Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Do you know where your variables are?
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Language Guess from IP

by richardX (Pilgrim)
on Dec 05, 2002 at 18:06 UTC ( #217835=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Language Guess from IP

AOL will throw your numbers off

AOL uses proxy servers in Vienna and Mclean Virginia and all your AOL users will appear to be from Virginia. Depending on the type of website that you are running, (i.e. consumer products, corporate, or others) this traffic could affect your analysis. Anywhere from 5% to as much as 40%. So even if your AOL user is in another country, it will still show up as Virginia USA. This is a big gotcha that many people forget about.

Richard

There are three types of people in this world, those that can count and those that cannot. Anon

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://217835]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others pondering the Monastery: (5)
As of 2021-02-27 16:02 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found

    Notices?