First Past the Post Again: No. 1 Ranking in iamasia Survey for SOHU.com

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from SOHU.com Inc.

    BEIJING, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive month,
 China's leading Internet portal and online media services provider SOHU.com
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   SOHU) has maintained its number one web property ranking in
 iamasia's latest Mainland China audience measurement survey, proving the
 company has a solid product offering that consistently focuses on the very
 distinct needs of Chinese users.
     According to iamasia, online users registered over 974 million page views
 browsing SOHU properties, http://www.sohu.com and http://www.chinaren.com in
 March, a 4% increase over the month of February, and a 23% lead over the
 company's nearest competitor.  In addition, 6.2 million hours were spent
 accessing SOHU.com Inc. products and services, a 13% increase over February.
 In terms of reach (49.8%) and unique users (4.95 million) SOHU.com Inc
 continues to defend its first place position.
     "SOHU.com Inc. consistently provides a service that the market clearly
 wants," said Charles Zhang, CEO and President of SOHU.com Inc. "Users wouldn't
 keep coming back unless they considered our products valuable, essential and
 indispensable to their lives."
     "The 'Search Fox' is building a concrete business foundation in China,
 that will protect it from the financial tremors continually vibrating through
 the capital markets.  Today, SOHU.com Inc. announced record quarterly earnings
 of US$2.5 million, a year-on-year increase of 191%.  Combine this with a 21%
 quarterly reduction in the company's burn-rate and our popularity amongst
 China's growing Internet community, SOHU.com Inc has developed a powerful
 brand position from which everyone in benefiting," Zhang added.
 
     About SOHU.com
     SOHU.com is one of mainland China's most recognized and established
 Internet brands and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese who
 use the portal for their e-mail, home page, chat, messaging, news, search,
 browsing and shopping.  Apart from continuous product and services
 development, SOHU.com also concentrates its efforts on making the Internet
 ubiquitously available, whether in the office, at home or on the road.
 SOHU.com, established by Dr. Charles Zhang, one of China's Internet pioneers,
 is in its fifth year of operation.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement
     Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
 discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements involving risks
 and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those in such forward-looking statements.  Potential risks and uncertainties
 include, but are not limited to, SOHU.com historical and future losses,
 limited operating history, uncertain regulatory landscape in the People's
 Republic of China, fluctuations in quarterly operating results, the company's
 reliance on online advertising sales for substantially all of its revenues and
 risks associated with management changes and the integration of ChinaRen's
 operations and management with our existing operations and management.
 Further information regarding these and other risks is included in SOHU.com's
 prospectus and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
 

SOURCE SOHU.com Inc.
    BEIJING, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive month,
 China's leading Internet portal and online media services provider SOHU.com
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   SOHU) has maintained its number one web property ranking in
 iamasia's latest Mainland China audience measurement survey, proving the
 company has a solid product offering that consistently focuses on the very
 distinct needs of Chinese users.
     According to iamasia, online users registered over 974 million page views
 browsing SOHU properties, http://www.sohu.com and http://www.chinaren.com in
 March, a 4% increase over the month of February, and a 23% lead over the
 company's nearest competitor.  In addition, 6.2 million hours were spent
 accessing SOHU.com Inc. products and services, a 13% increase over February.
 In terms of reach (49.8%) and unique users (4.95 million) SOHU.com Inc
 continues to defend its first place position.
     "SOHU.com Inc. consistently provides a service that the market clearly
 wants," said Charles Zhang, CEO and President of SOHU.com Inc. "Users wouldn't
 keep coming back unless they considered our products valuable, essential and
 indispensable to their lives."
     "The 'Search Fox' is building a concrete business foundation in China,
 that will protect it from the financial tremors continually vibrating through
 the capital markets.  Today, SOHU.com Inc. announced record quarterly earnings
 of US$2.5 million, a year-on-year increase of 191%.  Combine this with a 21%
 quarterly reduction in the company's burn-rate and our popularity amongst
 China's growing Internet community, SOHU.com Inc has developed a powerful
 brand position from which everyone in benefiting," Zhang added.
 
     About SOHU.com
     SOHU.com is one of mainland China's most recognized and established
 Internet brands and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese who
 use the portal for their e-mail, home page, chat, messaging, news, search,
 browsing and shopping.  Apart from continuous product and services
 development, SOHU.com also concentrates its efforts on making the Internet
 ubiquitously available, whether in the office, at home or on the road.
 SOHU.com, established by Dr. Charles Zhang, one of China's Internet pioneers,
 is in its fifth year of operation.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement
     Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
 discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements involving risks
 and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those in such forward-looking statements.  Potential risks and uncertainties
 include, but are not limited to, SOHU.com historical and future losses,
 limited operating history, uncertain regulatory landscape in the People's
 Republic of China, fluctuations in quarterly operating results, the company's
 reliance on online advertising sales for substantially all of its revenues and
 risks associated with management changes and the integration of ChinaRen's
 operations and management with our existing operations and management.
 Further information regarding these and other risks is included in SOHU.com's
 prospectus and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
 SOURCE  SOHU.com Inc.