Ads.txt stands for Authorized Digital sellers which claims that your digital Ad inventory is only able to sell through sellers who you considered authorized (Google Adsense). Google recommends using the ads.txt file on your website to help buyers identify your counterfeit inventory. It’s not that complex, you can just use the ads.txt file on your website just by following a few ways I have mentioned below. According to Google, You’re putting your earnings at risk by not giving attention to the ads.txt files. If you have recently approved your site with Google Adsense then you might face this problem like your site doesn’t contain an ads.txt file. Or you’ll be notified as “earnings at risk – you need to fix some ads.txt file issues to avoid severe impact to your revenue”. This message will appear on the top of your Adsense account in a red block that attracts user attention. You really don’t have to worry about this message.
If you don’t fix this issue, no problem just focus on your SEO strategies and build up your site. When you see that you’re able to generate worth from Google Adsense then go ahead and set the Ads.txt file on your website otherwise it might cause an issue with your earnings.
How to fix earnings at risk – you need to fix some ads.txt file issues to avoid severe impact to your revenue
There are many ways to resolve this error but they all end up at one conclusion. We’ll explain the simplest way that will be much easier for your WordPress site. Let’s dig right into the solution and save your earnings.
Step 1: Open your Adsense account where you kept seeing the error. You’ll see the “Fix now” option. Just tap on that button.
Step 2: Here you’ll see a download button to download your ads.txt file and set it on your website. Just download your ads.txt file and let’s ahead to the next step.
You’ll see a text file like in the photo above that shows your publisher ID.
Step 3: If you’re having a problem with downloading the ads.txt file. Then just copy the text I have mentioned below and put your publisher ID and replace it with a dummy pub ID.
google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0
Find publisher ID
Open your Google Adsense account and tap on Settings, then tap on Account information to view details about your account. Here you’ll find your publisher number. Copy it and replace it with the dummy number I have mentioned above.
Step 3: Go to your Dashboard and tap on plugins in the left corner.
And add a new plugin which is “Ads.txt Manager”.
Step 4: After activating the plugin open it in settings and you’ll see a blank box.
Step 5: Paste your Ads.txt details and tap save changes. Now you have successfully updated your ads.txt file.
To see your ads.txt file just search for https://yourwebsiteURL/ads.txt
Google will take 24 hours to recognize your ads.txt and the error will be disappeared. After that you’ll be able to fix the ”earnings at risk – you need to fix some ads.txt file issues to avoid severe impact to your revenue” issue.