I am new to using the community and I really have a big question I’m sorry if I’m posting in the wrong place but I think it has to do with sharing resources and this definitely has to do with Go Daddy and it doesn’t make sense to me. I have a AdSense on my website and it is now telling me that the ads.text Part that needs to be added into my website isn’t able to be done according to Go Daddy employees. This is all about freedom to advertise in my opinion and this is a file from what I understand and go daddy will not release it from what I understand. I am not a website developer but I have been developing my own website for four months now and have been learning a huge amount to where I can at least have a conversation with somebody! Why on gods green earth does go daddy want to advertise on my site when they don’t want to accommodate me being successful with monetizing my site? Here they want to Part that needs to be added into my website isn’t able to be done according to Go Daddy employees. This is all about freedom to advertise in my opinion and this is a file from what I understand and go daddy will not release it from what I understand. I am not a website developer but I have been developing my own website for four months now and have been learning a huge amount to where I can at least have a conversation with somebody! Why on gods green earth does go daddy want to advertise on my site when they don’t want to accommodate me being successful with monetizing my site? Here they want to advertise and they work with Google in regards to placing ads on hosted sites by Go Daddy but they won’t help me figure this out. Where there is a will there is away and I know there is a way to add in this ads.txt Information, other than it being in a file form? I really need to get past this so I can move on and become successful. Otherwise it seems like a waste of time to have go daddy being my source.. Any resources would be greatly appreciated so I can move move forward with my business
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An ads.txt file is not required to run AdSense ads. You would not be able to create a custom file with GoCentral, at this time it does not have this built in. As this is a newer standard being worked out it is possible it's added to GoCentral in the future.
GoCentral is a simplified program for absolute beginners. It is capable of displaying AdSense ads in a predesigned section. If the website is heavily reliant on ads I'd recommend using a more flexible platform like WordPress.
Yeah I agree Im a noob too in all of this... but willing to learn... Is there a way that I can export my website as it is in Go Central to Wordpress? Is it possible?
I like how easy it is to make websites, if wordpress is like that Im definitely learning more.
Thanks for your response!
WordPress is not as simple as GoCentral, but if you're willing to learn, the basics can be picked up fairly quickly. It is a popular open-source solution so there are countless YouTube videos available to give you a jump start.
I do not know what the future may hold. The Website Builder is constantly being updated based on customer feedback, they tend to focus on the most mainstream options. As this file is not a requirement to display ads it shouldn't be an issue for most smaller websites.
Just got an alert from Google:
"You need to fix some ads.txt file issues to avoid severe impact to your revenue."
Nate, when you use the words "shouldn't be an issue," you may want to re-think that conclusion. Google's word choice of "severe" suggests GoDaddy should be more motivated in resolving any AdSense issues to please their customers. There have been repeated requests. As a "Pro SUPER USER III," you can use your influence to escalate the issue. Thank you in advance.
I still do not believe this would provide any benefit to GoCentral users aside from hiding this vague, misleading message from Google.
There has been an update that addressed an unrelated issue with AdSense. Any site that's affected should simply republish to resolve it.
Hey Everyone. Thanks for bringing up the issue regarding ads.txt. Our product team is aware that this is an important issue and are looking at how to best address it. I will update this thread once I have more concrete information. Thanks for all your patience.
I am a Canadian customer trying to use adsense. As far as I can tell if you are a US customer with a website builder business account you can go to settings / display ads and you are able to insert the Google adsense code there. I am considering moving my business to Squarespace if this is not resolved.
Not at all @who67. It's only our Website Builder product that doesn't support AdSense accounts outside of the US. You can still use any of our other hosting products like Managed WordPress, cPanel, or Plesk.