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Maxmind geotargeting no longer supported?

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Hi folks,

I want to be able to display ads to potential customers within an approximate radius of an advertiser. 

It appears I was able to do this using the free Geo data from Maxmind using a .DAT file.

I'm guessing they no longer provide a .DAT file just either a CSV or a MMDB file which Revive won't import ?

Is my plan dead in the water?!

Thanks

Russ.

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On 4. 5. 2017 at 5:32 PM, l0gan5 said:

Terribly sorry, just after I posted this I found that I can download a .DAT file from Maxmind which I've just installed, updated the plug and voila! it works!

Thanks

Russ.

From which page you download actuall .DAT  ?

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Just an update, when I said it works earlier I need to qualify that. What I mean is I can now select a Country and type a City from the Delivery Limitations section.

However, I can't get it to work from the ad serving side.

I've tried my country (UK) and local city (Cambridge) with a test banner but nothing shows. 

Which is a major shame unless anyone has any ideas?

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Hi @l0gan5,

One of the real difficulties with testing geotargeting is that even though you know that you are located in Cambridge, that doesn't mean that your IP address actually shows up in Cambridge in the geotargeting databases! Often, you will be somewhere completely different, based on your ISP details....

Try flipping it so that the banner shows if you are in the UK, but NOT Cambridge, and see if it displays?

At least that would confirm that geotargeting is "working" (in as far as Revive Adserver is getting the information from the geo database and targeting according to what is in there...)

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