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However, ask com has started redirecting me to ask nl (the dutch version).
How is this possible? Isn't this done based on my IP address and all those websites should see the same one, thus either all of them should redirect me to .de or to .nl?
Could the reason be that ask's GEOIp algorithm (or what that would be called) is flawed and thus they redirected people from a certain part (or all of) Germany to the dutch version until it's fixed?
just trying to understand how this works, because Im curious about it, now ;)
thus some people in germany might fall in a netherlands category/group in google's algortihm (simply because the algorithm isnt perfected), and the reason why it started happening on my comp might be because my ISP could have expanded their IP network and given me a new IP address?
is that about it?
If you want to do something similar to Google on your own site, you can find several geolocation databases (some for free) via a search.