Good news for any company wanting to know where their visitors are from. A very simple and effective tool is the Geolocation API, which we’ll see below.
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In the Internet of today, it is essential to know the geographic location of your visitors, especially if you have a site or application that allows users to share content. This way you will be able to determine the percentage of users that access your site or application from different countries. Or to know where your customers are and how many of them visit your store every day, and so on.
Accessing information on the IP addresses of your users can also help you know whether they are from a specific location, which can be very useful for some businesses. For example, if you were opening a store in a particular city and wanted to know the number of people who live there and use the Internet, this information would be very useful to you.
What is an IP address?
An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a unique number that is assigned to each device (e.g. computer, smartphone, tablet) connected to the Internet or a network. The IP address is used by the Internet on behalf of these devices so that they can be found and identified.
A unique number that identifies your device on the internet and allows data to be routed from one point to another on the network.
What is geolocation?
The process of determining the geographic location of a computer or electronic device based on its Internet (IP) address (IP geolocation).
Where does an IP address come from?
When you go online, you use an IP address. An IP address is a number that is assigned by your Internet service provider (ISP) and that identifies your device on the Internet. Your IP address might change periodically depending on your use of internet services.
What’s an IP location database?
IP location databases contain records of IP addresses associated with specific geographical locations. These databases are often used by web developers or marketers to target ads according to geography or to determine where website visitors are located. Depending on the database used, data can be stored in several formats such as latitude/longitude or country code top-level domain names (ccTLDs).
How do I get my geolocation?
You’ll need three things:
With this API you will be able to check where your visitors are from by checking their IP. Also, you can query locations based on your stored IP’s and even by domain URLs.
To make use of it, you must first:
1- Go to Know IP or Domain Location API and simply click on the button “Subscribe for free” to start using the API.
2- After signing up in Zyla API Hub, you’ll be given your personal API key. Using this one-of-a-kind combination of numbers and letters, you’ll be able to use, connect, and manage APIs!
3- Employ the different API endpoints depending on what you are looking for.
4- Once you meet your needed endpoint, make the API call by pressing the button “run” and see the results on your screen.