It appears that you need a Chinese mobile number to complete the verification process. Does anyone have experience or advice?

Thanks.

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Aparna155 Premium
Ah ok :)
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Encourager1 Premium Plus
Hey Joe! Here's a link to a youtube video explaining how to get a Chinese phone number:

https://youtu.be/zHm7HvvyBgA

Hope this helps.

Cory
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j52powell Premium
Thanks, Cory.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Joe,

Reading your question, makes me want to ask you a question, and that is, knowing that China is using a very strong, let's call it a firewall system that blocks website content by preventing IP addresses from being routed through to their citizens, why would you want to waste your time registering your American hosted website with a China based search engine?

Have you checked to see if your website is being blocked in China, before you go to all of this work registering with Baidu?
https://www.comparitech.com/privacy-security-tools/blockedinchina/

Hope you find this helpful.
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j52powell Premium
Thanks for your input, Trish. When I do a search on Baidu for my posts I find many of them. If I can get some SEO help from them without too much trouble it is worth a shot. Related to my niche of scuba diving, there are thousands of Chinese in the Philippines where I live diving all the time. I would like to sell them some liveaboard trips and maybe a little bit of equipment. If I can get some traction on Baidu, I can also use Wechat to greater advantage, as well.
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ExpatMark Premium
Hi Joe. Always like to meet a fellow scuba diver. Scuba diving is my second favorite thing in the world. You cannot explain it to someone who has never done it.
Following the thread to learn about Baidu. I am moving to Ukraine very soon and am researching Yandex and need to research Baidu. Thanks for posting this.
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j52powell Premium
I just noticed today while watching Jay's webinar that Baidu has a verification slot in AEO Webmaster verification section so looked into Baidu verification again. I can't seem to find anyone outside China that can do it.

If you find any decent diving in Ukraine or the Black Sea, let me know and I'll do some research and write a review. Good luck over there.
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ExpatMark Premium
I have a friend in Thailand that says the diving there is excellent, just gotta remember to avoid monsoon season. I would think the Meditteranean would have some good dives and Maldives is 12 hours away. Always wanted to dive there. Do you have a travel/dive website?
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j52powell Premium
I've done some diving in Thailand. Most has been in the Philippines. My website is https://myscubadivinggearguide.com. I have 250-300 reviews of dive sites around the world along with other scuba related subjects.
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Destiny62 Premium
I would not be that person I don't have A Chinese Mobile number
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