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Supertracker - wrong countries ?


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There is a service that advertises iN Google adwords that shows my IP address in France instead of the UK. The free one gets it right though. I know that IP tracing is an imprecise art but some databases are more accurate and up-to-date than others.

Of course it might be a calculation error in the code.


I see with this one ShowmyIP gets it right.

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Hi there,


thanks for your observation - the IP/country conversion is only going to be as good as the underlying database. I haven't re-invented the wheel here, but am using Maxmind's GeoIP database for the Supertracker contribution - for more information regarding it's accuracy see here - http://www.maxmind.com/app/faq#accurate.



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Yes, I saw this one the other day too - what I might do is to run it side by side with Maxmind's solution on a couple of my stores to see how often they come up with different answers.


Once I have an indication of the scale of the differences between the 2, the problem of course will be knowing which one gives the correct answers more often.


Perhaps I could set up a page and invite osC users from around the world to visit and enter the actual country they are in. The page would record their entry and their IP address and then I can run an analysis to help with above - thoughts?



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