I noticed all my competitors are on Baidu ? I am no on it ? Do I need to submit my site ? if so how to do that ?
I am ranked on all the other search engines it is bizzard ? maybe it is because I don't have a lnk on a chinese website ? Do anyone have any idea on how to appear on Baidu ? Thanks
12:04 pm on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
In part, it might depend on where your site is hosted, however, I have never had to submit a site to baidu, the spider comes and feeds every so often, most likely following links.
1:02 pm on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I actually block Baidu. A review of my logs revealed they were vacuuming down my websites and not providing any visitors despite ranking well in the SERPS.
2:30 pm on Mar 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
I actually block Baidu. A review of my logs revealed they were vacuuming down my websites...
I've blocked Baidu too. Was a major pain doing. It uses a number of varied C-Class IP's. My concern which IMHO should concern others, is the Baidu bot ignores robots.txt directions.
The damn thing crawls whatever it likes!
In addition it kept returning, most time multiple times a day and sucking down the same pages...I blocked this and a couple of other rogue bots across my network of 30+ sites. Add up all the bandwidth across all these sites being hit multiple times day in day out and it staggering how much wasted bandwidth it uses.
My advice is block Baidu, it's a useless bot and SE.
NB - block in your .htaccess file (unix) or (win box) similar. Don't bother with blocking it in your robots.txt file - it take no notice of it.
5:40 am on May 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
To start with you'll want a Chinese language site.
As engine said, hosting can be a factor. Hosting within China did appear to help my Chinese sites get more attention from Baidu.
Links from Chinese language sites are helpful as well. Baidu likes it if you have lots of links.
If you haven't yet, submit your site to Baidu here: [baidu.com...]