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

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.


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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.
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
  • 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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83 Comments

Justin · March 25, 2020 at 4:19 am

Great post.

Justin · March 26, 2020 at 6:18 am

Long time supporter, and thought I’d drop
a comment.

Your wordpress site is very sleek – hope you don’t mind me asking what theme you’re using?
(and don’t mind if I steal it? :P)

I just launched my site –also built in wordpress like yours– but the theme slows (!)
the site down quite a bit.

In case you have a minute, you can find it by searching for “royal cbd” on Google (would appreciate any feedback) – it’s still in the works.

Keep up the good work– and hope you all take care of
yourself during the coronavirus scare!

    Anjum · March 26, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Thanks Justin!

    I am using Hestia Theme. Sure, you can use it, no problem.

    I have checked your website and it is really good.

    Stay Safe and Take Care!

    Jhh88015 · April 26, 2020 at 12:24 am

    You did not work with me either way the second method when the verification code reaches my phone and I write it saying that the code has expired even though it just arrived, tried several times but it did not work for me …. can you help me?

      Anjum · April 26, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      Try waiting for some time and then send the code to your phone again and then try that code. Maybe that will help.

eric · April 28, 2020 at 3:14 am

Hi, I am in the part where I have to input my email address so it will be bind in my account. Unfortunately, I did not receive any code in my email address that i gave. should i use qq account? (in which i dont have). Thanks for the post.

    eric · April 28, 2020 at 6:37 am

    Got it now! I used yahoo instead. Thanks a lot!

      Anjum · April 28, 2020 at 3:32 pm

      Great! You are welcome Eric

      ZenKimchi · July 21, 2020 at 3:20 am

      Thank you, Anjum, for this guide. And Eric, thanks for that solution. I was stuck there as well. Then I remembered I had a dusty old Yahoo account. That worked.

kolo · April 28, 2020 at 2:42 pm

Which Email you used in step 2 ? gmail cannot be used.. i dont know how to make chinese email accont on services such as 163.com , 21cn etc

    Anjum · April 28, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    I used free email made on outlook.com

    You don’t need to make a Chinese Email Account. I hope that works for you

Camille · April 29, 2020 at 6:04 am

Thanks so much for sharing this. Worked very well

    Anjum · April 29, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Glad it helped

shubham mittal · May 1, 2020 at 5:34 pm

thank you, this worked.

Petr · May 4, 2020 at 11:09 am

You wrote that now we can add our website to the Baidu Webmaster Tools. Unfortunately, if I click on “Add website” button (I am already logged in to the Baidu Webmaster tool), it is a new form pop up and request to fill out the new form only in Chinese . Do you have any suggestion how to submit a website to the Baidu Webmaster tool webpage? Thanks!

    Anjum · May 7, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    The new form pop up is something that wasn’t there a couple of months ago. I will look for the solution and will update accordingly.
    Thanks for reading the post. Please like our facebook page to keep updated about new blogs.

    Anjum · May 29, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Hello Petr,

    I have found the solution on how to add the website to Baidu Webmaster tools. Take a look and let me know if it works

    https://www.infinityfolder.com/how-to-submit-a-website-to-baidu-webmaster-tools/

dayon · May 6, 2020 at 10:11 pm

Thank you a lot!

The method 2 worked with some tweaks. ♥

    Anjum · May 13, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    You are welcome

einsstark · May 8, 2020 at 1:03 pm

Great! I did it.

    Anjum · May 13, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Glad it helped

Bo · May 12, 2020 at 7:42 pm

Thank you for the write-up. Your instructions helped me a great deal. By the way, you might want to include the link for Baidu account settings (Method 2), as registering through Baidu Cloud does not automatically open them: https://passport.baidu.com/v6/ucenter

    Anjum · May 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks,
    I will look into it and add it in the post

Vini Raj · May 13, 2020 at 9:13 am

Great job Anjum. I managed to create an account but still to get details for adding my website. I tried but too many details in Chinese has to be put in.

Gunasekar K · May 13, 2020 at 9:16 am

Do they provide any verification code for us to place on our website? Thanks, I managed to create an account. I have been trying for some time. I did it with second option.

Fedal Tennis · May 13, 2020 at 2:14 pm

Hello, I tried to create an account using both the tricks but I didn’t get any dynamic code on my phone

    Anjum · May 13, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Maybe try again after some time

macheta · May 18, 2020 at 2:39 pm

hi , the 2 method works fine , thanks .

    Anjum · May 29, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Glad to be of help

rica · May 23, 2020 at 1:53 am

Thank you so much for the post! It really helped me solve my frustrations 🙂

    Anjum · May 29, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    You are welcome

lephong · May 30, 2020 at 11:24 am

it got stuck at email process, it kept saying in red color your email has been bound by another account

    Anjum · May 30, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    You can try some other email id

meiji · May 30, 2020 at 5:16 pm

awesome and well explained thanks

learningground · May 30, 2020 at 9:35 pm

Nice update, i was able to create account for my site

Pemel · May 31, 2020 at 7:09 am

Thanks a lot. It’s work for me. Great ! <3 <3 <3

Techprosper · May 31, 2020 at 8:01 am

This your post had helped me so much, you are really a good person, God bless you, thanks for helping me

Beryl · June 7, 2020 at 10:53 am

Hello, I got stuck at setting the password. it keeps reloading the page even though I already entered the verification codes. what should I do?

    Widelec · June 13, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I have the same problem((

      Widelec · June 13, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      I restarted my PC and everything is ok now

        Anjum · June 13, 2020 at 1:23 pm

        Great! 🙂

    Anjum · June 13, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    As suggested by Widelec, you can try again after restarting or you can even use a different browser then chrome. Different browser has helped some people as well. I hope you get it done.

Kyle · June 22, 2020 at 2:24 am

For the authentication part, it says I have to do a “real-name authentication” with a name and ID Number. What are the steps for this. I enter my passport number and it says that it is an invalid ID Number.

    Hassan · June 28, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Same problem please explain in detain the adding username step….

    Anjum · June 29, 2020 at 6:03 am

    You just need to setup your login credentials for the next time you have to access the baidu account. You don’t need real name authentication for using the account again. You can access your account settings by accessing this link https://passport.baidu.com/v6/ucenter

      Hassan · July 1, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks for reply. Can you say what is the correct id card format?
      i get the error about id card format…

Rulazo · June 23, 2020 at 2:26 pm

Dude can you update how to set a username and password at the end? the web it’s not the same that in the picture, I can’t find the option.

    Anjum · June 29, 2020 at 6:05 am

    I have updated the post with the Baidu Account Settings Link as pointed out by one of the comments above. Try setting your login credentials from this link https://passport.baidu.com/v6/ucenter

Haz · July 2, 2020 at 9:54 am

Hi, thanks for this, I was able to create my Baidu account. I am now trying to authenticate my Real Name because it’s the last one needed for a 100 score, but it asks for ID number. What ID number is this?

    Anjum · July 2, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Hello Haz, I never reached till the 100 score myself. My sole purpose was to have an account on Baidu to submit my website to Baidu Webmaster Tools. Therefore I never needed to authenticate my real name.

Miku_Horizon · July 2, 2020 at 11:09 am

Finally i created a account for my self after 6 months of trying ,, Thanks to you and Baidu Cloud Engine anyway thanks for your tips… Stay safe

Haz · July 2, 2020 at 11:41 am

Thanks for this, I was able to create my Baidu account. But it asked me to provide my real name and ID number to complete authentication. What’s the ID number? Is there a workaround?

    Anjum · July 26, 2020 at 10:46 am

    You are welcome. Your account will work without authenticating your real name and ID number.

star · July 11, 2020 at 1:50 pm

I tried Method 2 and got this when selecting Register: “Verification codes sent too frequently. Please try again 24 hours later”. Anyone else get the same message?

    Anjum · July 26, 2020 at 10:47 am

    I hope it worked for you

Drago · July 15, 2020 at 1:55 pm

thx for this great tutorial. i used method 2 and now i alrdy hv an account, but i cant set my username. when i go to “Identity” bar, the 2nd one on the left bar, it shows real name and id card boxes. how to proceed from there? thx in advance

    Anjum · July 26, 2020 at 10:48 am

    You are welcome

Spidey · July 21, 2020 at 7:29 am

Thanks alot! I manage to create an account thanks to your method 2!

    Anjum · July 26, 2020 at 10:47 am

    You are most welcome

Nabin · July 22, 2020 at 5:31 am

I am trying to do it from Nepal. Does anyone know how we can do this? There is no country and code options for Nepal.

    Anjum · July 26, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Unfortunately if your country code is not showing than I don’t think you will be able to create an account now.

Mel · July 22, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Thank you so much. Method 2 was a lifesaver. I wouldn’t have been able to do it otherwise. I was desperate.

    Anjum · July 26, 2020 at 10:44 am

    You are most welcome

Rajat · July 26, 2020 at 8:59 am

Didnt work for me – when i logged in to web master tools it asked me to enter chinese names, QQ code, and so on…
Got frustrated after following method 2 – couldnt cancel the account now
Good job though

Anderson · August 8, 2020 at 7:12 am

Thanks for the guide, it helped immensely !

    Anjum · August 8, 2020 at 7:31 am

    You are welcome. Glad to be of help

Hass · August 10, 2020 at 4:48 pm

Second method works perfectly, thank you very much 🙂

    Anjum · August 10, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    You are most welcome

Space Guy · August 19, 2020 at 4:34 pm

I got to the point where I had to click “Register Now”, but it never took me to the registration page. Any way to make it work?

    Anjum · August 19, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Try the Method 2. It is a little tricky but it works

Randomguy · September 1, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Getting Too frequent login. Please try again 24 hours later. What should i do?

    Anjum · September 1, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    You will have to wait for 24 hours as too many login attempts have been made

Randomguy · September 1, 2020 at 12:33 pm

Answer plz

Vivaan adventure · September 7, 2020 at 7:01 am

Great information.

Marc Manansala · September 10, 2020 at 10:05 am

It’s not even sending me a code

    Anjum · September 10, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Try the method 2

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