IS YOUR WEBSITE CHINA-READY?
Step 1: Is your website is blocked in China?
It is widely known that the prominent western social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr are blocked in China. Did you know that websites that are not hosted on a Chinese server also run the risk of being blocked in Mainland China?
Here we will share with you a very useful tool which provides an overview as to whether your website is blocked in China.
Firstly, you can type in your website address here and run a quick test to see whether your website is accessible in China at all.
Step 2: How fast does your Website Load in China?
If you find your website is NOT blocked in China, that is a good start but it doesn’t necessarily mean your website is accessible by a Chinese audience. The loading speed might be putting your potential clients off. Baidu, the most popular Chinese search engine, also favours fast loading websites. Fast loading web pages are more likely to be indexed by Baidu, which leads to higher visibility among search results. To have your website serve your potential customers and Chinese search engines, we recommend you host your.cn website on a server that is situated in Asia, ideally in Mainland China, but Hong Kong is great too.
To see how fast your website loads in China, use this tool – https://www.dotcom-tools.com/website-speed-test.aspx
Step 3: More Comprehensive Report and Solutions
Once you have done the first 2 tests, we can help you do a full analysis of your website in China. As well as provide some possible solutions.
- Hosting Website in China (Needs ICP License)
- Hosting Website in Hong Kong (Doesn’t Need ICP License)