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How To Fix Google Adsense Missing Ads.txt File

Written by LouiseElizabeth

12th August 2019

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So, you have a notification that your Adsense earnings are at risk and you need to update your Ads.txt file. If you’re like me you won’t have a clue what, where or how this has come about and how all of a sudden this has gone missing!

If so, you have come to the right place. By following these few, simple steps and by downloading a WordPress Plugin this should resolve this error and get your Google Adsense back up and running.

What is Ads.txt file?

Ads.txt stands for “Authorised Digital Sellers” file. Basically, it contains information about the advertisers on your site and allows external parties to verify who is allowed to sell ad space on your site and protects publishers from ad fraud.

It is an initiative created by IAB Tech Lab, a non-profit focused on improving digital advertising standards.

This can also potentially increase your ad revenue and is supported by Google Adsense, Doubleclick, and Ad Exchange.

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Should I add an Ads.txt file to WordPress?

Simple answer, yes! If you have ads on your website using the likes of Google’s advertising platforms such as Adsense, Ad Exchange or DoubleClick it definitely recommended you resolve this error.

How to fix Google Adsense Ads.txt file error?

Fixing the Google Adsense Ads.txt file missing error can be easily done with the help of a WordPress Plugin. The first thing you need to do is install it.

From WordPress, go to “Plugins“, “Add New“.

Search for “Ads.txt Manager” and install and activate the plugin.

Go to “Settings” from the navigator pane on the left and choose “Ads.txt

From your Google Adsense account choose “Download

Copy the text from your file and paste your Ads.txt plugin over on WordPress. Once complete click “Save Changes

Adsense ads.txt file
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LouiseElizabeth
Written by LouiseElizabeth

Louise created the Every Bit Helps YouTube channel back in 2017, after finding the process of buying Bitcoin difficult. Therefore, in an aim to help others, she hopes that her tutorials will make the process of buying, selling and storing crypto a lot easier for newbies in the future.

After spending 20 years working in London in cyber security, she left the corporate life after having her second child in 2018. Louise now travels the world with her two small children trying to make the most out of life.

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4 Comments

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    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if
    you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically
    tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this
    for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I
    look forward to your new updates.

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    For some reason I m getting the error 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. in both the Advanced Ads plugin and in Google AdSense. But looking at my ads.txt file, it s showing that I do have a Google record (In fact it s showing fd the record twice because I added it via the Advanced Ads plugin textbox, thinking that would solve the problem)

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    I am following you all steps but in January 2020 not working step kindly tell me how to solve this problem for the Blogger Blogspot.in site.

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      The steps in this tutorial were for a WordPress site

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