I have asked a few Chinese friends why they use Baidu rather than Google in China and this is what they said:
– The search results are generally the same
– Google doesn’t always work, it might work one moment and stop the next.
– Google is always slower than Baidu.
But what I found interesting was that when they was searching in English they always used Google.
If google wasn’t blocked and worked perfectly in China, would it gain marketshare or is it too late ?
If Baidu launched a English search engine, what would it take to stop you using Google and swith to Baidu?