|Investing in Asiatic SEs|
Does anybody know (guess all of you) which is the registration fee for Looksmart and Yahoo for the following areas?
And what if I had to invest with Baidu, Sina and Sohu?
Sina.com 300$ per year.
Many thanks to anyone who will reply!
Yahoo Japan Business Express is ¥52,500
Looksmart Japan Express is ¥50,000. They also have an Express Direct listing that lists for ¥20,000 for 6 months.
SOHU is 2500 CNY (Chinese Yuan Renminbi) per year
Thank you (once again ;)) Bill!
Would you consider money worth investing in these SEs? I know, for example, that the results of Yahoo Japan, come from Google AdWords and Overture. Do they appear as sponsored links, or are they "mixed" with the other search results? in your opinion: better spending money in Google and Overture campaigns to have also a good Yahoo appearence, or the classic Directory submit would be the best option?
Do you have any link (in english, please!) where I can find interesting information about Chinese and Japanese SEs?
I've seen good returns on Yahoo Japan listings. They still show a lot of directory listings in the SERPS and generally are worth the investment. I'm not a huge LookSmart fan, but some people have reported varying degrees of success. If you have to choose one or the other I'd say a Yahoo listing will give you more.
|Would you consider money worth investing in these SEs? |
They have their own clearly marked sponsored site areas in the SERPs.
|results of Yahoo Japan, come from Google AdWords and Overture. Do they appear as sponsored links, or are they "mixed" with the other search results? |
Here's the best link [webmasterworld.com] on the net for that type of info. ;)
|Do you have any link (in english, please!) where I can find interesting information about Chinese and Japanese SEs? |
Baidu runs an Overture like PPC, the results show up on all major portals, Sohu, Sina, Netease, Yahoo China, Baidu, Tom.com etc.
Cost is about 0.30 CNY per click (about US$0.04)
Thank you guys!
great link, bill! ;)
If I had to invest: Baidu.com
Also, interesting, is there is a reason you are avoiding the Korean market? (much larger internet market, in terms of e-commerse market penetration). I know Korea has recently introduced PPC to Korea (www.zingu.com) and they are giving KRW25,000 (about $21) in free-bidding for first time sign-up (minimum bid is KRW50, about 3 cents). Though since PPC is new there, I don't know what kind of results you will see. There looks to be an english version soon, but none present right now (as of this post). However, I know they respond to english email contacts and will help foreign based sites sign-up. Overture will launch its PPC services in Korea soon as well.
[edited by: Woz at 11:28 am (utc) on Mar. 24, 2003]
[edit reason] no Promos please. [/edit]
no reason really for avoiding Korean market. I will keep in mind your suggestions and thank you for the accurate information.
baidu starts with .30CNY, it doesn't mean that you are going to get it with .30CNY. Overture starts with 10 cents, but you usually have to pay a lot more. If you advertise through some promoters, you can get combined sina.com and sohu.com or netease.com first page result for 4500CNY/year, pretty good deal. If you have larger budget, graphical ads is 5000CNY/month.