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Sogou.com


http://www.sogou.com/

     
Language Chinese



Launched August 4, 2004
Closed No



Developer Sohu, Inc.



Country of Origin China



Owner
2004 - [...] Sohu, Inc.



Topic Universal



Region China



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Crawler-based, algorithmic SeEn



Used SeEn Sogou



Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



Sogou was launched in August 2004 and is owned and developed by the Beijing based company Sohu, Inc. “Sogou” is literally for “search dog” [Wikipedia “Sogou”]. It is the number three of the leading search engines in China (nearly 6% market share in Q4 2014), behind Baidu (with around 80 % in Q4 2014) and Google China (with more than 10% in Q4 2014) [Incitez China: 2015]. {kd2015}
China Internet Watch (2015): »Sogou, owned by Sohu, operates the search engine and others business and offers Internet value-added services with respect to Web games developed by third-party developers. Primary products include search engine, Sogou Pinyin input, and Sogou Web Directory. Sogou is nowhere catching up with Baidu but it is clearly the leader among the rest of Chinese search engines. Some marketers have found it very helpful reaching lower tier cities with lower cost per click advertising on Sogou search.« Source
Wikipedia: »Sohu’s Sogou.com search engine was in talks to be sold in July 2013 to Qihoo for around $1.4 billion. On September 17, 2013, it was announced that Tencent has invested $448 million for a minority share in Chinese search engine Sogou.com, the subsidiary of Sohu, Inc.« Source



Name

»Sougou; literally: "Search dog"« Source



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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sogou
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

China Internet Watch (2015): Sogou: Sohu's Search Engine URL: http://www.chinainternetwatch.com/tag/sogou/
Wikipedia: Sohu URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sohu
Incitez China (2015): China Search Engine Market Overview in 2014 URL: http://www.chinainternetwatch.com/12678/search-engine-market-overview-2014/
Search Engine Watch: Articles on Sogou URL: http://searchenginewatch.com/tag/sogou
Price, Gary (Jun 13, 2005): China's Sohu.com Refocuses on Search URL: http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/news/2061859/chinas-sohucom-refocuses-on-search




Created: 2013-01-22