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Free Filter for International Users - Need Testers

Filter displays YPN! code for US users and something else for non-US users.

     
4:06 pm on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey Guys,

I wrote a code in ASP that allows you to display Yahoo ads if the person's IP address is from the United States and allows you to display other forms of advertising (i.e. Google AdSense) if the IP address is a non-U.S. user. As many of you know, YPN! does not credit you for non-U.S. clicks.

Although most of my traffic is U.S. based (about 95%), I still want to make sure I present the YPN! ads to U.S. users only.

I need some people to test it (especialy people outside of the U.S.) before I start using it.

If you will contact me, I will give you a webpage to test it out. If you will give me feedback as to whether or not it works for you, I'll give you the code and database for free.

5:00 pm on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I guess it won't work with plain HTML pages?
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I'd be happy to test it for you. How reliable is it and what database are you basing your results off of?
7:11 pm on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi sailorjwd,

No it won't work with HTML pages. You have to have ASP on your server.

7:34 pm on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I do have asp but I am not about to rename all my pages to .asp. What if I tell asp to parse .htm files?

Is that possible?

7:45 pm on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i would test this if it were php...
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yes sailor, that would be possible.

HOWEVER, you're going to notice a slow down on your serving of pages and an increase in CPU usage if you have a slow server. The reason for this is because all .htm files will now be processed through the dll that translates .asp instead of served directly.

If you're already going to take this step, I'd recommend using include files to reference your YPN code, instead of manually editing hundreds of pages, you just edit one snippet of code and it's updated on your site instantly.

8:17 pm on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I need some people to test it (especialy people outside of the U.S.)

Catch 22. If you're not in the US you're not eligible for YPN! ksoper78, this isn't a wind up, is it? ;)

10:05 pm on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi oddsod,

Not sure what you mean by a "wind-up", but you don't have to be a member of YPN! to help me test the code. All you need to do is to send me an email and I'll send you to the webpage where my code is. Then, you just tell me what you see on the screen. If you are from the US, you should the the words "You are a U.S. user". If you are from outside the U.S., you should see the words, "You are a non U.S. user".

A non U.S. user will have no need for the free code for helping me out, but there are some people out there that will help out just to help out. Those are the International users I talking to.

11:40 pm on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Ah, just a link? Sent sticky.

You have to have ASP on your server.

That kinda gave me the impression I'd have to test it on my server.