Google AdSense “Earnings at risk” Solutions

Have you login into your Google AdSense account to see an alert (message from Adsense) that your Earnings at risk, that you have to provide ads.txt file?

When Google AdSense sends message somethings it’s usually not what will over-look as some of the messages may cost one losing his account.

This is one of the simplest thing to fix in your website in order to get your account save again for ad display.

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What is Ads.txt File?

Ads.txt File is an IAB(Interactive Advertising Bureau) initiative to improve transparency in programmatic advertising. In order word, the file specifies an instruction or system for publishers to list their authorized digital sellers, to help fight against fraud and misrepresented domains.

The Ads.txt File comes in FOUR different field:

Field #1 – Domain name of the advertising system

Field #2 – Publisher’s Account ID (Required)

Field #3 – Type of Account/Relationship

Field #4 – Certification Authority ID (Optional)

Which you then see as this:

google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

How to Fix Google AdSense “Earnings at risk” Issue

Fixing the this issue is so simple, so use the guide on this page to fix your Google AdSense now.

I’ll be sharing the fastest ways of resolving this simple “”Earnings at risk”

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Its fast fixing the issue n WordPress : with the help of plugins you don’t have to touch an line of codes. The plugin does the work for you.

  1. Login to your WordPress blog
  2. Go to Plugins
  3. Click on Add New
  4. Use the search bar to search for ” Ads.txt Manager
  5. Click on “Install Now”. Then “Activate” plugin after installation is complete.
  6. Then go back to your home dashboard and hover your mouse on “Settings”, then click on “Ads.txt” – that is the plugin your just installed.
  7. Include the following line: google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Click here to copy code from Google Adsense help page
  8. Then replacepub-0000000000000000 with your own publisher ID.
  9. Scroll down and click “Save Change” to Save the settings you have made on the plugin page.

Please Note:

Make sure you replace pub-0000000000000000 with your own publisher ID.

Alternatively – For non-WordPress Sites

This alternative can be applied on both WordPress and non-Wordpress Sites. SO for the WordPress users; just in case you prefer not to install or use plugin to resolve this issue.

Follow the steps below;

  1. Create a text (.txt) file.
  2. Include the following line:google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Please remember to replace pub-0000000000000000 with your own publisher ID.
  3. Host your ads.txt file at the root level of your domain. (for example, ).

Simple! and that solves it all.

How to Locate Your AdSense Publisher ID

  1. Login to your AdSense account
  2. Click on “Account”
  3. Wait for it to load. Under “Account information” you get your publisher ID – here is your adsense Publisher ID with other information

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