homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Local Search
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: anallawalla & bakedjake

Local Search Forum


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3854499 posted 3:32 am on Feb 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

How and what type of script would i need to install to my site in order to geo target my visitors to say somthing to the fact "Is seeking represenatives in "Blank" (the city they are located in) I've seen sites that know where I'm from. How do they do that? And could I do?

Thanks in Advance



WebmasterWorld Senior Member ogletree us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3854499 posted 6:20 am on Feb 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Google has something called gears geolocation api. There are some other companies that offer an api for a fee.


WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3854499 posted 1:25 am on Feb 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

There are many providers who will sell you an IP database or sell you a web service based around these, but the reliability depends on many factors (not least how well the country in question manages its IP allocation). We're just about to look into several possible solutions, but don't have a definitive answer for you.

We should not have to wait long for one of the big 3 to nail it though - Yahoo is trying hard with BOSS so they will want to offer more to attract search innovators; Google is likely to link functionality to maps etc; Microsoft will take longer as they have other things to worry about right now.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Local Search
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved