I hope to *finally* release a big update to AdRotate and AdRotate Pro sometime next week. It took a lot of testing and trying to get it right but I finally came up with a useful GeoTargeting solution.
What does this mean for you? Time to shake up your sales pages and get some new advertisement packages going.
You can now sell adverts for specific areas. As wide as a country (or selection of countries). Or a series of cities.
No longer does your Long Beach coffee shop advert have to show up globally. You can fine-tune all of this. You can sell per city or general region.
As you can see in the screenshots, it IS very easy to use. Type in a bunch of cities OR select a bunch of countries. And that’s about it. On top of that there is the option to allow your advertisers to use this option as well, if you allow them to make their own adverts.
Target your locale with more precise adverts. If your shop/business/endeavor is for Japan only. You can target that country. Or a few cities in Japan. It’s all possible now. If the admin permits you, you can create your own localization by selecting countries or cities.
The power of geoPlugin and MaxMind:
AdRotate always had a reliable way of getting a users IP address. This strength is now turned into a super-power by matching that IP against the excellent database of geoPlugin. geoPlugin uses some data from MaxMind – the popular and renowned IP database specifically for targeting specific audiences.
Thanks to Jack T. from bullettmedia.com who suggested I use geoPlugin. geoPlugin which is a free-ish service provides a basic package for free for anyone willing to register. Of course if you like what they do and you want to help them out make a donation via Paypal or upgrade your account to a premium package. Check out their website for more information.