopt them for offline payments as well.

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Choosing Between PPC vs. SEO for Chinese Market

Choosing Between PPC vs. SEO for Chinese Market

SEO and PPC are the two basic options for boosting traffic to your website. Choosing between PPC vs. SEO for Chinese market is often a difficult decision to make.

Up until the middle of 2016, Chinese PPC, especially with Baidu, was, on average, delivering better returns than SEO. This was due to several factors:

  • First, the search results, especially for popular terms, were dominated by paid ads. In some cases, hardly any organic results would be displayed in the first page;
  • Second, there was little visual distinction in Baidu between paid and organic results and most people couldn’t even tell the difference.

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5 Reasons Why Chinese Sharing Economy Future Is Looking Promising

5 Reasons Why Chinese Sharing Economy Future Is Looking Promising

In this post we are going to have a closer look at five main drivers powering fast growing Chinese sharing economy.

In our earlier article, we have introduced six most innovative services that have developed around various concepts of Chinese sharing economy. Some of those companies, like DiDi, have grown enormous within record time, swallowing rivals and winning new markets. Others have  recently achieved infamous “unicorn” status (Tujia, Huochebang) while more startups are still small but full of potential.
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Basics of China Keyword Research: WeChat Index

Basics of China Keyword Research: WeChat Index

WeChat Index Tutorial

According to the most recent data, WeChat has passed a milestone of a billion users which puts it far ahead of any other Chinese social media platform. Measuring trends on such an enormous network could potentially bring the most statistically accurate data to marketers. read more…

Basics of China Keyword Research: Weibo Index

Basics of China Keyword Research: Weibo Index

Weibo Index Tutorial

In terms of monthly users, Weibo is the second largest Chinese social media platform after WeChat. However, unlike WeChat, it is still primarily PC based. Weibo is one of the most powerful marketing tools in China offering wide range of possibilities for reaching people across various demographics and psychographics. read more…

Basics of China Keyword Research: Qihoo Index

Basics of China Keyword Research: Qihoo Index

Qihoo (360 Search) Index Tutorial

Qihoo, also known as 360Search and So.com, is the second largest Chinese search engine. By various estimates, it holds between 15 to 25% of the search market share and is fairly popular among younger users. read more…

Basics of China Keyword Research: Baidu Index

Basics of China Keyword Research: Baidu Index

Baidu Index Tutorial

Being the largest search engine in China, Baidu keyword research should be the one to start with. Currently, Baidu offers Baidu Index tool that is free for Baidu advertising accounts, offering some basic information to users. read more…

Basics of China Keyword Research: Measuring Search Trends

Basics of China Keyword Research: Measuring Search Trends

One of the foundations of successful online strategy in any market is keyword research and China is no exception. Since the familiar tools such as Google keyword planner are irrelevant here, China keyword research must be done with the local equivalents.

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How WeChat App Is Changing Restaurant Business in China

How WeChat App Is Changing Restaurant Business in China

WeChat app is transforming daily lives of millions of people in China. This is how it helps restaurants to run more efficiently and deliver better value.

Recent proliferation of Western style coffee shops and fancy restaurants gave rise to the new trend of ordering food and drinks with WeChat rather than using traditional menus.

Besides the fact that WeChat app is already installed on practically every smartphone in China, vast majority of users have also connected their accounts to bank cards and use WeChat Pay on regular basis. read more…

Banner Ads in China

Banner Ads in China

Banner ads in China are still a fairly effective channel to advertise and, on average, Chinese are more receptive to this type of advertising compared to internet users in western countries. Ad blocking software and plugins have been, so far, more common in the West than in China where banner advertising is a rapidly growing business.

Also, the type of banners ads  that are considered to be more effective in China tend to be flashier and more animated, something that Western users typically find most annoying. read more…

Chinese Payment Systems Overview: AliPay vs. WeChat Pay vs. Union Pay

Chinese Payment Systems Overview: AliPay vs. WeChat Pay vs. Union Pay

Understanding the ecosystem of Chinese payment systems is a prerequisite to setting up a successful sales strategy in this market. It is also one of the many aspects of Chinese market that is considerably different from what we are familiar with in other markets.

Relying on traditional payment systems such as credit cards or PayPal is simply not going to work in China. In fact, if you are planning to sell anything to Chinese consumers, there are only three viable options. read more…

Looking for love in China? The List of 8 Most Popular Chinese Dating Apps

Looking for love in China? The List of 8 Most Popular Chinese Dating Apps

Online dating in China has never been bigger and Chinese dating apps are where the action is. Looking for a lifetime partner, casual date, romantic dinner or a quick hook up – rest assured that there is an app for it in China, although it isn’t the one you are familiar with at home.

Here is our review of the most popular Chinese dating apps:

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