Method, system, and software for geographically focused network advertising

  • US 7,813,958 B1
  • Filed: 11/17/2000
  • Issued: 10/12/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer readable information storage medium having program code stored thereon that, when executed by a computer on a network, communicates information over said network comprising:

  • program code to create a new first information site hosted by said computer on said network, said first information site being characterized by a new network address, said network address relating to a particular subject matter;

    program code to receive at said first information site an information request from a communications device connected through said network, said information request relating to said particular subject matter;

    program code that determines a particular geographic area for relevant information to be provided in answering said information request, wherein the particular geographic area for relevant information is determined from at least one of the communication device'"'"'s derived geographic location, the communication device'"'"'s location stored in memory, the communication device'"'"'s network address, said information request, said particular subject matter, and an input to the communication device, the input to the communication device being at least one of a selection on a displayed map, input of a postal code, and input of address information;

    program code to retrieve answer information from one or more databases, said answer information comprising information responsive to said information request and advertiser information, said advertiser information being based on the determined particular geographic area for relevant information and containing a link to connect said communication device to the advertiser'"'"'s information site relating to said particular subject matter; and

    program code to provide said answer information from said first information site to said communication device.

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