If you monetize your blog with Google AdSense, Infolink etc and you have your blog on WordPress or Blogspot, you may be required to add the ads.txt codes to your blog. In this article, I will share with you how to add Ads.txt to WordPress and Blogspot blogs.
What is Ads.txt?
The ads.txt is an IAB Tech Lab project that was created to fight inventory fraud and improve transparency in the digital advertising industry. The idea is simple; publishers put a file on their server that says exactly which companies they sell their inventory through.
The file lists partners by name, but also includes the publisher’s account ID. This is the same ID buyers (advertisers) see in a bid request.
The ads.txt file will help you protect your website from fraud inventory that is intentionally mislabeled as originating from a specific domain. (Source: Infolink)
How to add Ads.txt to WordPress and Blogspot
You can easily add Ads.txt to your blog via Plugin on WordPress and by playing with your dashboard on Blogspot.
To add Ads.txt to your WordPress self hosted blog, you will need to install and activate a plugin called, Simple Ads.txt. If you do not know how to do this, follow the simple steps below;
Step 1: Login to your WordPress admin area, navigate to Plugins area, click on it.
Step 2: On the dropdown menus, click on Add new, click on it and it will lead you to plugins area.
Step 3: Type Simple Ads.txt in the search box and hit enter.
Step 4: Locate Simple Ads.txt in the search result and click on install.
Step 5: Go back to the plugin option in your dashboard, click on installed plugins and you will see the list of all plugins you have installed.
Step 6: Scroll down to locate Simple Ads.txt and click on Activate.
Step 7: Go to the Settings, in the drop down menus, you will see Ads.txt editor, click on. After doing this, you will see a space to add your Ads.txt codes.
Go and copy the codes, paste in that space and save. Boom! You have successfully added Ads.txt to your WordPress blog.
There is a simple way to add Ads.txt code to your Blogspot blog. If you don’t know how, follow the steps below;
Step 1. Login to your blog admin area via Blogger.com
Step 2: When you are logged in, go to Settings. Click on Settings. In the dropdown menus, click on Search Preference.
Step 3: When you click on Search Preference, you should see this
Step 4: Scroll down to the last option where Custom Ads.txt is written. Opposite it, tick yes, when you do this, you will see a space to paste your Ads.txt that was provided by the Ad network you want to use. Then save. That’s it! So simple.
Note: You can easily add Ads.txt to WordPress and Blogspot blogs with your mobile phone.
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