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Will Facebook partner with Baidu to enter China?

The internets are ablaze tonight with a blockbuster rumor: Facebook will enter China. Luckily Facebook registered the domain name Facebook.cn in 2007, so it will not befall the same cruel fate that Groupon China faces with a Chinese clone at Groupon.cn.

Marbridge Consulting reports:

According to a microblog post by Hu Yanping, founder of Beijing-based market research firm Data Center of the China Internet (DCCI), Facebook has signed an official contract with a local Chinese Internet company to build a new social networking website in China. Hu added that the new website would not be integrated with Facebook.com.

Supreme China internet watcher Bill Bishop tweets:

hu yanping founded china net researcher dcci, may have inside info, has 450k weibo followers, “facebook has china deal” news spreading fast

Hu Yanping was the first to break the news about Google’s pullout from China last year so he’s a well-regarded source in the tech industry.

In his weibo post (screenshot aboveHu Yanping names “some company,” rather than Baidu specifically. My translation of his weibo:

Facebook is really on the eve of entering China, the contract has been signed, with some Chinese partner who will build the new site according to some model, but which will not completely connect to Facebook.com. Is Facebook doomed to die in China? [Note: The last bit plays on an unofficial transliteration of Facebook’s name into Chinese: “doomed to die.”]

But Marbridge continues:

Editor’s Note: Multiple industry sources have revealed to Marbridge that online search giant Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) is the “local Chinese Internet company” that will be working with Facebook and operating the new SNS website in China. In mid-February it was rumored that Baidu’s top management had visited Facebook’s headquarters in Silicon Valley (see “Rumor: Baidu Visits Facebook in Silicon Valley,” MD 2/18/11 issue.)

The partner will NOT be Sina, contrary to popular speculation. Bill Bishop tweets:

Hu Yanping just replied 2 me on weibo that alleged Facebook China JV partner is NOT Sina $sina..wonder if rumors yesterday popped Sina $6?


if facebook china jv rumor true, likely partners are alibaba, china mobile, sohu, baidu. china mobile might be an inspired choice

If you’ve read my previous pieces including Why Mark Zuckerberg Came to China and Why Facebook Will Not, you know this news would come as a shock to me! If true, Forbes’ Gady Epstein was clearly on the money when he wrote, Will Facebook Follow Zuckerberg To China? Inevitably.

Baidu is China’s largest search engine with ungodly amounts of search traffic (iResearch says Baidu has 84% market share) and web portal (Baidu Tieba or Post Bar). It also recently surpassed Tencent in market cap to become China’s most valuable internet company at almost $50 billion. That’s only slightly behind Facebook’s most recent valuations based on funding.

Yet like Google, Baidu has been unable to execute a successful social network or microblog to-date. Hello Facebook, welcome to China.


My “Secret” Checklist:3 Ways To Start Marketing Yourself (Or Your Opportunity) Online…

My “Secret” Checklist:
3 Ways To Start Marketing Yourself (Or Your Opportunity) Online…
TODAY, I wanted to get down to “brass tacks” and discuss the fine print. I wanted to give you a few simple steps so you could start marketing yourself online. (If you’re not marketing yourself online already.)

You see, I have a relative who recently “discovered” me online. Unlike most people who market themselves online, I try to keep out of the headlines. Why?

Because I really don’t really want to be a celebrity or a guru. I just like to do what I do.
(Somebody once asked me what I would do if I inherited a small fortune and I said that I would keep doing what I do. I love it!) Anyway…

This relative “discovered” what I do online and he wanted to know how he could build a second income stream for himself because he has a job that gives him plenty of spare time to surf the Internet and bills which are starting to strangle him.

He figured he might as well use his spare time to pay those bills.

Knowing full well that Internet Marketing is a minefield for rookies. I wanted to make sure that he didn’t waste his time on junk or invest in garbage. So I gave him my own personal “checklist” of what it really takes to make it online:

My Own Personal Checklist For Marketing Online:

1) Traffic: You must be able to  get web traffic to your website or sales message. This can be as simple as paying for ad-space online or as complicated as becoming a Search Engine Marketing genius, or Pay-Per-Click professional.

2) Conversion: You must be able to convert that web traffic in actual sales or cash. This can be as simple as a five minute video that explains your opportunity or as complicated as a 47+ page sales letter written by a pro copywriter.

3) Product: You must have something to sell! This can be as simple as presenting your opportunity, a written report that reveals the secrets of recruiting “belly-to-belly”, or as complicated as a full-fledged video training course on DVD.

In short, you need: 1) People to visit your simple message 2) A simple sales message that works 3) A product that delivers. That’s it, that’s all.

That being said, “hands down”, the fastest way to start marketing yourself online is to start offering a product you love to people you already know.

That’s really easy to do if that product has an affiliate marketing program like most of the Magnetic Sponsoring products do. You simply sign-in to your product’s back office and register to become an affiliate. You get a link to sell the products you love to the people your are helping on a daily basis.You get paid.

These people can be the men and women in your downline or your readers if you have a website or blog that you update regularly — it’s really up to you!

The idea of offering a product while you are advertising your opportunity or sponsoring new reps is what is known as a “funded proposal”. It’s called a funded proposal because when it’s done right your advertising will quite literally pay for itself…

It may even become your primary source of income over the years. In fact, I’ve known networkers who have stepped out of networking because they have had so much success with selling their own products.

Not saying that’s the best way to go. I prefer the idea of having multiple streams of income and I wouldn’t stop doing anything that was profitable to do.

But it’s definitely something to think about if you’re not where you want to be.

If you would like to learn more about marketing yourself or your opportunity online then I strongly urge you to get yourself a copy of Magnetic Sponsoring…

If you haven’t got yourself a copy already…

Taken from Magnetic Sponsoring email

Learn How To Use Youtube to promote your business

Watch this video it will help you to understand how internet marketers think and operate.


Believe in Yourself

There is an awful lot that we all have in common…

If you’re in business for yourself…

One of those things we all have in common is numbers…

No matter how you build your business…

Whether it’s by shaking hands, word of mouth, picking up that phone every day, or “driving” web traffic through a complex “marketing funnel”…

It all comes down to numbers…

Which can be vastly improved by improving your marketing skills…

It doesn’t matter what your “comp plan” is: unilevel, matrix, or binary. How “cutting edge” your products are. Or even if you got in on the “ground floor”. Those are just the details. (Important ones, but still details!)

The fact is that good direct marketing and personal branding skills will help you attract more distributors and dramatically boost your income potential no matter what opportunity you are pursuing now.

There’s no doubt in my mind that the most successful people in this industry are phenomenal marketers

But unfortunately, not all of us are “naturals” like that…

Instead we must invest to learn from the best…

We have to invest in ourselves… in our brains… in knowledge…

The road map is there for us to follow…

We just have to follow…
Never hesitate to invest in yourself…

(That’s what I do.)

It always pays the best interest…

The “Dumb” Things We Do
To Attract Prospects…
   You ALREADY know that cold-calling leads, harassing family members, and stalking strangers at coffee shops is definitely NOT going to work.

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   If you’re sick of handing-out flyers like parking tickets, tricking people into showing up for house “parties”, or pasting silly bumper stickers on your car…
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Tip of The Day:
Project Time Management Made
Ridiculously Simple!
Have you ever wondered how to estimate the how many minutes or hours it will take to complete a particularly large project?

There’s a simple rule of thumb that I keep in mind whenever I try to figure out how long it’s going to take to do anything. It sounds a little ridiculous but I’m constantly amazed by how accurate it is:

    1) You make a good guess of how long it’s going to take.
    2) Then you take that number and multiply it by at least 3.

If it takes you longer than 3 times your “guess” then you’re obviously way off or wasting a lot of time somewhere.

If it takes less time then give yourself a pat on the pack. (Yup, this tip might sound a little ridiculous but you will be amazed by how accurate it can be!)