Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 2 years ago

Why do the spambots use a different language (Chinese) than most users on the site (English)? Don’t want that limit effectiveness?

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago
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    The company the programmers behind the bots work for, is likely a Chinese company. They aren't trying to get people to read their posts (many of them are irrelevant anyway...such as paragraphs from a technical manual). Some of them initially were sales/advertising for knock-off name brand products, and the more that company got their name or URL out into the cyber world, the higher their company would show up in searches done for those types of products (or any search that used keywords included in their spam posts). Some of the spam was a marketing ploy. A lot of it lately appears to be meaningless junk.

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