Calling different page depending on IP location
Posted on 2014-07-17
I was contacted by an ad network who is proposing to pay us more for our advertising space. The way they do it is by setting a floor price for our ads. When a user enters our site, we call their adserver and if they have an ad that pays more than the floor price we set, their banner is displayed, if not, then they call our own adserver and we display an ad ourselves, like we always do.
The problem we have, is that we are based in Guatemala, and although most of our traffic comes from Guatemala, we also have a lot of traffic from the US which pays a lot better than ads from Guatemala or the rest of Latin America.
The ad network told us to create 2 accounts so that we could have 2 different floor prices: one floor price for the US, and one floor price for the rest of the world and to call the appropriate account depending on the user's IP.
So what I need to do is:
1) When the user enters my site, check his IP location.
2) If the user is from the US, we call an html page with the first ad network code, so it checks for higher paying ads than the floor price that we set for the US
3) But if the user is from any other country, we call another html page with the second ad network code, so it checks for higher paying ads than the one we set for the rest of the world, which would be lower than the floor price set for the US
Is there a simple way to do this?