Region classification for sources and posts in Social Studio
|Knowledge Article Number||000199367|
|Description||You can see the region classification for sources and posts that match your Topic Profile configuration under "Top Countries" in a Social Listening Summary Dashboard in Analyze.|
Region classification for sources
A source's region, with the exception of Twitter, is classified at the feed level. All posts on the same feed have the same region classification. The region is primarily classified by the site's top level domain. For example, a site that ends in .ca is classified as Canada. The language and IP address of the feed may also be used in circumstances where the top level domain does not indicate a specific region (for example, .com, .org, or .net). The IP address references the country where the server or site is registered. This frequently results in the United States or an Unknown region. If there is no definitive location information available, in some instances sources in a language that is closely associated with a country (such as Dutch to the Netherlands) are assigned to that country.
Posts ingested after June 2014 where no region can be identified are classified as an Unknown region.