Chinese search giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has had a strong 2013 so far this year, but most of those gains are simply a recovery from a year-long pullback that shares have experienced. The most recent quarter sparked optimism thanks to mobile growth, which is giving investors confidence that the Qihoo 360 (UNKNOWN:QIHU.DL) threat is overblown.

In the following video, Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, and Eric Bleeker, CFA, discuss Baidu's year so far, and where the company goes from here.