Looking over the search engine traffic, Google has been moving sideways for god knows how long. Bing has moved up the list nicely and is now delivering slightly more traffic. Baidu has also moved up the list slightly as well but they are far from bveing material.
The bot management tool suggests a vast number of search bots are in use globally. Local search engines like Baidu offer to translate search results automatically.
Changes in the internet landscape have changed the expectations of many web developers. Many major sites are commerce or search.
Due to the vast population in China, many web properties are bring in such large amounts of traffic it’s unbelievable. In 2000, China was not on the radar yet for internet properties. Now the world is much larger which does help in some ways but dillutive in others.