Alibaba has leapt ahead of Google in terms of the share of online advertising revenue it earns in China. According to Analysys International, Alibaba’s Taoboa keyword advertising and development of interactive marketing ad business allows its ad revenue to grow substantially and therefore Alibaba has jumped to No.2 in China Internet ad market. The statistics below shows that Baidu, Alibaba and Google ranked Top 3 in China online ad market in Q3, 2010.
Alibaba was founded in 1999 in Hangzhou, China by 18 founders including Jack Ma. It is the global leader in e-commerce for small businesses and the flagship company of Alibaba Group. The global trade platform is used by millions of buyers and suppliers around the world to do business online. In addition, Alibaba.com offers a transaction-based wholesale platform on the global site (www.aliexpress.com) geared for smaller buyers seeking fast shipment of small quantities of goods. Alibaba.com has offices in more than 60 cities across Greater China, India, Japan, Korea, Europe and the United States.