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Ads in different languages appearing?
Ads in different languages appearing?

 4:15 pm on Aug 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

Now this is strange... I've just noticed that I'm getting the occasional ad in French or Spanish. It's an English only site, but dealing with Barcelona, so has some Spanish and Catalan place names. Anyone else getting these?



 10:29 pm on Aug 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

getting the occasional ad in French or Spanish

Yes, I get this on my English-language site. For example a page that mentions Strasbourg, France, and (nearby) Freiburg, Germany has the following ads:

1. In German: Ad for hotel in Strassburg (note German spelling, they presumably brought both spellings).
2. In French: ad for a hotel chain.
3. In English: UK hotel booking service for hotels in Strasbourg.
4. In English: US discounter for a particular Strasbourg hotel.

This is the same whether I'm in using an ISP in the UK or France. On a couple of other pages that mention locations in Germany, 3 out of 4 of the ads are in German, yet others have 4 English ads. A page mentioning locations in Hungary has an ad in Hungarian, and so on...

It initally seems to be poorly targetted from the point of view of the person seeing the ads, but I think it's valid to assume that the person interested in Germany/Hungary etc can often read the local language.


 3:21 am on Aug 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Here too. Today I've seen an advert for mobile phone - in German. And I'm located in New Zealand.

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