Baidu is without a doubt the most popular search engine in China. It has a range of products that you can use for Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising, including Keyword Search and Display Ad Network as well as the Brand Zone, a unique Baidu product that offerings a company introduction and tailored content based on your brand’s specific keywords.
In China, as in every other internet-connected country, Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising simply can’t be ignored. Baidu is the Google of China, and Baidu’s PPC offerings operate on the both the front and back end much like Google AdWords. And like AdWords, an effective Baidu PPC advertising strategy requires an understanding of the science of creating paid advertisements. It requires thorough keyword and demographic research, strategic bidding, and compelling ad copy to get someone to click. And, like every other part of your Chinese marketing strategy, you cannot simply simply translate your AdWords campaign into Baidu and expect it to work. Localization and integration with your greater strategy is a must.
It may take some work, especially if you’re running a campaign in a foreign language. But taking the time to identify more specific keywords will allow you save money (specific keywords are cheaper) while targeting exactly the audience that is most likely to want what you are selling.
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3 Baidu PPC Products To Know
This is akin to Google’s AdWords search engine marketing platform. Bid on the keywords you would like to target and pay Baidu whenever your ads are displayed and clicked.
Display Ad Network
Baidu’s network of over 600,000 websites consists of the largest display network in China (akin to Google’s display network). The service enables customer re-marketing via floating ads and interactive ads to engage potential customers, as well as a variety of partner-specific options to customize your messaging to your audience.
Baidu Brand Zone
The Brand Zone is a premium service for firms that to maximize their exposure. Baidu charges a fixed price to place an eye-catching brand logo along with other information about your firm prominently on each page. While it’s expensive, the Brand Zone boasts average click through rates of 50%.
Let us take care of the logistics in setting up an account for international companies (e.g. signing-up, getting a Chinese cell phone, data verification, bank account registration, etc.).
Developing the basics for your account for your first campaign: keyword research, ad group & campaign creation, linking landing pages, and monitoring campaigns.
We will make sure you are getting the most for your PPC budget: keyword filtering, negative responses, A/B testing, long-tail targeting, and more.
Tailored based on modern Chinese sensibilities, we can create engaging and effective ad campaigns that broadcast your message to your target customers.