Do you think google is the most famous website all around the world? If yes, think again.
In China, the equation is completely different. The most famous search engine is not Google. The most famous shopping website is not Amazon. Here is the list of websites which are the most famous websites in China.
Baidu.com is a search engine in China just like Google. Baidu incorporated in January 2000. Baidu is not only a search engine but also gives services such as Baidu Baike which is an online encyclopedia, music service called Baidu Music, etc.
Baidu Music has more than 150 million monthly active users and Baidu in December 2015 announced it would merge with Taihe Entertainment Group to give competition to Apple Music.
Actually, QQ.com is called as Tencent QQ. This is instant messaging software service. Tencent QQ holds the Guinness World Record for the highest number of users online. On July 3, 2014, Almost 210,212,085 were online on Tencent QQ. This also offers other services as well such as Mail, Music, Computer Management, Browser, Dictionary, and Tencent Video, etc. are provided.
Tencent QQ app is available on all the application stores for mobile phones with IOS, Andriod, and Windows OS.
Taboao is shopping website in China just like eBay. Alibaba Group started this website in 2003. This is a platform where small businesses can sell their products in online stores not only in China but also in other regions. October 2013 it was the eighth most visited website in China.
After three years of Taboao.com launch. Ebay faced a big loss and shut down its operation in China.
Taboao is a C2C ( consumer-to-consumer) platform whereas Tmall is a B2C (business-to-consumer) platform like Amazon. This was introduced in 2008 Alibaba group. Tmall features more than 70,000 international and Chinese products from nearly 50,000 merchants and serves more than 150 million buyers.
In 2010 Tmall was ranked number one B2C business in China. Tmall occupies nearly 52 percent of Chinese B2C market. Globally Tmall stands in the 12th place in Alexa Rankings.
Sohu is a search engine in China. This website was launched in 1996. So is not only a search engine but also provide internet services as well. Sohu was Official Internet Content Service Sponsor of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Sohu has been listed on NASDAQ since 2000. Sohu operated an online TV station as well. This ranks in 16 place on Alexa globally.
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