Official Google Blog Blocked from Baidu Search

By: Jillian C. York on 15 January 2010

Following Google's decision, published on the Official Google Blog, to stop filtering search results on, it appears that the Great Firewall is blocking search results for "Google Blog."

Foreign visitors to Baidu are not exempt from the blocking: If a search contains blocked phrases, Baidu will lock the user out of the search engine for five minutes. A search for the term Google returns normal results, while a search for the URL of the Google blog brings about a lockout (warning: you will actually be barred from Baidu for five minutes).

The same scenario occurred when searching on QQ, Sogou, and

hat tip: New York Times.