FAQ

About our Data

How current is your location data?
Our data is updated hourly and delivered daily to ensure updated, real-time results.
How long is your data stored & considered relevant?
Users can capture dates as far back as 6 months. You can add customized date ranges (ie last 7 days, last 30 days, etc) to satisfy the nature of your request.
What is the scale of your location data?
As of March 2019, we are averaging 40M Daily Average Users (DAUs) and 135M Monthly Average Users (MAUs)
What is the source of your location data?
Our real-time location data is sourced directly from mobile app SDKs, mobile app partners, IoT sensors and our proprietary cloud platform.
How is your data formatted?
Our data is available in multiple formats to fit your needs. You may choose from our pre-built audiences or choose your own filters in our Discover platform to create your own segments based on POIs (visited place types or place names) demographics, Geography (Region, zip, city, state, area code).
Do you offer raw data?
Yes, we offer raw data. Please contact us and we will work with you on an individual basis to accommodate your request.

Quality and Accuracy

How do you ensure data quality?
We use proprietary algorithms based on precise location resolution, demographics, time, engagement metrics, app usage, and various behavioral signals to ensure accurate, quality audiences.
What makes your data unique? (About the LOCALLY Data Quality Index)
We collect a variety of data fields and anonymous location information. From there, we use proprietary data science and algorithms to verify, cleanse and resolve human movement into valuable patterns and insights. Movement & Speed: One user’s device could be idle and repeatedly send the same location information while another user’s device moves periodically. We check each sample of data to determine 1) if the user has moved, 2) what distance has the user moved and 3) at what speed the user is moving. (If we see a slow and uneven rate of movement, this could detect inaccurate inferences). GPS & Coordinates: Accuracy of location coordinates that we are receiving plays a large role in our data quality. Location/GPS coordinates can be affected by weather, signal strength, indoor or outdoor locations. We take all o factors into account and rank the data based on importance and relevance. Applying the LOCALLY’s Data Quality Index: Our data quality algorithms check duplicate entities for all data types and can further be compared against social media data to confirm data quality (such as fake profile detection) to ensure the most quality and accurate data.
Is your data anonymous and privacy-compliant?
Yes, our data is anonymous and privacy-compliant. We do not collect any personally identifiable information, only anonymous data tied to resettable device advertising identifiers. If a mobile application user declines location sharing, none of the LOCALLY services will be available to that user nor will any data be collected from that device.
What systems are in place to account for fraudulent or misleading data?
Our proprietary algorithms look for representative patterns in the data that could indicate fraud. This data is investigated further and removed if deemed fraudulent.

Availability and Pricing

Where can I find your data?
Our LOCALLY Discover Platform is your gateway to audience creation. Create audiences based on your selected attributes. These are priced on a CPM basis and can be directly exported through Facebook and Google advertising. We also have pre-build audience segments available on a variety of marketing platforms (LiveRamp, PushSpring, The Trade Desk, Adobe) which can be activated through any preferred DSP/DMP.
How is your data priced?
Our Data-as-a-Service option continuously delivers data to clients on a subscription basis or you may purchase segments via CPM pricing model.

Benefits of LOCALLY Audiences & Data

How can my business / brand benefit from your location data?
LOCALLY enables buyers to improve brand awareness, reveal audience insights and behavioral patterns, and through targeted or custom audience segments that seamlessly deploy with their preferred DMP or DSP.
How do I apply location data across marketing solutions?
For marketing and advertising purposes, this data can be used to build hyper targeted custom location based behavioral audiences. Instead of using the simple targeting options available in ad platforms, these audiences allow marketers/advertisers to directly target users that fit a specific and desired behavior.
What is the advantage of using audience targeting?
Advertisers and marketers use audience targeting to reach consumers based on real world behaviors. LOCALLY builds targeted mobile audience segments using algorithms based on locations, demographics, time, engagement metrics, carrier usage and more. Create your ideal custom audience in our LOCALLY Discover platform. Tailor audiences by those visiting specific places or categories of places, recency and frequency of visits, behavioral patterns and time frames. We offer over 80 audience segments on LiveRamp‘s IdentityLink™ Data Store and PushSpring’s Audience Marketplace. (Adobe coming soon).

More about Location Intelligence Technologies

What are beacons and how are they used?
Beacons are small physical wireless transmitters that use low-energy Bluetooth technology to send signals to nearby smart devices. They are considered the foundation of the Internet of Things, providing more advanced gathering and out-of-store marketing capabilities. For example, a store owner cab use beacons to gather data or deliver personalized, location-based messaging to people who are in or near their location. This drives wider marketing capabilities for initiatives such as loyalty programs, specials and discounts that help drive path-to-purchase and optimize the customer journey.
What are geofences and how are they used?
A geofence is a virtual delimiter around an area on a map that represents an actual geographic area in the world, creating then, a virtual “fence” around a specific part of the planet. This area can be defined by any shape, such as circles, rectangles or polygons. Businesses frequently use geofences to map, track or monitor a geographic area of interest for potential customers, a specific audience, employers, etc. Geofences are also used to trigger events such as alerts, e-mails, offers and reminders. This technology makes use of GPS (Global Position System) or RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) to create the boundaries around an area, when a device which connected to the internet and has the GPS or RFID on enter or exit the geofence, this info is track and an action is triggered. LOCALLY’s solutions allow you to define and track geofences to help target the right audiences. Our LOCALLY Engage platform allows you to create “Coverage Area Campaigns” where you define a geofence, campaign proximity and content and target demographics such as age/gender. You can also create geofences and measure impressions. It also provides consistent and powerful SDK capabilities allowing you to maximize the potential of Geofences in two ways:. This information allows you to target customer through other channels. Companies also use this data to understand offline behavior of its customers. This tool is simple to implement and offers a powerful solution for agencies, marketers and businesses.