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GeoIP + Ads (8 posts)

  1. iansltx
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Working for my college newspaper and advertisers are used to the local paper, with highly targeted ads (college students in the area, for the most part). So, to get similar CPMs online, GeoIP would be rather needed.

    My question: is there a package that could switch Google or our own ads, based on the visitor's location (preferably down to the city level, if not then at least at the state level). The second-best solution would be adding ads when users are in a specific location.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  2. cafespain
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Don't know of a free resource that gets you down to city level. Ozh has a plugin that accesses a free IP database -

    http://planetozh.com/blog/2004/08/ip-to-nation-plugin/

    The data it uses is available from here:
    http://www.ip2nation.com/

  3. cafespain
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Or grab this for the US

    http://www.maxmind.com/app/geolitecity

  4. tdjcbe
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    So where were you Cafespain when we discussed this two days ago? :)

    http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic.php?id=10765

  5. cafespain
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    @tdjcbe: Hey, a blokes gotta sleep :)

  6. Klark0
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Try OpenX. In the Delivery option, you can drill by continent, country, city. They have a free hosted version too.

  7. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 13 years ago #

    I love checking geo-ip locators for my own IP. They are almost always wrong and a few hundred miles off. :D

  8. tdjcbe
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Agreed. Usually says I'm in Hawaii. :)

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