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Qihoo 360: So.com Search Query Share Nears 20%
bill

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Msg#: 4603725 posted 2:35 am on Aug 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

http://www.marbridgeconsulting.com/marbridgedaily/archive/article/68422/qihoo_360_socom_search_query_share_nears_20 [marbridgeconsulting.com]

Qihoo 360: So.com Search Query Share Nears 20%

Qi Xiangdong, President of Chinese internet services and security software provider Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU), has announced that query share for the company's So.com search engine is approaching 20%, and is on track to meet its previous forecast of capturing 30% of China's search market by the end of 2014.


Slow but steady wins the race I guess. ;)
Back in 2012 [webmasterworld.com] we saw So.com with only a 10% share.

 

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Msg#: 4603725 posted 3:13 am on Aug 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

:: detour to check both linked pages ::

What's their robot called?

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Msg#: 4603725 posted 8:01 pm on Aug 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

I think it's...

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Sosospider/2.0; +http://help.soso.com/webspider.htm)

...but it's all chinese text so I may be wrong.

If right, so far I have IP ranges...

114.80.93.0 - 114.80.94.255
116.252.185.0 - 116.252.185.255

...but there may be more.

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Msg#: 4603725 posted 10:39 pm on Aug 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

Oh, the sosospider. I know that one.

:: detour to most recent robot log collection ::

As of last January, the sosospider asks for robots.txt under the "wrong" hostname (always), doesn't follow-up the redirect, and never asks for anything else. That's under 124.115.6.13.

Further detour to raw logs shows that "Sosospider" disappeared abruptly near the end of March. Either they lost interest in me, or they've moved and changed their name.

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Msg#: 4603725 posted 9:11 pm on Aug 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

I don't have any indication that 124.115.0.0/19 has anything to do with soso (officially) but I have the range blocked. According to DNS the whole 124.114.0.0/15 shows as dynamic and it may well be, with "users" pretending to be bots. :(

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