HOW TO CREATE A BAIDU ACCOUNT FROM OUTSIDE CHINA WITHOUT CHINESE PHONE NUMBER


Last Updated on December 7, 2021 by Anjum


In this blog we will discuss how to create and register a Baidu Account from outside China without Chinese Phone Number. Creating a Baidu account is essential if you want your website to appear in this mega Chinese Search Engine. A Baidu account will enable you to submit your website to the Baidu Webmaster Tools which in turn will make your website appear in this Chinese only search engine to the vast population of China. Not only that, a Baidu Account will also help in Downloads, Baidu Cloud and so many other things.

WHAT IS BAIDU?

Baidu is a Chinese only Search Engine and is the market leader in China in terms of Search Engines. Most people in China use Baidu to search on the web. If you have a website for which you want a global audience than appearance in this Search Engine is going to attract a lot more visitors to your website. Not only it increases the reach for your website but it also can get you the competitive edge on your competitor websites if they are not appearing on Baidu. 

HOW TO CREATE A BAIDU ACCOUNT FROM OUTSIDE CHINA

If you reside in China, than creating a Baidu account is really easy. You just need to go to Baidu.com and register with your Chinese Mobile Phone Number and voila! your account is created. The tricky part is when you try and create the account from outside China from your Overseas Phone Number. 

If you are lucky then the straightforward method will work for you but if you are like me and get stuck at the following errors than the procedure becomes a little technical.

TYPES OF ERRORS

  • The system detects that the current account is registered through an illegal channel.
  • Registration for Overseas and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Regions is not supported at this time.
  • System cannot process your request at this time. Please try again later.
  • System error, take a break, please try again later

I had to create my Baidu account the hard way. I got stuck on “the system detects that the current account is registered through an illegal channel” error and searched for a few days until I found the solution and created my Baidu Account.  The method also works with the other errors as well.


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You can use the following 2 methods to create your Baidu Account. Try the Method 1 first as it is easy and straight forward. If all goes well then your account will be created but if you get stuck then try the Method 2. If you are already facing errors then click here to go straight to Method 2.



Most of the Screenshots you will find below are translated in English through Google Translate, so you can understand better. I would suggest you do the same so as to avoid any confusion.  If you are using Google Chrome, then in order to translate the page into English just right click on the page when it is loaded and click on Translate to English and it will do the trick. 

METHOD 1 – THE STRAIGHT FORWARD WAY

  • Go to this Link
  • Translate the language into English
  • Select your Country Code
  • Enter your Phone Number
  • Create a Username and Password
  • Click on Send Verification Code
  • Once you receive the Verification code on your phone, enter it into the Verification Area
  • Check the Read and accept Baidu Terms
  • Click on Register to create your Baidu Account

Welcome to Register - Create Baidu Account
Translation of the Registration Page – Fill it out to Create Baidu Account

If you are able to receive the Verification code on your phone than your account will be created without any problem. Unfortunately people don’t receive the verification code but get various errors on screen. You might get following errors when you try and send the verification code to your overseas phone number:


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  • Registration for Overseas and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Regions is not supported at this time.
  • System cannot process your request at this time. Please try again later.

That is where you need to use the Method 2. Following is the procedure of how you can overcome all the errors and successfully create your Baidu Account.

METHOD 2 – THE OTHER WAY AROUND

Once you are stuck at the Registration Screen and after unsuccessfully attempting several times to get the verification code, you are left with no choice but to use this method. Following are the steps for how to create Baidu Account from outside China:

  • Click on this Link. We are going to try and create the account from Baidu Cloud Login and not from the main Baidu Registration page.

Click on Sign in with SMS code at the bottom
Click on Sign in with SMS code at the bottom

  • Click on Sign in with SMS Code at the bottom.

Baidu Cloud Login
Baidu Cloud Login Page

  • Click on the Country Code (+86 in this case) and choose the country of your residence. Please note the method will only work if your country code is showing on the drop down list.

Choose your Country from Drop Down List
Choose your Country from Drop Down List

  • Enter your Phone Number and Press “Send Dynamic Password”.
  • You will receive a Dynamic Password on your phone. The SMS will look something like this.

Dynamic Password

Baidu SMS Dynamic Verification Code
Baidu SMS Dynamic Verification Code

Word of Advice: If you are not getting the Code after trying a few times then try the same link with a different browser. For example, if you are using Chrome then try using Safari or Firefox. That way you will be able to receive the code.

  • Enter the Dynamic Password you received on your phone on Screen and Press Login.
  • A Pop-up will appear suggesting this number has not been registered before and you need to register it. Click on Register Now.

Pop up will appear - Click Register Now
Pop up will appear – Click Register Now

  • Another Pop-up will appear where you will have to do the verification that you are a human.

Verification

Verify that you are Human
Verify that you are Human

  • After Successful Verification you will then see the next screen ” Welcome to Baidu AI Cloud”.

Fill out the Details on Welcome to Baidu AI Cloud
Fill out the Details on Welcome to Baidu AI Cloud

  • Fill out a Username in Contact Field.

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  • At this moment no email address is associated with your Account. To add a email address Click on Go to Settings right next to Email.
  • It will open a new window where you can see your Account Settings.

Bind and associate an email address - Baidu Account
Bind and associate an email address with your Baidu Account

  • The Second Option in the picture above next to the envelope sign is that for email. Click on the link next to it and it will open a pop up window.

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  • It will require verification and and your phone number will show up on the screen. Press Send Code and you will receive a code on your phone.

Verification Required

Send Security Code to your Mobile for Verification
Send Security Code to your Mobile for Verification. Your Phone number will be visible in the first line

  • Enter the code on screen and Click Next. Once done add the email address and it will bind your email address with the account.

Enter you email address
Enter you email address

  • Next you go back to the Welcome to Baidu AI Cloud screen and Refresh the page. It will show you your email address now associated with your Baidu ID.
  • Just fill out all the options on the screen. It could be random as well and Press Next.


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  • You will now see your Baidu Account Settings. Translate the page into English and Go to Authentication on the left sidebar of the screen.
  • (UPDATE: as pointed out by one of the comments) If you are unable to go the the Baidu Account Settings automatically then click here to access the Settings.

Baidu Account Settings

Setup username and password
Setup Username and Password and check your Account Security Score

  • Setup your Login Credentials by creating a username and password for your Baidu Account.
  • Once Done. Your account is now created and you will see a score out of 100 on the screen. This score is your Account Security Score and will let you know how secure your account is.
  • You can check your account details by logging in through the main Baidu Login page by clicking here. Click the Login option on screen and use your Login Credentials to Login to your Account.

Welcome to Register - Create Baidu Account
Translation of the Registration Page – Click on Log in on top under the Welcome to Register

CONCLUSION

That’s it! Your Baidu Account is now ready to be used. If you have a Website, you can now add your website to the Baidu Webmaster Tools to reach out to the Chinese Users.

The Procedure is a little long and tricky but it is better to try and fail then not to try and miss out on the opportunity.

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DISCLAIMER

The procedure mentioned above is not my own. It is what I found on the web after searching for it for days and this procedure has worked for me. I have just streamlined it so that others can save time and effort. I created a Baidu Account to reach out to Chinese Users for my website. All the things mentioned in the article are experienced first hand by me and I cannot guarantee if they will or will not work for you. Infinity Folder is not responsible for these methods and any account created through these procedures or for any reason the Baidu account is created.

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120 Comments

jason · March 13, 2022 at 1:33 am

The second method isn’t working, I enter my number, get a dynamic password, but when I enter the password in, the login button does nothing. After trying it a couple times, it locks me out for 24 hours.

    Anjum · March 14, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Try with a different browser. It might work.

gozai · November 14, 2021 at 9:35 pm

thank you so much!!!! 2nd method worked

    Anjum · November 15, 2021 at 8:14 am

    You are welcome

vegas7546 · October 14, 2021 at 9:45 am

Thank you. The second method works for me.

    Anjum · November 2, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    You are welcome

CLAUDIO · August 23, 2021 at 7:58 pm

You save my day ! thanks for this post

    Anjum · August 24, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    You are welcome

yenny · August 13, 2021 at 12:11 pm

it works!!! thank you so muchhhh!!!

    Anjum · August 13, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    You are welcome

kazuha · July 31, 2021 at 1:23 am

thanks for the post, it worked for me. if possible, can you make a guide for bbs.nga.cn?

    Anjum · July 31, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    You are welcome. Glad it helped. I will keep that in mind

      kazuha · August 1, 2021 at 1:02 am

      nevermind, i just created one. i forgot to put the space in between the area code and the number lol

Cherry Lo · May 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Thanks for the detail procedures. I tried getting an SMS, but it said verification code sent too often, and asked me to try again 24 hours later. I tried with different browsers, what should I do? Thanks!

    Anjum · May 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Cherry, may be try again after some time. Hopefully it will work.

maineme · March 31, 2021 at 1:47 am

There doesn’t seem to be an option for UK phone numbers on the dropdown? Is there away for us with UK +44 to bypass this?

    Anjum · March 31, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Unfortunately if your country code is not showing in the dropdown list then this method will not work for you.

Joanne Soh · January 12, 2021 at 5:11 pm

I’m from Singapore. I choose the country code +65, and keyed in my mobile number but I didn’t receive any code. I tried several times and I tried using alternative numbers too but I still didn’t receive any code. Is there something else I need to do?

    Anjum · January 14, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Hello Joanne,
    If you are not getting the code then try the link from some other browser. If you are using Chrome then try sending the code from Firefox or Safari. I have checked again and I am receiving the code on my phone. Just copy this link https://login.bce.baidu.com/?lang=en and paste it in Firefox or Safari and proceed with the rest of the procedure. I hope it will work for you.

oki · December 26, 2020 at 7:29 pm

I followed the procedures as you suggested above – click on sms option. but when I use dropdown for 1 (usa) and provide a phone number. My cell phone never gets a verification code. So does your suggestions still work?

    Anjum · January 14, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Hello,
    If you are not getting the code then try from a different browser. If you are using chrome then try the same procedure from Firefox or Safari. I have checked again and it is working for me. I hope it works for you as well.

Anon · December 23, 2020 at 8:36 pm

Hi Anjum, I tried clicking on “sign in with SMS code” and proceeding with the rest of Method 2 however I’m not receiving a SMS Dynamic Verification Code (after trying multiple times) nor does clicking on the pop up saying “Register Now” do anything for me. Do you know what I should do next?

    Anjum · January 14, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Hello,
    If you are not getting the code then try from a different browser. If you are using chrome then try the same procedure from Firefox or Safari. I have checked again and it is working for me. I hope it works for you as well.

Manu · December 10, 2020 at 12:58 pm

Hello,

I went to Baidu cloud website, clicked on”sign in with SMS Code” and filled the form couple of time both with real and internet phone number. Neither of them received a code. Any ideas of what to do next?

Regards,

    Anjum · January 14, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Hello,
    If you are not getting the code then try from a different browser. If you are using chrome then try the same procedure from Firefox or Safari. I have checked again and it is working for me. I hope it works for you as well.

      Manu · January 19, 2021 at 10:47 am

      Thank you! I will try what you have suggested!

Nick · December 7, 2020 at 1:28 am

Hey Anjum, I’m trying to follow method 2 (1 does not work) however when I try to get on the baidu cloud website it only shows two login options, through baidu passport or baidu commercial account. http://prntscr.com/vx4ysn There is an option to “sign up” at the bottom however it just sends me to this https://passport.baidu.com/v2/?reg&u=https%3A//login.bce.baidu.com/%3Flang%3Den&tpl=bceplat which requires me to have a Chinese phone number. (which I don’t have) Do you know why this happens?

    Anjum · December 7, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Hello Nick, when you go to the baidu cloud website, click on “sign in with SMS Code”. Rest of the procedure is as stated in Method 2. Hope it works for you.

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