Support » Plugin: Advanced Ads – Ad Manager & AdSense » adsense warnings

  • Resolved shareecole

    (@shareecole)


    I am getting this warning: AdSense warnings

    One of your sites is missing the AdSense publisher ID in the ads.txt file. Create one now. Learn more about AdSense account issues here. dismiss

    I added the code to the ads.txt using the Adsense manager plugin but cannot get rid of the error.

    I do not know how to add it to the root or where to find the root to add it.
    I also have this showing: The file was not created.
    A third-party file exists: https://scolediscovery.com/ads.txt

    I am not sure what to do now. Help?!Thanks

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author Thomas M

    (@webzunft)

    Hi shareecole,

    thanks for reaching out.

    We import the warning from your AdSense account.

    It is possible that the warning is gone there or relates to another of your site.

    Please log in to your AdSense account and if the warning is showing there, click on the details button to see to which URL it relates and try to solve the problem there.

    The content of https://scolediscovery.com/ads.txt is also wrong. Is that the content you added using the other plugin? If so, please replace pub-[object Object] with your personal publisher ID.

    The warning A third-party file exists practically tells you that the file exists already and that Advanced Ads can’t create it. If the content of that file is correct then there is nothing to worry about.

    Please let me know if you need anything else.

    Best regards,
    Thomas

    I am getting this error with my Adsense account: Earnings at risk – One or more of your ads.txt files doesn’t contain your AdSense publisher ID. Fix this now to avoid severe impact on your revenue.

    I cannot figure out how to change the third-party file. It is what was added by the plugin. how do I change it?

    Plugin Author Thomas M

    (@webzunft)

    Hi shareecole,

    > It is what was added by the plugin.

    Advanced Ads does not add that file physically. The “file” we are creating would also have the string “Advanced Ads” in it.

    Your ads.txt was either added by another plugin or manually through FTP. You can log in using FTP and should find the ads.txt file in the root folder, where WordPress is installed. When you remove it then Advanced Ads can place the file created by the plugin.

    Best regards,
    Thomas

    I have no idea how to log in using FTP? Not sure what that is. I am a very new user to building a website and learning as I go. Could you tell me how to do what you are saying in non-technical laymen terms? Please? Or maybe screenshots? Sorry to be a pest but I am so lost. Thank you for helping.

    Plugin Author Thomas M

    (@webzunft)

    If you have a responsive hosting provider then you could ask them to remove that file for you. Just make sure that you don‘t have any plugin installed that would create it again.

    Otherwise, you would need to use a software like FileZilla to connect to your files. The information for that should also be available from your hosting company. You can also check https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_FileZilla.

    Please be careful when editing any file manually and don’t remove anything else except for the ads.txt file. It would be good to ask someone who did this before.

    Good luck!

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