An RMB174.4 million lawsuit for manipulating its search results
for medical information site www.qmyyw.com.
Qmyyw.com's suit claims that Baidu search results now
exclude Qmyyw.com's content following the company's reduction
in its payment for Baidu's bid ranking service. Citing reports from
the Southern Metropolis Weekly, the rumor points out that
Qmyyw.com purchased a number 3 spot on Baidu's site for
RM89,000 in March, but after the site lowered its payment in
July, its visits fell from over 88,000 hits to 18,340 hits in just a
Baidu claims its "search results are not influenced
by its bid ranking service".
Many smaller lawsuits in China tend to be tit-for-tats between