Baidu SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Baidu with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Baidu

Parent Company

Baidu Inc.

Category

Computer  Services

Sector

IT and Technology

Tagline/ Slogan

Finding anything you need in everyday life

USP

Efficient search engine

STP

Segment

Internet and mobile search engine users

Target Group

People using internet for searching, using multimedia content in China,  Japan, Thailand, Egypt and India

Positioning

Leader in Online Search in China

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. Strong brand image and reputation

2. Leader in its segment of internet searches in China with presence in China,  Japan, Thailand, Egypt and India

3. Strong and efficient management team

4. First Chinese company to be included in the NASDAQ-100 index

Weaknesses

1. Youa, e-commerce subsidiary separating out from Baidu

2. Brand recall outside China is lesser as advertising activity is lesser than competition

3. Late entrants in launching low cost smart phones

Opportunities

1. Huge market share in domestic market of China

2. Already build IT infrastructure system to help internet access rates

3. Few local players to compete with

Threats

1. Increasing competition due to global players like Google, Yahoo etc.

2. Government intervention in the service, as main customer base is China

3. Rate at which innovation is very high, which keep company in laggards, if not it doesn’t match the pace of innovation

Competition

Competitors

1. Netease
2.Tencent holdings
3. Fiserv
4. RenRen
5. Sohu



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