Setting up IP geolocation
In order to start tracking Geolocation information, it's necessary that you are running at least Content Statistics 1.6. You will need to sign up for a (free) API key at IPInfoDB.com
- Go to http://www.ipinfodb.com/register.php and sign up for a free API key
- Go to your joomla backend -> plugin manager, and open the "System - Content Statistics" plugin
- In version 1.6, you will find 2 new parameters in this module. You will need to copy your API key and set the "Use IP GeoLocation to ON":
- Save the plugin
- To display maps, you will need to install our Content Statistics (MAPS) module.
The geolocation is obtained based on the IP from the computer, and cross-relating this information with IPinfoDB.com database.
The accuracy is said to be over 99.5% on a country level and around 60% on a city level for the US within a 25 mile radius.