China is one of the most connected countries in the world. Chinese people live and breath with social media apps. Every day they post on social media, look videos on streaming and video platforms, share content. Chinese are a digital nation.
If you want to attract your target, you need to know which online platforms your consumers use and which are the most effective. In this article, I will explain to you why you need to be present on Youku, the Chinese Youtube.
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WHAT EXACTLY IS YOUKU?
Youku 优 酷 is often called the Youtube of China. Yes, like Youtube, it’s a video hosting service. In China, Youku is one of the most important online video and streaming service platform.
In the Chinese social media ranking, Youku in 2020 is in the top seven online video platform bellow iQIYI.
Youku offers a lot of services and it’s a tool for you to promote your brand and advertise.
A VIDEO PLATFORM VERY APPRECIATED
In a country where international social media are blocked, Youku is very appreciated by users.
Chinese people are really addicted to the online video and streaming platform. They love to watch and share videos on their favorite social media. It’s one of the most frequent online activities of Chinese users.
Chinese users spend an average of 4 hours each week watching and searching for videos online. They mostly watch movies, series, TV shows, documentaries, sports shows…
Youku accounts for about 340 million users in 2015. Most of the users are males of 30 years old and more. in 2018 accounted for more than 580M active users (2018)
A QUALITY CONTENT
If you have to know one thing about the Chinese market it’s that content is a king. In China, contrary to other countries, content is really important. Content has to be rich, high quality, and specific. Chinese people spend a lot of time looking for information about all topics. Before buying something they will enquire online to be sure. Due to all the scandals, Chinese consumers need to be reassured.
So, contrary to youtube where most of the videos are created by amateurs, on Youku you have a lot of professionals. That’s why you have a lot of movies and TV shows on the platform. In China, the viewing rate is more important on the internet than on TV. That explains why Youku is so popular and is synonymous with quality in the Chinese mind.
This aspect highlight one important thing for you. Advertise on Youku can give a good image of your brand because you are linked to the quality of the support and because it’s a media platform with a lot of traffic.
However, in China, TV is controlled by the government that’s why the viewing rate is not very good and young consumers just boycott TV.
You need to post your videos on Youku.