I have a go daddy website builder for my business and I am trying to make money on line. I signed up for Google Adsense and ads are running on my website as of today. There is a message on my Adsense page when I log in that says "Earnings at risk - You need to fix some ads.txt file issues to avoid severe impact to your revenue.".
I'm confused. The ads are running. According to the Go Daddy forum Ive found that I cannot ad add.text to my website, it is not an option.
Since my ads are running, is everything okay? Can I start earning money online....? I'm confused by all this.
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The file is not mandatory to participate in the Google AdSense program. It has been mentioned that the developers may add this file in a future update. The warning is a little misleading as smaller websites are not likely to face the issue this file addresses.
Update: this feature has been added in a recent update.
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
How to solve the ads.txt issue for Website Builder Business Plan ? I have taken this plan and renewal is another 3 years from now.
The steps you mentioned is for GoCentral and not applicable for the above plan.
In the meantime I have already lost approximately 40 to 50 per cent AdSense revenue for not being able to comply with their condition to add the ads.txt file.
Unlike GoCentral plan, I understand till now GoDaddy do not give access to the root doamin or provide any other option to its own clients of Website Builder to add ads.txt file to root doamin.
How to request GoDaddy's technical team who can at least host the file to the root domain on my behalf ? Earnestly request to help please to sort out this matter.
The steps above are for GoCentral or Website Builder v8. If you have v6 or v7 you can contact support about migrating to the new service.
According to documentation from Google the ads.txt file is not mandatory, I am not seeing it say Google would penalize your account. If you can help me find that.