Finding the geographic location of a user

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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 free-...
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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 ...
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Where do you get data to populate a suggest-box with Country, State, City and Zip Information?

I'm trying to create some dialogs in my web-app that can auto-suggest possible Countries, States, Cities and Zips in a form. I was planning on storing this information in a database, and making calls ...
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Geolocation Blocking and SEO

I'm in process to block a particular geolocation from accessing my site. But i am not sure if this is going to raise any flags on my website. Basically i'm getting lots of spam from particular state ...
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Do Google/Twitter etc actually use distributed servers to serve their resources?

I'm trying to optimize my website and running a few tests using webpagetest.org. I tried the test from Singapore and Hongkong. I saw that while all facebook, quantcast, chitika scripts were loading ...
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How can I distribute traffic web requests geographically?

If I have two web frontends. one in Dallas, one in London. How can I best route traffic from the US to Dallas, and abroad to London?
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Targeting Multiple Zones in the US best URL method required

This is kind of a newbie question, but my boss asked me and I wasn't sure exactly how to answer. Id like to get some opinions from others that have hit this issue before. Scenario: We are wanting to ...
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Page Spamming via locations

Hi guys I am new here so please be gentle :) I have created a web page for a small mail order business. The page asks the reader if they are in need of a supplier for products in their "area" and if ...
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Options for geotargeting content

My company is creating a web portal that is designed to put relevant local geographic data in front of our users. Aside from using IP addresses, which are increasingly becoming less reliable as a ...
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How to ban registrations from TOR exits?

I am getting far too many fake registrations through TOR exits. I would like to block these registrations like major sites do. What is the proper way to do that?
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Single IP address multiple servers

I have seen that some IP addresses are tied to multiple servers (physical machines). Example: check the ping times of one of GoDaddy's nameservers: http://just-ping.com/index.php?vh=NS39....
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SEO Geolocation

Does anybody know whether the location of the datacenter affects the SEO value of a given website? In other words a site which has 100% of visitors coming from USA has to be hosted in USA for better ...
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Redirect based on country

Let's say I have a site that has multiple versions for different countries, e.g.: www.example.com/us www.example.com/uk www.example.com/ca and I want to use IP geolocation to redirect users who go ...