Is it an act of committing suicide?!
Taobao.com officially blocks Baidu indexing her pages. The embargo news came yesterday took TG a surprise. Given that Baidu (百度) is China number one search engine, it has a big pool of internet users in China and covers most of the web presence, blocking its service is like cutting off blood vessels supplying nutrition and oxygen to your body. Will Taobao be survived without blood flowing through her liver, heart and the other part of her body?
What happen after the news came out in Baidu (百度) search engine? TG input keyword “Taobao” and checked the result from Baidu (百度) SERP, it still displays 11,100,000 pages, keyword “Taobao.com” only display one result.
There’s no doubt that a business decision has been made since Baidu (百度) directs her challenge to Taobao‘s core business line: Consumer to Consumer eCommerce model by launching her own C2C platform lately. Taobao did a merger with Alimama as part of her strategy to fend off potential competitors.
Living in Hong Kong, shop owners always look for shops close to Mass Transit Railway (MTR) for convenience, for high traffic and turnover. If the store is not selling rare, unique items or providing outstanding services, shop owners will not take risk of moving too remote from high traffic area.
Will the forbidden city “Taobao.com” be able to draw traffic from somewhere else? TG is very interested in seeing it.
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