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    different banner based on visitors IP - is this a good idea?

    I'm thinking about implementing a system on my website that will detect the visitors IP address, based on that decide what country he/she is from and based on that chose a banner to display.
    So for example US visitors will see ads for US products,
    UK visitors get different ads for UK products and so on.

    Is this a good idea or could that cause any problems with Google? Is this considered cloaking?
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    My opinion is that you are serving relevant content to your users. Your purpose is not related to the search engines and while you may be using a cloaking technique you are not presenting the human user with a different page to the engine.

    I would go ahead with this. I use the same philosophy on this page:
    check the marquee's text and the menu options on the right hand side. The page has a PR3 which is acceptable.


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