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Discussion in 'Site / Search Engine Optimization' started by danniee, Feb 24, 2018.
What content is it? Texts, pictures or ad banners?
Hi! It's the typical bonus list table with logos, text and buttons.
So I use "Custom Content by Country (from iControlWP)" on one of my Casino Affiliate websites. I have good experiences with it. Try that.
Thank you! I think I read about it in one of the other threads here. Is this the one: https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-content-by-country
I couldn't find anything on the iControlWP website.
Hi danniee, I just looked at the website. You're right, it's not there.
But look here: www . icontrolwp.com / our-wordpress-plugins
or search directly in your wp-admin under plugins for "Custom Content by Country". You will see the following:
"Custom Content by Country (by One Dollar Plugin)"
That would have to be it.
Question - would it be best to create individual tables for each country I want to geotarget or should I just put all the geo shortcodes in my main bonus list table. That way, however, the different types of offers wouldn't match up on the separate bonus pages - 100% bonus, high roller bonus, no deposit free spins, etc, etc.
Another question. Been trying Flytonic's geotargeting plugin which seems to work great. BUT, when I view my page on mobile it shows the totally wrong geo and even changes. I have had this confirmed by friends in other countries. On desktop, however, it works 100% of the time. While I had other problems using WP Geotargeting, with that plugin I never had a problem geotargeting on mobile devices. Strange.
Are you using a cache plugin?
I am, but it hasn't caused any problems when visiting the site with my browser + I tried turning of cache and problem still persisted in mobile view. For some reason Flytonic doesn't even come close with geotargeting on mobile devices, but WP Geotargeting works like a charm in this case.
You would need to turn your caching off for pages/posts you're using the geo-targeting feature on as once that page is visited a static version is created and that will be served to all visitors from all geo's.
I found it best to use incognito mode in Chrome to help overcome browser caching of page content when testing.
That is not the issue here, however. WP Geotargeting works with cache on as it uses a different approach, besides I have tried with cache off and even incognito mode and cache plugin inactivated. It's only Flytonic in mobile view that shows wrong geotargeting so it could possibly be a problem with that plugin.
Targetting different countries sure gives you a whole lot more options as to how many players you can reach really. The hard thing about it, like you said, is that you have to provide players with country-specific content for them. What I do is I manually submit bonus amounts for the countries I target on Wordpress.
I love WP, but the plugin solution is a pain in the ass :-/
Right now we are implementing our custom geotargeting solution at slotu, so you can check it. There is only a green game CTA geotargeted now, but very soon the whole website will be geotargeted. If you have any ideas for improvement, let me know ;-)
Unless you are using something with ajax or custom that takes care of the cache issues, you are better off without the redirects. In fact some programs like Rewards offer GEO targeting on their end within the affiliate link.
I would see US traffic get cached and then UK traffic get offered US deals and completely mess up everything. Also some of the Canadian IPs close to the US border get tagged as US, so plenty of casinos on MAJOR website, tagged me as "you cannot play there" when I could, so there potentially losing customers.
Either way things can go wrong, Outdated IP DB etc etc, and while a customer can still find their casino on your site even if they are not geotargeted and redirected, you are giving them 0 options if you show them ONLY what your geotarget plugin thinks they should see and the IP Database is wrong.