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Fix Google Adsense ads.txt error in blogger or WordPress 2019 (Solved)

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You might have be warned in Google adsense with a warning something like this " Earnings at risk - One or more of your sites does not have an ads.txt file. Fix this now to avoid severe impact to your revenue". And you might be worried regarding this earning with risk warning well than you no need to worry about this. You have checked in to the right place. I will help you solve this issue. Recently adsense has come up with an update for all the content publishers regarding this issue. And as of update now on wards all the publishers most add ads.txt file on their website or blog.

Fix Google Adsense ads.txt error in blogger or WordPress 2019

What is ads.txt?

The "Authorized Digital Sellers" (ads.txt) is a reasonable initiative introduced by the IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) to support, promote, authenticate and improve the transparency in advertising for online publishers. It helps to avoid fraud activities in ad inventory and also to improve secure monetizing.


Is it mandatory to add ads.txt to your site?

Well, it is good to add ads.txt in your site since it helps to prevent revenue loss and if not applied you might loss your revenue.I recommend to implement it and implement it with care.


To check whether your site(s) have ads.txt installed or not for this simply go to "https://yourdomain.com/ads.txt" (of every site you have monetized) It should contain the following text :-
"google.com, pub-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0" pub-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx represent the adsense publisher id. You might not have figured out this in some of you site(s), That's why your are here :). Don't worry see below to know how to add ads.txt manually.


Here's how to add an ads.txt file your site, you will need to manually set up the content of the ads.txt file.

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Click the blog you want to set up an ads.txt file on.
  3. On the left, click Settings.
  4. Under "Settings," click Search preferences.
  5. Under "Monetization," find "Custom ads.txt" and click Edit and again Click Yes.
  6. And in the text box paste the settings from your third-party monetization provider, if you have third part monetized, IF NOT (if you use google adsense paste the following:)
    google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

    Important: Make sure you replace pub-0000000000000000 with your own publisher ID. You can check your adsense publisher id by simply login to your adsense and see the URL (find pub-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
  7. Click Save changes, that's done. PS.Go to http://yourblogaddress.com/ads.txt to check


How to setup ads.txt For Wordpress

  1. Go to your hosting cpanel
  2. Open your file manager
  3. There after create a text file named ads.txt
  4. And paste the settings from your third-party monetization provider, if you use any third part monitization, IF NOT (if you use google adsense paste the following:)
    google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

    Important: Make sure you replace pub-0000000000000000 with your own publisher ID. You can check your adsense publisher id by simply login to your adsense and see the URL (find pub-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
  5. Click Save changes, that's done. PS.Go to http://yourblogaddress.com/ads.txt to check

After this you have completely solved the issue regarding "Earnings at risk - One or more of your sites does not have an ads.txt file. Fix this now to avoid severe impact to your revenue" wait for few hours (24-48) this issue will be resolved.


Bottom line

Google adsense this move is a smart move to resolve and to prevent fraud in the ad inventory and create more transparency in advertising for online publishers.


I hope this tutorial has solved your query on regarding the earning at risk issue and implement ads.txt on your blog. If in have any doubt, questions or thoughts leave them below in the comment section, i will definitely reply you all. Thanks for being here and also share it with your friends :)

Last Modified: 2019-06-06T10:25:20Z

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