IP2Location.com Geolocation Database & the IP2Location WordPress Plugin

. January 28, 2010 . 0 Comments

IP2Location is a geolocation database which gives Web sites the ability to determine the geographical location as well as other information about their visitors. This is done by taking the IP address of the visitor and querying the database to get information regarding the IP address such as country, region, state, city, latitude, longitude, zip code, Internet service provider (ISP), time zone, connection speed, domain name, IDD country code, area code, weather station name and code of the visitor can be determined. The Web sites can then utilize the information obtained to serve localized content, enable server bandwidth balancing, improve click-throughs, increase sales, prevent Internet fraud and much more.

Due to the increasing popularity of WordPress, IP2Location has developed the IP2Location Plugin for the WorldPress platform. This plugin displays the GeoLocation information of WordPress readers and blocks the readers from selected countries from viewing the post content on WordPress. It also has the ability to display different texts to visitors from different countries which could prove quite useful in today’s multi-lingual internet. On the other hand, if there are sections of your website that are not relevant to visitors from a particular country, you can just use the tag provided by the plugin and hide a whole section of your web site from them. With this plugin, your website can easily cater to the needs of multi-national visitors and display more relevant contents to visitors from each country thus making them feel more connected to your website. To install the FREE IP2Location WordPress Plugin, please visit http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ip2location-tags/ for more information.

The IP2Location database has more than 3 million records to cover all valid IP addresses. It has over 95 percent matching accuracy at the country level. Available from US$49 per year, the database is available for immediate download, bundled with free monthly updates for 12 months. The database is in an easy-to-use ASCII text format and is compatible with major database programs including Microsoft SQL, MySQL, Microsoft Access, Oracle, IBM DB2 and others. A free demo is available online at http://www.ip2location.com.

About IP2Location.com

Founded in 2001, IP2Location.com provides Internet infrastructure intelligence services to online businesses. IP2Location.com’s products provide the geographical location of Web site visitors in real-time, enabling businesses to display localized content, enable bandwidth balancing, improve click-throughs, improve sales, prevent fraud, conduct site analysis and foster regulatory compliance. With over 500 industry leading customers, IP2Location.com is the geolocation market leader. IP2Location.com’s main headquarters is located in Penang, Malaysia, with regional sales office located in Florida, United States.

The company can be reached by fax at +1-941-240-2105, by email at enquiry@ip2location.com, and on the Web at http://www.ip2location.com .

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