Based on recent feedback, service instability and just my own displeasure with how Geo features work in general I’ve spend the past week overhauling the GeoTargeting features in AdRotate Pro. Fortunately this wasn’t all that hard an I think I’ve come up with better stuff using more reliable services and better use of your precious IP lookups.
I have finally figured out how to implement the MaxMind web API. Which isn’t all that hard but somehow I got confused by their service offering. Currently I have an account myself for testing an it works really well. So well that you can now also target states and provinces in AdRotate Pro. MaxMind as you may know is one of the best in Geo Lookups. Their database is super accurate. And it’s fast. Really f*cking fast. All good. For most advert publishers their services are very affordable too.
AdRotate Pro will work best with the ‘GeoIP2 Precision: City’ service. You can also get the ‘GeoIP2 Precision: Country’ option but then obviously you can’t go beyond targeting countries. There is also ‘GeoIP2 Precision: Insights’ but the extra information provided through it is not used.
AdRotate will support 2 premium services. The current GeoSelect from GeoBytes service and soon also GeoIP2 from MaxMind.
Here is a breakdown of what will work and what it will cost.
|Cost per lookup||$0.0001||$0.0004||FREE|
|Cost per batch||$20/p 50000||$1/p 1000||N/a|
|States by ISO code|
The update to AdRotate Pro will be available sometime in the next few days. I’m doing some final testing now. If you want to help test – Let me know.