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Google AdSense Tutorial | How to fix ads.txt not found

Discover how to fix Google AdSense ads.txt not found message in WordPress and optimize your monetization. Quick fix. No plugin is required.
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Welcome to up2dateSKILLS’ Google AdSense step-by-step tutorial! In this tutorial, I will guide you through the process of fixing Google AdSense ads.txt not found on your WordPress website, so that you can maximize your Google AdSense revenue potential.

I have created an account on Google AdSense and after setting everything up I went to my dashboard and saw the following error message:

Google AdSense error message how to fix

Earnings at risk – You need to fix some ads.txt file issues to avoid severe impact to your revenue.

I watched some tutorials but most of them required another plugin, which I wasn’t really interested in, so I did some more reading on this specific Google AdSense error message and tried different options until I got to the one that actually fixed the ads.txt file issues.

If you have the same problem, I will walk you through all the steps you have to take to fix the missing ads.txt file and avoid severe impact to your revenue.

If these steps work for you too, it would be great if you could take the time and leave a comment below to share your experience. This simple gesture will help me keep my project going.

To make this tutorial even more engaging and informative, I have created a video tutorial that walks you through every step of the process. I highly recommend that you watch the video tutorial in addition to following along with the written tutorial.

So, if you’re ready to unleash the power of Google AdSense, let’s get started!

How to fix missing ads.txt file on your website

Step-by-step video tutorial

The video tutorial will give you a visual representation of what you’re learning in the written step-by-step tutorial below. 

You can watch the full tutorial or watch the video clips that I have prepared for you in the steps below.

Step #1 | Understanding the problem

 

Is this the error message showing in your Google AdSense Dashboard?

Earnings at risk – You need to fix some ads.txt file issues to avoid severe impact to your revenue.

Step #2 | Check your ads.txt file status

 

In your Google AdSense dashboard look for the field Ads.txt status and check if it is set to “Not found” or “Authorized“. If it says “Not found”, keep watching this tutorial.

Step #3 | Get AdSense ads.txt file

 

You should be able to download your ads.txt file just by clicking on the button “Fix now“. If you don’t see the file, click on the website where you are having this issue and copy the code.

Step #4 | Check if the ads.txt file already exists

 

To check if the ads.txt file already exists on your website add /ads.txt to your URL and hit enter.

Step #5 | Where to put your ads.txt file

 

Go to your host (up2dateSKILLS website is built with Elementor and it is hosted on SiteGround) and look for your file manager. Inside your file manager, look for the file Public_html and save the ads.text file inside this folder.

Step #6 | Create your own ads.txt file

 

If you weren’t able to download your ads.txt file from your Google AdSense dashboard, you can create your own ads.txt file.

Go to your Desktop > Right click > Choose the option Text document > Name your document: ads > open it > Paste the code you got from your Google AdSense dashboard > Close and hit save

Step #7 | Saving your ads.txt file in your Public_html folder

 

Go to your host (up2dateSKILLS website is built with Elementor and it is hosted on SiteGround) and look for your file manager. Inside your file manager, look for the file Public_html and you can simply drag and drop your ads.text file inside this folder.

Step #8 | Check the end result

 

To check if these steps were completed successfully you can check if the ads.txt file is on your website. To do so, add /ads.txt to your URL and hit enter.

If the code appears, you are all set. Now you just have to wait for Google to crawl your website again. When it happens, your Ads.txt status will be automatically set to Authorized. I had to wait less than 24 hours for Google to crawl my website. However, it might take longer than that.

If these steps work for you too, it would be great if you could take the time and leave a comment below to share your experience. This simple gesture will help me keep my project going.

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