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SEM regulatory guide published in China

     
12:25 am on Sep 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It looks like China wants to rein in rogue SEO/SEM firms...with Baidu's help.

Search Engine Marketing Regulation Published In China [chinatechnews.com]

The Internet Society of China, China Communications Standards Association, and Chinese search engine company Baidu.com have jointly published the Search Engine Marketing Standard and Regulation.

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The regulation launched this time provides definitions for industrial terms of search engine marketing as well as the reference regulations and the procedures to be followed for this business. It gives authoritative and universal explanations for definitions and knowledge involved in SEM and helps enterprises learn about the various links for SEM.

The new regulation further provides a framework for how the sector may develop in the future, putting more focus on granting SEM scope of business activities to duly licensed SEM advertising agencies rather than the current hordes of companies who use simpler consulting business licenses to provide SEM services.