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Jan de Jonge
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No GEO location on ip addresses 5 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hi there,
In the latest version (2.0) in Global Stats I see a lot of ip addresses but no GEO location.
And some ip addresses has a wrong country.
For example: 62.194.229.70 is seen as US, but it is a address in the Netherlands.

What can be the problem?

Thanks
 
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John Dagelmore
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Re:No GEO location on ip addresses 5 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 74  
Hi Jan,

mainly this should be due to system adopted for users geolocation, that is not based on IP address.
Geolocation based on IP address is too much inaccurate due to proxy, filtering, routing, hosting mask, etc

So the solution adopted to locate users is based on user agents HTTP headers. Of course also using this solution can be situations where browsers send spoof headers, so looking as belonging to a country also if located in somewhere else.

Having no data at all about geolocation could means that stats are referred to bots that are almost anonymous. If the Ip addresses belong to specific ranges they can be filtered out to avoid stats recording.

John
 
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Re:No GEO location on ip addresses 5 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 74  
Eventually if you are most suited to use IP based geolocation i can try to add this additional modality.
 
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Re:No GEO location on ip addresses 5 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0  
Thanks John,
Below a snapshot of Visit by user:
Visitor_3574 2014-04-29 17:42:57 00:00:00 Opera N/A 114.125.47.144
Visitor_3768 2014-04-29 17:27:54 00:00:00 Opera N/A 112.215.64.194
Visitor_2577 2014-04-29 15:48:45 00:00:08 Opera Android 103.3.220.8 EN 1
Visitor_2599 2014-04-29 19:54:31 00:00:00 Firefox Linux 39.198.132.72 US 1
Visitor_2602 2014-04-29 16:36:44 00:13:08 Chrome Windows 7 118.97.95.71 US 1
Visitor_2623 2014-04-29 18:10:52 00:06:56 Chrome Windows 7 125.167.103.39 US 1
Visitor_2631 2014-04-29 17:39:13 02:00:52 Firefox Windows XP 180.245.188.4 US 1
Visitor_3001 2014-04-29 16:20:43 00:00:04 Opera N/A 114.121.164.230 1
Visitor_3099 2014-04-29 15:59:38 00:00:00 Opera N/A 182.4.170.190 1
Visitor_3101 2014-04-29 19:14:35 00:00:04 Opera N/A 180.214.233.92 EN 1
Visitor_3232 2014-04-29 16:55:27 00:00:04 Opera N/A 202.67.46.17 1
Visitor_3298 2014-04-29 17:20:09 00:00:00 Opera N/A 114.125.42.215

Most of our users are from Indonesia, but in the GEO location they come from England ( EN )and in the stats they come from the US.

United States 26 Indonesia 9 Not set 8 Not set 7

Maybe is it a good idea to look at this.

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Re:No GEO location on ip addresses 5 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 74  
Thanks for your report Jan, i'll try to introduce an additional layer for geolocation based on IP address.

Probably a double check could make it still more reliable.

I'll keep you updated in this forum.

John
 
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Re:No GEO location on ip addresses 5 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 74  
Hi Jan,

an additional geolocation layer based on IP address has been added to latest version 2.0.1.

This ensure still more accuracy using a double factor, specially in your case.

You can install and update.

John
 
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