Research and Markets: China Internet Advertising Industry Report 2010-2011

DUBLIN – Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “China Internet Advertising Industry Report, 2010-2011” report to their offering.

In 2010, China’s Internet advertising market continued to maintain high-speed growth, and the market size increased substantially by 58.7% year on year to RMB 32.7 billion.

China’s Internet advertising market consists of segments including integrated portal, lead generation website, video website, and vertical portal. Lead generation websites refer to the large websites such as Baidu, Google, Taobao, and Qihoo 360 that lead users to small and medium-sized websites.

In China’s Internet advertising market in 2010, integrated portals accounted for 16.2% of the advertising income, a decrease compared with the 22.9% in 2009; lead generation websites and video websites delivered an excellent performance, and vertical portals expanded their share slightly.

Being more rational, advertisers are pursuing more accurate delivery and maximization of advertising effect. In the future, the advertising income of integrated portals will be further reduced, while the advertising business of lead generation websites and vertical portals will maintain high growth potential.

In 2010, China’s Internet advertising market was still highly concentrated, with top 14 Internet media accounting for 68% of the advertising income. Baidu, Taobao and Google China were the top three Internet enterprises in terms of advertising income. Baidu achieved advertising income of RMB7.9 billion, occupying 24% market share; benefiting from the substantial increase in its platform turnover, Taobao achieved advertising income of RMB3.9 billion, promoting its market share from the third place in 2009 to the second place; impacted by the withdrawal from China, Google China saw decelerated advertising revenue growth and its market share drop from the second place in 2009 to the third place.

In the future, lead generation websites will still be the major players in China’s Internet advertising market. Baidu and Taobao will further consolidate their market leadership, sitting tight in the top rank. Relying on their brand value, integrated portals will still maintain some advantages, large user group, for instance, and remain in the second rank despite the intense competition in the advertising business.

Video websites and vertical portals like Youku, Bitauto and Soufun constitute the third rank and will be active members in the future Internet advertising market. The competition among them will be increasingly tense.

Key Topics Covered:

1. China’s Internet Advertising Market in 2010

2. Integrated Portal Advertising Market in China

3. Lead Generation Advertising Market in China

4. Video Website Advertising Market in China

5. Vertical Portal Advertising Market in China

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