While there are no "sure things"... ESPECIALLY in China... there are definitely ways to maximize success.
The amount of data available in China ecommerce is astounding. The markets are transparent and ANYONE with a little know how can research their way to a better outcome.
While you may already be monitoring the top keywords in your category... are you doing it the right way?
If you want to predict success... look for the fastest-growing keywords.
Check out the infographic for a comparison of the most searched versus fastest growing keywords in two popular categories.
What do you think? Can you predict success in China (or anywhere for that matter)?