Msg#: 3364489 posted 1:40 am on Jun 12, 2007 (gmt 0)
Google did very well in Japan getting itself similar deals with Japanese portals. That was one of their primary paths to growth. I just see this as Google continuing this successful strategy in China. There are still some portal opportunities out there in the China market.
I've had plenty of experiences where I felt Baidu produced far more relevant SERPs for my searches. At times the Google SERPs were almost unusable. We've also had plenty of reports in this forum from users in China who have commended Baidu's relevance and condemned Google's poor grasp of Chinese. Maybe that's changing now.