I’d bet at least some of these Search oddities are related to the rise of mobile click-farms; the clustering around those states is odd. We still don’t see a lot of counteraction against this; companies like Uber just left clickfarm markets like China. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3naek/how-to-make-a-phone-farm …
Wouldn’t be surprised if these are search manipulation bids from Asia, targeting manipulation across Asia itself, but one of the down-stream bid markets is mistranslating them and the American click-farms who recently have been deplatformed are accepting those bids.
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