Recently China’s internet regulators issued a new rule for online advertising. The rule, which comes into effect this September, targets all online advertisers but most certainly targets Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) more than anyone. The regulation might be interpreted as a significant hit to the king of China’s search engines, but I argue that investors have little to fear, as the regulations bring BIDU more up to speed with the modern rule; BIDU was headed that way anyhow.
The best model for successful search advertising is of course Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), who has engaged in significant amounts of split tests to have arrived at the current model of search ads.
Source: Seeking Alpha