PPC Network of China Search Engines
Baidu focuses on generating revenues primarily from online marketing services. Baidu’s Pay for Placement platform enables its customers to reach users who search for information related to their products or services. Customers use automated online tools to create text-based descriptions of their web pages and bid on keywords that trigger the display of their webpage information and link. Baidu’s Pay for Placement platform features an automated online sign-up process that customers use to activate their accounts at any time. The Pay for Placement platform is an online marketplace that introduces Internet search users to customers who bid for priority placement in the search results. Baidu also uses third-party distributors to sell some of its online marketing services to end customers and offers discounts to these distributors in consideration of their services.
Baidu offers certain consultative services, such as keyword suggestions, account management and performance reporting. Baidu suggests synonyms and associated phrases to use as keywords or text in search listings. These suggestions can improve click-through rates of the customer’s listing and increase the likelihood that a user will enter into a transaction with the customer. Baidu also provides online daily reports of the number of click through, clicked keywords and the total costs incurred, as well as statistical reports organized by geographic region.