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This article was published on June 9, 2011


    Baidu Launches Social Bookmark Button

    Baidu Launches Social Bookmark Button
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    Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social me Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social media and e-commerce. Get in touch with him via Twitter @francistan or Email [email protected].

    Baidu, China’s top search company, just unveiled its Web 2.0 social bookmarking button called “Baidu Share,” which is currently in closed beta.

    According to Marbridge Daily, users can embed the “Baidu Share” Javascript code into their website, allowing their visitors to share content from the site to 16 different social networking services, including Sohu Microblog, Renren, Kaixin001, Tencent Qzone, Pengyou and Microblog, Sina Weibo, Taobao’s Tao Jianghu, and surprisingly –the only English product in the mix — Google Buzz.

    Aside from increasing traffic to participating sites via social networks, the Baidu Share button also makes it easier for websites to be found by Baidu’s search engine.

    In the coming months, Baidu will also be releasing a free, detailed analysis tool that lets users track what content is being shared to which websites and the frequency of the shares.