set up app-ads.txt
What is Admob install app-ads.txt
Admob is product of google.Admob provides you advertisements that helps in you to earn money online.The advertisements given by admob is only run in mobile application and game.set up app-ads.txt
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There are 3 types of ads provided by google.
1)1st type=Banner ad (ads that are run in top or bottom of mobile)
2) 2nd type=interstitial ad(ads that run suddenly in your mobile in full screen)
3) 3rd type= Rewarded ads(those ads in which a video is play)
These 3 types of ad have their own ad unit id. When you place this ad unit in your application the ads will run.
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What is app-ads.txt?
App-ads.txt is an extension of the original ads.txt standard which provides a mechanism for web publishers to declare their authorized digital sellers. It is intended to protect app publishers from inventory spoofing from fraudsters.
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What is changing and what does it mean to you?
We are excited to announce that AdMob will be supporting and enforcing app-ads.txt for publishers who have published an app-ads.txt file to their developer domain starting on 2019-08-08.
To prepare for this change, please make sure the published app-ads.txt file on your developer’s domain does not contain any errors or typos.
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How can you ensure your app-ads.txt file is implemented correctly?
If your file contains any errors or typos, your ad serving will be at risk of getting blocked because any files published will be regarded as the source of truth for enforcement.
So it is extremely important to have correct implementation and resolve any errors before 2019-08-08, or the file will need to be unpublished from your domain to avoid unintentional revenue loss.
Get started with app-ads.txt
Create the app-ads.txt file using the Authorized Sellers for Apps specification provided by the IAB.
Copy and paste your personalized code snippet from AdMob into your app-ads.txt file.
To find your code snippet:
Sign in to your AdMob account at https://apps.admob.com.
- Click Apps in the sidebar.
- Click View all apps.
- Click the app-ads.txt tab.
- Click How to set up app-ads.txt.
Publish your file on the root of your developer website as listed on Google Play or the App Store. For example, vishalkranti.com/app-ads.txt.
Note: It can take up to 24 hours for AdMob to crawl and verify your app-ads.txt files. Please wait at least 24 hours for the app-ads.txt status to update.
Using app-ads.txt in AdMob
You can view the details of the app-ads.txt file for all of your apps in AdMob:Sign in to your AdMob account at https://apps.admob.com.
Click Apps in the sidebar.
Click View all apps.
Click the app-ads.txt tab.
View the details of the app-ads.txt file for each of your apps:
Status: Lets you know visually the status of each app’s app-ads.txt file. Learn more.
App-ads.txt URL: AdMob uses this URL to locate and crawl your app-ads.txt file. It’s based on the domain associated with your app in Google Play or the App Store. For example, sampledomain.com/app-ads.txt.
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If AdMob didn’t find your app-ads.txt file, the URL shown is the domain associated with your app in Google Play or the App Store.
If no URL is shown, there is no domain associated with your app in Google Play or the App Store.
App and ID: Your app and its associated ID. For Android apps, it’s the application ID. For iOS apps, it’s the bundle ID. IDs are found via serving and matched to Google Play or the App Store.
Store: The app store where your app is available for download.
Status details: Lets you know additional details about the status of each app’s app-ads.txt file:
The app-ads.txt file is found and verified.
No app-ads.txt file found.
The app-ads.txt file is found, but the publisher ID is missing. If your publisher ID is missing, you’ll need to update the file by the deadline shown to avoid unintentional loss in ad revenue.
Solution specification set up app-ads.txt
The following specifies requirements for app developers, ad networks/sell-side platforms, buyside platforms, and app stores.
App developers set up app-ads.txt
App developers must follow these steps to adopt app-ads.txt for their apps.
Provide developer website URL in app store listings
This specification relies on the presence of a developer website URL within the app’s store listing metadata in all app stores distributing the app. Many app stores currently collect the developer’s website URL to display as developer contact information within the store.
Publishing a website and providing its URL is required for the app’s ad inventory to participate in the authorized seller scheme.
Using this website URL, interested crawlers will derive a path and attempt to crawl an appads.txt file on the corresponding domain. Please see the “translate developer URL to an appads.txt path” section for detailed description of how verifiers will derive the location of an “/appads.txt” path from the published developer URL. Also see Appendix B for examples of how developer website URLs will be translated to app-ads.txt URLs and the order in which subdomains will be searched for the file.
Publish an app-ads.txt file
Refer to the main ads.txt standard located at https://vishalkranti.com/ads-txt/ for complete details
about the proper format and contents of an ads.txt file for the web.
Use the same guidelines as the ads.txt specification, with the exception that the “subdomain” directive is unused in appads.txt files and should be ignored if encountered.
The file name is “app-ads.txt” as opposed to “ads.txt” so that app and web configurations are managed separately and do not create conflicts between each other. Due to the nature of apps having a different deployment model than web, we anticipate that this flexibility will ease adoption and maintenance compared to combining entries in one consolidated file.
Changing the developer website URL for an app
To reduce the burden on app stores, this specification asks crawlers to limit crawling frequency of the store website. Developers should anticipate that changes to the developer URL domain may take some time to be recognized by interested authorized seller verifiers.
When changing domains, where possible, we recommend hosting the app-ads.txt file containing relevant entries on both the old and new domain for an extended time period before removing the file from the old domain or removing required entries from the old location.
Optionally indicating that there are no authorized sellers
Some developers may elect to exclude an app from having any authorized sellers permitted by the app-ads.txt file. So that verifiers properly read and interpret an empty app-ads.txt file, follow the guidance in the ads.txt specification that describes the requirements for files without authorized advertising system records.