China Search Engines. Comparing & Understanding How People Search
Infographic Comparing Search Engines in China
Get a better understanding of how people use search engines in China.
Launched in 2000 by Baidu.
- The dominant search engine in China, capturing approximately 72% market share of the market.
- Has its own ecosystem, including Baidu Baike (encyclopedia), Baidu Zhidao (Q&A platform), Baidu Xueshu (academics) etc. These pages have high priorities in the search result.
- Lost some public trust due to the improper advertisement supervision, which leads to the death of Wei Zexi.
Launched in 2004 by Sohu, and cooperated with Tencent since 2013.
- China’s second largest search engine by mobile queries
- Has search access to the content from Tencent products WeChat Official Accounts and QQ, which Baidu does not.
- The default search engine for a range of Tencent products (WeChat, QQ Browse etc.) and Zhihu.
Launched in 2014 by Alibaba and UC.
- The default search engine for UC Browser, which has over 250 million MAU, and was ranked as the the second favorite mobile browser in China.
- Features shopping, ebooks, novels, entertainments and other entertainment-oriented contents.
- Only available on mobile devices.