Finding the geographic location of a user

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Redirecting my main index page - is this bad?

I have a website which has separate front pages for some countries. If you visit www.example.com it will redirect you to either www.example.com/uk or www.example.com/ie or www.example.com/global. ...
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What's the SEO impact of using a shared CDN URL

Say I have a Magento webshop with 4 different store-fronts and a European CDN which has a customized DNS lookup handler which localizes your CDN DNS lookups (so looking up cdn.myshop.co.uk from France ...
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What kind of SSL cert do I need here

I am in the process of setting up a distributed server setup with each server claiming to use the same domain name. I will be using a geolocation DNS service (there are now several cheap providers ...
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Juridication of Website? [duplicate]

In which Jurisdiction or Laws does a website have to follow?Considering.. I am living in India,the Web Hosting company is located at U.S and the server location of the website provided by Web Hosting ...
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How do websites such as Groupon or Zillow detect user location? [closed]

I have noticed that Groupon.com or Zillow.com knows what city I am located in quite reliably and without asking permission. Does anyone know what they or similar big players do to get your location? ...
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Get geolocation and city name via Google Analytics API

I'd like to extract a the name of the city of a visitor and preferably also the geolocation (latitude + longitude) of those visitors. Is this possible via the Google Analytics API and if so, how?
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How to exclude traffic based on geographical location in Google Analytics

I see a lot of traffic coming from 1 city in a country on which my site is not even focused. I also know it's not a real user, so I want to exclude all traffic coming from that city in my reports, ...
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Google for business - multiple locations with same phone number

I am trying to add more than 10 locations for my business inside Google for business service. I have read that it's good to have different phone numbers for each location, otherwise Google will be ...
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Redirect my site according to Country [closed]

I want to redirect my website according to location so as to display pages and price plans according to place like for Indian users price should be in INR and for US. What is the best way or script ...
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How do I find out where my server is?

I have this image hosted through Dropbox and it loads slowly. I need to determine if the location of the server is too far away from my main audience so I can determine if that is the cause of the ...
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Which Cloud Region Should I select for my blog site? [duplicate]

I currently have my blog set up with shared hosting(godaddy). After recent growth on traffic, I feel like, its time to get serious by hosting it to a better place, I am thinking about cloud obviously. ...
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Can Google Analytics label countries without data on the map?

Looking at audience-geo-location I can view a map of the world by nation. I can mouse over the shaded nations from which 'sessions' arose to obtain a count and the name of the nation. However, for the ...
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Does Googlebot share geo-location information to better crawl geo-aware websites?

I'm developing a website that allows users to share their location via JavaScript. Based on that location, either the content of the current page will change, or it will redirect a user to a page with ...
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Can I detect the IP address and location of visitors to my web application who are behind a proxy?

I'm writing a web application and I need to make sure that I have the actual IP address and location of my visitors, since there are many users in Middle East and China using proxy services to bypass ...
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Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors reported after using Geo IP delivery

I am using Magento for my site. Recently I blocked my website for the U.S. using the PHP Geo IP Location country database. This means that when people visit from the U.S., the site will show just a ...
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How to get Google to index dynamic pages generated from user IP address

I am creating a local community directory site which identifies the location of the user by IP address and dynamically renders the content related to the specific community identified by the IP ...
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Geolocalization and Redirection

I have a multilanguage website. My project was to add the Geolocalization so base on the country that open the site to redirect in the specific url with the right language. The structure of the ...
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Tracking eCommerce transactions geographically in Google Analytics Universal

I've done a complete overhaul of our site and had to move our eCommerce transaction posting from the typical JavaScript calls of ga.js on our front-end to direct purchase processing on our back-end, ...
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How can we redirect visitors outside our country to an international site without harming SEO?

We are looking for a way to redirect the visitors not in our country to our international website. Firstly, we have to detect their location with a Geo-location service, and then redirect them if ...
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Website localization when using the same domain

I'm thinking of a website which is basically the following: users can push some pins on a map with some text and additional information regarding the location they are pinning other users can see ...
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How does Google know about geo-location of a website for AdSense payments?

According "AdSense" terms, Indian websites or blogs need to be 6 months old to participate in AdSense. Now I have two questions in my mind: Firstly, how does Google know that a website is being run ...
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Methods of Geotargeting and optimising for location

This is somewhat an SEO question and somewhat a general web developer question. Our company website is pretty awful, I'm currently redesigning the new one, the problem is they have a directory called ...
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GeoIP and Mod_rewrite: Should I use latitude or city/town?

My boss wants to change our site to one domain with different sub domains being redirected by location to appropriate business site location. Issue is, these locations are only 100+ miles away from ...
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Sitemaps: rel=“alternate” hreflang=“x” naming

I'm creating a Sitemap for rel="alternate" hreflang="x", but no where in Google's guidelines do they mention how it should be named. Also can we reference it separately in the robots.txt file, or does ...
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Session based redirect acceptable for search engines?

We have added a subsite (/usa) to an established global website. This subfolder has been made region specific to USA using google webmaster tools. Now we want visitors from USA to be automatically ...
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Is implementing rel=“alternate” hreflang=“x” mark up the right thing to do here?

We have a website for a restaurant that is in 5 different countries, all pages are in English at present: http://www.example.com/bangkok/en/ http://www.example.com/dubai/en/ ...
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Looking up IP address of an area, town or State

How can I find the IP of a location? I know I can lookup an IP's physical location anywhere but what about looking up the IP's of a specific area.
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Is there a way I can redirect search engine traffic by U.S. State or Zip Code?

I work for an e-commerce company that operates solely within the United States. However, the price of goods and availability of our products depends on what State or even Zip Code you reside in (we ...
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What's the most efficient & economical way to do GeoIP redirects for a high traffic site?

So, I'm setting up a new potentially high traffic site that's made up of several simple static pages. We want to host it as efficiently as possible, as we're both on a non-existent budget and may have ...
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SEO on multilanguage website URL

I'm setting up a multilanguage website and I would like to have your help to take the best decision as regard SEO. After reading this. I would like to change my URLs from this form ...
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Should I Choose Hosting Location From Traffic Source Location?

I am running my blog site on godaddy shared hosting, at US. But my site's top visitors percentage are as follows: India - 25% USA - 15% UK - 4% Now as major are from india, should I choose a ...
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Will changing server location affect SEO? [duplicate]

I have a .com website hosted in the US. Most of my traffic comes from there, but I found better prices and service in a webhost with a server in another country. Will it matter if I make the switch, ...
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How can I route traffic between two hosting servers?

I have a web site. It is designed for two target groups of users: one from Eastern Europe, second - from USA. I also have two hosting accounts - one in USA and one in Europe. I'd like to route the ...
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Is there a way to know if apache receives a request from a public IP not local to your country?

I'm looking for ways to know if an apache server receives a request , from another country (e.g germany) considering its a fair request (no spam , or proxies). I want it either to appear this as a ...
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SoLoMo landingpage localized regionalized down to cities and SEO sitemap.xml

I'm working on an SoLoMo (social local mobile) web application. How would you realize the site and the landingpages that they are seo and crawler friendly? Any best-practises out there? I know there ...
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Does google show location keywords to users who didn't explicitly search it if they're in that place?

For example, a page is SEO'd for "party decorations boston", and someone in boston searches for "party decorations", will the page be weighted in?
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Can we tell search engines (google, yahoo) that a particular website is geographical region specific?

I have a website which caters to a specific district. It is of no use if the visitor is from outside this district. Question: Can I tell/indicate to search engines (mainly google and Yahoo) that ...
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SEO: Getting site to show in location-specific searches [closed]

I'm really new to this SEO world and I've been reading a lot to try and figure it out. We have a site that allows users to browse/create events anywhere. And we fill it with content from the main ...
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Is there a significant hit to a non .com TLDs exact match domain (EMD) names after Google's Panda update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does server location or TLD affects SEO In this article, there is a good overview of exact match domain names and how they affect SEO after Google's Panda update. The ...
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Redirection based on user's location

I'm about to redirect my French users from mysite.com to mysite.fr. Is it possible using DNS CNAME records or should I write some GEOLocation codes to do that? I will appreciate any other ideas. ...
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How to index Facebook & Twitter company pages by location?

I own a regional business directory and want to collect and add URLs of company Facebook Pages and Twitter pages by location (City and/or Zip code). What would be the best method to accomplish this ...
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.co.uk targeted for google.co.uk .com targeted for google.com

We've had a website running on a .co.uk domain for some years, this domain is listed in the SERPS for our brand on both google.co.uk and google.com. We get little traffic from anywhere other than the ...
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Download tracking by IP

Is it possible to track downloads from a website by IP address? Ideally, I would like to see a log file with possibly time stamps, occurrences, and who (IP address, and/or country of origin). If ...
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Changing displayed price based on visitor location?

I run an online web app which at the moment I charge for in GBP. I'm expanding to the US and Europe and am looking for the best way to change the displayed price based on where the visitor is ...
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IP Locator not working with Cloudflare

I have set up an IP Locator service. Worked fine, until I started using Cloudflare: Instead of showing the user's IP address, Cloudflare shows its server's IP! What can I do? My Site: ...
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Looking for free, specific Ip2Location Database

I am searching for a free db (like an updated XML or CSV file) that relates IP addresses to specific locations. I want more information than just the country. I want some sort of region or city ...
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GEO Tool - commercial use

what i want to do: offer my clients the possibility to display their store as a small graphic (like google maps). just a small png with the location of the store. only the specific client is able to ...
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What is the best practice with KML files when adding geositemap?

I'm not sure how to deal with KML files. Now important particularly in reference to the Google Venice update. My site basically is a guide of many company listings (sort of Yellow Pages). I want each ...
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Best ways to collect location-based user input

I'm working on a website where users will be able to register and provide information about their location. In order to prevent users from inputting incorrect data, we don't want users to provide ...
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What's the best way to determine users' preferred language?

In determining which language to display content in by default, there are, as far as I know, three basic methods: Examine the Accept headers sent by the browser. Use IP geolocation to determine the ...