AdSense ads.txt: Earnings At Risk – You Need To Fix Some ads.txt File Issues

In your Google AdSense if it is also displaying the error message “Earnings at risk – You need to fix some ads.txt file issues to avoid severe impact to your revenue” then stick to this article and I will be sharing two simple methods to solve Google AdSense ads.txt error.

Note: This is not a quick process, and Google AdSense will take a few days to ensure that you have correctly integrated the ads txt file in your website it can be a day, a week, or a month, but most probably it will be automatically in just 3-4 days after you follow this guide.

For more information visit AdSense Ads.txt Guide

How To Fix AdSense Ads.txt Error In WordPress?

For WordPress here I’m going to share two procedures to fix AdSense ads.txt one is without using any plugin and coding whereas another by using a Plugin.

Fix ads.txt Without Plugin

Step 1: Sign in to your Google AdSense account > Click Fix Now on the error message

Go to your Google AdSense account > Click Fix Now on the error message

Step 2: Download AdSense ads.txt file

Download AdSense ads.txt file

Step 3: Go to hosting cPanel > Click File Manager

Go to hosting cPanel > Click File Manager

Step 4: Go to site’s folder in the File Manager

Go to site's folder in the File Manager

Step 5: Click Upload

Click Upload

Step 6: Upload ads.txt file (Click Go Back when the upload completes)

Upload ads.txt file

Step 7: Ads.txt file is available in the hosting file manager of the site

Ads.txt file is available in the hosting

Instead of uploading the ads.txt file you can also create a file with name ads.txt and paste all these necessary ads.txt code in it.

Fix ads.txt With a Plugin

Step 1: Go to WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Search for Ads.txt Manager by 10up
Step 2: Install and Activate the Plugin

Install and Activate the ads.txt Manager Plugin

Step 3: Navigate to Settings > Ads.txt > and type

google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Step 4: (Replace pub-0000000000000000 with your own publisher ID)

Navigate to Settings > Ads.txt > and type Ads.txt code

How To Fix AdSense Ads.txt Error In Blogger?

Step 1: Sign in to Blogger Dashboard > Navigate to Settings > In Monetization section, click on Custom ads.txt

settings > click custom ads.txt

Step 2: In the next window, copy & paste the below code > Save

google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Step 3: (Replace pub-0000000000000000 with your own publisher ID)

enter the ads.txt > save

Proof Of Solved Issue

  • After a few days of submission ads.txt error automatically disappeared as you can see in the below snapshots.
Ads.xt Error Solved
Ads.xt Error Disappered

This is how you can solve the AdSense ads.txt problem in just a few days.

Note: ads.txt file must be in the root directory of the domain name, and currently this plugin only works for root level domain like site.com. It does not work for subdomain, subdirectory.

FAQ

What is ads.txt file?

Ads.txt (Authorized Digital Sellers) is an IAB Tech Lab initiative to improve digital advertising standards and to make sure that your digital ad inventory is only sold through sellers (such as AdSense) who you’ve identified as authorized.

Why Is Ads.txt File Important?

Ads.txt file is to improve the transparency in online advertisement by allowing publishers to sell their ad inventory. It can be crawled, stored, and searched by advertisers, publishers, and resellers.

How Long It Takes To Fix AdSense ads.txt?

In most cases It takes only a few days to be reflected in AdSense. But If your site is not making many ad requests it may take up to a month also.

What Is AdSense ads.txt Code?

AdSense ads.txt code is google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Where Do I Put Ads.txt?

You need to put ads txt in the root directory of your domain and it must be accessible at website.com/ads.txt.

Wrap Up

I hope this article would be beneficial for you to fix all the issues with AdSense ads.txt. If it helped you in any way then don’t forget to share it with your friends on social media.

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