In Canada, like in most countries, people think of the Internet as being a global village with no borders, no laws and no boundaries. While this new frontier may bring many benefits, it is not an environment that instills trust or a sense of security. To those contemplating online purchases it can be downright frightening, and at least a significant deterrent to purchase. Geobytes content localization technology suppresses that fear by making the viewer feel at home.
No doubt one of the best ways to sell your message, products and services online is to customize the content on your web site in a way that will appeal to your visitors. An Internet user in Toronto is more likely to make an online purchase from a local supplier in Toronto than from an unknown entity in a foreign land. In this sense a local supplier is not just one that is physically located in the user's city, but one that services the locals of that city.
or our IP Locator Service that can set a PHP variable to the browser's location in single line of code -
or our database solution where you can download and install our IP Location database - GeoNetMap in to you MySql database with a single script:
curl http://forums.geobytes.com/downloads/geonetmaploader.tar > geonetmaploader.tar
tar -xvf geonetmaploader.tar
While our competitors may try to make it sound complicated to justify elevated prices, our years of experience tell us to keep it simple and affordable.
The first two solutions listed above - GeoDirection and our IP Locator Service provide a free mode which allows you to implement, evaluate, and start using them straight away. When your requirements exceed that of the free access mode, then you can purchase "pay as you go access" via our Mapbytes micro-payment system. (Access works out at around $1 per thousand look-ups.)
With regards to the third solution - GeoNetMap - Licenses start from US$500 (up to 10,000 look ups per day) and includes all database updates for 12 months. Once you have completed your purchase then our system will send you an email containing your access credentials, which you can then use to download the entire GeoNetMap data set. GeoNetMap is the raw IP Address Location data, you don't need any special software components to access it - just import it as you would any other data and then use standard SQL queries to access it. Of of course we provide you with sample scripts and queries, but it is up to you as to whether you use them or not.Add a comment
If you are running in a LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP) and require a database centric solution, then getting the data imported and accessible from within your application is very straight forward – you don't need to install or run any special software. You just run a single installation script that we provide which will download and import the data in to your local database, and then access the data from within your PHP application – once again most likely using one of our sample scripts as a template (see links below).
Advantages of the LAMP solution:
- very fast,
- no third party dependencies,
- no third party modules to execute,
- direct access to the raw data within your own local SQL database.
How to install and maintain a GeoNetMap instance in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP) environment
We have automated the process of installing and maintaining an instance of our IP Address Map database - GeoNetMap in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP) environment. The following process will work on both shared and dedicated server environments.
Once you have established a command line session with your server, thenAdd a comment
What are Mapbytes?
Mapbytes are a micro payment system that allows you to purchase IP Location resolutions from Geobytes.
Mapbytes are a way for us to provide a paid version of our IP Locator, GeoDirection, GeoPhrase and GeoFlag services for those who want to go beyond the limits of the free component of these services. (For example, if you wanted to remove the advertising sponsorship from GeoDirection or exceed the first free 20 look ups with the IP Locator.
Which services can I use Mapbytes with?
Mapbytes currently works with GeoDirection, GeoPhrase, GeoFlag and the IP Locator service. To use your Mapbytes with either of the first three (our client side services) you provide us with the url for the site on which you have a GeoPhrase, GeoFlag or are using GeoDirection on. This url is then "authorized" to use the Mapbytes that you have purchased to remove the reciprocol obligation (or advertising sponsorship) that is associated with the free version of these services.
If you are using your Mapbytes with our IP locator service, then you do not need to configure any urls. You simply need to use your access credetials to authenticate your requests. If you are Add a comment
Mapbytes for free!
Here's the deal.
- Place a link to one of the "free services pages" below on your site somewhere.
- Enter the details of the page that contains the link in the form below.
- We will review the page and credit your account with free Mapbytes within 24 hours.
- Leave it there continuously for 3 months and get another installment of Mapbytes for free.
How many Mapbytes will I get?
We calculate how many Mapbytes to give you based on your page's "Page Rank". (You can find out your page's page rank here.) The formula that we use is "your site's Page Rank" plus 1, multiplied by $10. We "plus one" to your site's page rank so that even sites with a page rank of 0 will still get some Mapbytes. So for example, if your site has a Page Rank of 3 then you would receive $40 worth of Mapbytes (40,000 Mapbytes) . Add a comment