Thanks Dee for the tip to check to ensure that ALL of our sites are listed in the "Verified Sites" in Google AdSense Settings! ... Mine DEFINITELY ALL used to be ... but ... only ONE of my sites was shown to be listed and verified now!
Not sure how that happened? Strange for sure ... could it have something to do with the move to https?
Unfortunately (as they are listed alphabetically Google does say) the ONE site that was Verified was my site with the least traffic --- and I wondered what on earth was happening to my Ad$en$e!!
As for the other "Authorized Sites /Verified Sites", Yahoo and Bing are both listed there but I believe this was discussed in these forums a long while ago, and it was suggested that they be added so that AdSense Showing on Yahoo and Bing will also be credited to our AdSense account?? Does that may sense?
Anyways, as for the red banner, I really want to get rid of it, but I have not heard back from Media.net as to what I need to include in the ads.txt file, nor do I know if I need to add a ads.txt file for my Amazon CPM ads.
Any other SBIers who have Media.net ads and /or Amazon CPM ads that can give advice?
I understand this:
What Are the Negatives of Implementing ads.txt?
If you implement this, you have to include all contextual advertisers/ad space buyers that put ads on your site, not just the one advertiser requesting you do so. If you leave advertisers off, you are basically telling everyone you don't authorize those advertisers/buyers to put ads on your site.
It's especially important to note, an ads.txt file done incorrectly or incompletely can harm your site much more than if you don't implement it at all. This includes the syntax (formatting) of the file, not just the content.
You also need to maintain your ads.txt file. If you add or remove an advertiser or ad space buyer, you need to update the file.
Question #1: ... in the meanwhile, while await instructions from Media.net and possibly from Amazon (CPM), is it okay to go ahead and add the ads.txt file for Google AdSense?
Questions #2: I would like to check what other sites that I know use Media.net Ads and /or Amazon CPM Ads have (or have not included) in their ads.txt files but where do I check that? I went to "View Source" ... but where do I find this info?
All help is much appreciated!