It has been said in the market for quite a long time that Google China invested in Top100.cn, a legit online music download service, and will release a mp3 search service soon. Today the news is official. Google
Google mp3 search now allows users to search mp3, listening online streaming, download lyrics and mp3, and use the music as mobile phone’s ringtones. Since it is a service partnered with Top100.cn, therefore, it can only provide musics from the labels cooperated with Top100.cn, and based on different rights licensed from music labels, not all mp
The service will be free of charge, Google
MP3 search is an important weapon of Baidu to beat Google in China, according to Alexa, music related search services, Baidu mp3 and Baidu Zhangmenren, account for about 9% of all Baidu’s traffic. Will it be affected by Google
Secondly, Baidu mp3 search has its brands in the market already. When looking for a music, almost all users will rely on Baidu mp3 search. Since Google
On the other hand, Baidu also start to cooperates with music labels on advertising revenue sharing, such as EMI. Considering the potential traffic difference between Baidu mp3 service and Google China’s mp3 search, if Baidu seriously changes to ad revenue sharing model, it is obviously who can make more money on advertising. Baidu has yet been serious on this, but it is not so much time left for Google.