Monetizing a website with ads, like Google AdSense, Propellers Ads, or any other ad network demands adding ads.txt to your WordPress site that can be accessed and seen by anyone by visiting https://yourwebsite.com/ads.txt
What does ads txt stand for?
While txt is the file extension created by a text editor that holds information about the Authorized Digital Seller. ads or Authorized Digital Seller is an IAB initiative to improve transparency in programmatic advertising, used by companies or website owners to declare the digital sellers/companies they authorize to sell their digital products/services.
Is the use of ads txt mandatory?
Google says: “Use of ads.txt/app-ads.txt is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. It can help protect your brand from counterfeit inventory that’s intentionally mislabeled as originating from a specific domain, app, or video.”
How to get the Google Adsense ads txt
1- Sign in to your AdSense account.
2- If there’s an alert on your homepage, click Fix Now. Otherwise, click Sites.
3- Click the Down arrow, to open the “Create an ads.txt file for…” message.
4- Click Download.
Your ads.txt file is automatically downloaded.
How to add any ad network ads txt.
1- Contact your ad network for their ads.txt information.
2- Create a text file (.txt) with notepad (or any other text editor) name it ads.
3- Copy and past ads.txt information you’ve received from your ad network into the ads.txt file.