Friday, July 09, 2021

OMG, Completely overwhelmed (Part 2)


So it seems I may have corrected my non-compliance issue with the EU, yay I can start making money again!

(EU issue was that my site was listed as instead of, I don't even know where the / came from, as this is a Blogger template)

Now Google AdSense doesn't seem to work.

I'll gone through the code a dozen or so times this week so I'll dumb it down, as I really don't understand it all to well myself. 

  • Google places advertisements on my site, based on who is visiting (they listen to you phone calls)
  • Google can only place advertisements , if my site allows it (which is what I want)
  • hidden on my site is a file (ads.txt) that gives Google permission to place advertisements 
  • Google AdSense claims the ads.txt file is missing, so they can't place advertisements 
  • in my attempts to fix this, I completely re-designed my website (as you may have noticed)
  • to test functionality, I'm instructed to type in
  • if my publisher id comes up (which it does), then everything is working


  • How am I using Blogger (a Google product)
  • To advertise AdSense (a Google product)
And I'm still not able to get it working, this should be a simple turnkey process. 
The best part, is that this was working perfectly from 2010 to 2015. Then the EU compliance issue came into effect and I've stopped making any money since then. Listen it's not a lot of money to begin with (about $100 a year), but the viewership of this site has gone up considerably in the past 6 years. As a side hobby, making some $$ would be nice.

I end up spending so much time just maintaining the website, instead of actually blogging.

Anyone else run into these issues?
Is it time to pull the plug on Blogger? 
  • What are some alternatives to Blogger?
  • Is it easier to move to another platform, or should I solve these Blogger issues?
  • Is there anything else out there for advertisement revenue besides AdSense?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.