Google Japan recently announced its new feature “Google Shopping” that could increase their e-commerce market share in Japan. This feature has been launched in several other countries and it has finally arrived in Japan. It is an interesting development since as discussed in my recent post, Google is also partnering in Japan for search with…Details
Cuil, the much touted search engine set up with such hope in 2008, finally gave up the fight and shut down its servers on September 17, 2010. At its inception, Cuil looked pretty good on paper. The VCs thought so too, investing $33 million in the company. The broad experience of the management team, which…Details
As mentioned in my last post for those interested in Japanese SEO, the proposed alliance in Japan between Yahoo Japan and Google, whereby Google’s search and advertising technologies are being integrated into Yahoo Japan’s portal, is currently being challenged by both Microsoft and Rakuten, Japan’s largest online retailer. Both are in talks with Japan’s Fair…Details
Over the past few months, two companies contacted us with online reputation problems in China. One was in hospitality and the other was a prominent technology company. Their issues were in fact the same. When conducting searches for their brand and product terms, negative comments in bulletin board systems (BBS) in China were showing up…Details
For companies already doing business in Thailand or planning to expand into the Thailand market, now could be the right time to commence your SEO Thailand program for this rapidly growing market. Thailand is one of the fastest growing internet markets in Asia and for that matter the world. The statistics below show that the…Details
It has been over 3 months since Yahoo Japan announced that they will adopt Google’s search engine technology. Yahoo Japan has said it hopes to fully integrate Google’s search technology by the end of the year which will have a major impact for the business, Japanese SEO and search engine marketers in the Japanese market.…Details
Despite its rather small size and population, South Korea is one of the most wired countries in the world and has a very big internet user population. Unlike many of the countries with big internet markets, the main Korean search engines are local platforms, Naver and Daum. Naver and Daum take up more than 90 percent share in the Korean search engine market. The world’s biggest and most renowned search engine, Google, only takes up about 2 percent of the market share.