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Chinese Alibaba.com Posts Results Of E-commerce Business In 2008, China Online Marketing, Shanghai, China

Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba.com Limited says its 2008 total revenue hit CNY3.0 billion as it announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2008. That total was an increase of 39% as compared to 2007, and the number of registered users and online storefronts on Alibaba.com’s marketplaces increased by 10.5 million and 1.7 million, respectively David Wei, CEO of Alibaba.com, cautioned investors as…


The Most Effective E-commerce Promotions Will be Online Ads, China Online Marketing, Shanghai, China

Web users are most attentive to online marketing when they are in the middle of an online activity related to e-commerce. This is one of the findings of a survey by Lightspeed Research and the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), which revealed that consumers are most receptive to web ads when they are shopping or researching products online. The report suggested that online retailers could take…


The Sellers Of Fake Brands Face The Attacks from Baidu’s E-commerce Platform, China Online Marketing, Shanghai, China

The Internet shopping platform launched by search engine Baidu.com, “Youa.baidu.com”,has announced the first batch of 15 stores that have been closed because they were selling counterfeit branded clothing. This move is a part of Baidu’s special action called Spring Thunder, which will last from February 17 until March 31, 2009. During this period, Youa.baidu.com will publish the list of the punished sellers in its online…


In 2008, China’s Internet Users Increased To 298 Million, China Online Marketing, Shanghai, China

China Internet Network Information Center has published the latest report on China’s Internet development, which states by the end of 2008, the number of Internet users in China had reached 298 million, a year-on-year increase of 41.9%. The report says that China’s Internet popularity rate reached 22.6%, which exceeded the world’s average rate of 21.9% for the first time. In addition, the number of broadband…


The Latest Source Of Email Spam Activity-China, China Online Marketing, Shanghai, China

Email security firm Barracuda Networks says a webpage hosted in China is latest the destination for Internet users who fall prey to phishers’ activities. Barracuda says spam emails designed to look like Google AdWords Alert emails contain what appears to be a legitimate link to the Google AdWords account webpage at adwords.google.com. However, when clicked, the recipient is redirected to a website hosted in China…