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I don't see any way for me to add ads.txt file.
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First, be advised that you must have the Business, Business Plus, or eCommerce plan to add Google AdSense to your website. (The Personal plan does not support this feature.) You'll need to already have a Google account and the script can only be added to GoCentral websites in the United States.
You can use the instructions here to add the Google AdSense script to the website.
No, it's not "solved." Which directory do we put it in? public_html? wp_content? Everyone who needs to create an ads.txt file has already seen what Google says and wants something more helpful.
I contacted godaddy support and they said to add a dns txt record however im still getting an issue in adsense. I believe we must be able to rename it to ads.txt in the root folder for google to detect it however godaddy is not giving us that option. I hope this can be resolved soon.
I am having the same issue.
In the host field I have "@" which I understand puts it under the root directory.
I have all the content Google Adsense said to put in the text value field.
Hey Everyone. Thanks for posting your issue. With our site builders, you wouldn't have access to the root directory for a site to upload this type of file. However, my understanding is that with our AdSense integration in GoCentral, you shouldn't need to worry about taking these steps. If anyone has any evidence otherwise, please feel free to share that here and I'd be happy to take your suggestion to our product team. Thanks!
I am having the same trouble with with my GoDaddy GoCentral site. I added the Adsense code as per instructions from GoDaddy support, and still get this message from google....???
If you have a Business, Business Plus, or eCommerce plan, you can add Google AdSense to your website. For more info, visit https://support.google.com and click AdSense. To sign up for Google AdSense, you need a Google account. The feature's available for U.S. customers only.
You may use the instructions here to add this to your GoCentral plan. If this does not work for you, please be specific about the errors you are seeing in setup or the questions you have in completing the process.
Hey Everyone. Thanks for bringing this issue up. Our product team is aware that this is an important issue and are looking at how to best address it. I will update here when I have more concrete information. Sorry for any confusion
Hi @JuanC5. I don't have a timeframe right now but I will offer one if it becomes available. The product team is constantly working on improvements. It's just a matter of where this one fits in the schedule of what needs to be done. Thanks for your patience.
Has anyone figured this problem out yet? I have gocentral business also and google adsense is telling me to place the ads.txt file in my root level domain. Can't find any answers.
gocentral and website builder and both platforms does not allow us to edit root folder information but that is possible with advanced hosting platforms like CPanel.
So I need a different hosting platform.
Hi @watkinsk112 @Joardar , @JuanC5. Sorry you're still having issues getting ads displayed on your site. I wanted to clarify that while we are looking at the best way to add the ads.txt functionality, it isn't currently something you have to have on a site for ads to work. I have seen several GoCentral websites that are currently displaying ads, so it is still possible. If you're not seeing ads after republishing, then I suggest reaching out to Google support to see if there are any problems with your account or settings on their end.
Edit: Also, to clarify, the Google AdSense feature in GoCentral is still only available in the United States at the moment. If you are in another country and have added your code by switching your website to the US region, that will provide inconsistent results, so it's not a recommended workaround.
You would not be able to manually add files with GoCentral, but again according to Google documentation this file is not required to display ads. If you're currently having problems it is likely due to something else.
There are many things it could be. JesseW mentioned it's only listed as a feature for US plans, and not recommended for international plans. If it is a newer site Google does need some time to evaluate your site before matching with ads. Even after evaluation it's possible there aren't ads that match with your site at this time. I believe the suggestion earlier was to contact AdSense support to see if there are any problems with the account.
@JoardarI am not sure how many different ways I can say this but the vague warning you're mentioning is actually misleading. Revenue is not directly affected by this file, it is an attempt to combat counterfeit ad sales. This isn't really something that GoCentral users face so adding the file wouldn't change anything aside from getting rid of that warning. If anyone is having problems with AdSense running on their sites it's likely due to an unrelated issue.
Hi Everyone. Wanted to let you all know that our product team was able to get this change pushed out on Friday! You should now have a place to add your ads.txt scripting, similar to how you would add the scripting for AdSense. Take a look:
@JoardarIt is in the Site Settings under Display Ads. Copy and past your approved vendors into the textbox and GoCentral will create the file in the root directory.
Add your publisher ID to an ads.txt file
Your ads.txt file should now look like this, where pub-0000000000000000 is your own publisher ID:
google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0
Hey Everyone. Just a quick note to clarify that this thread in general and my reply above is specific to our newest Website Builder version. This feature is not available in Website Builder v6 or v7. Our older site builders are no longer in active development. If you have a v6 or v7 plan, you would need to move to the new platform or consider using something like WordPress if you need the ads.txt feature. Sorry for any confusion.