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10:49 pm on Oct 30, 2017 (gmt 0)

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For nearly a week, when I log onto Adsense there's been this message:

Earnings at risk – One or more of your ads.txt files doesn't contain your AdSense publisher ID. Fix this now to avoid severe impact to your revenue.

I have two accounts on my sites. One is my wife's, the other is mine. Because of that, my ads.txt file looks like:
google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0
google.com, pub-0000000000000001, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

(My real pub-id are not listed above)

I waited days but the message remained.

Now I have received a message from Google:

Dear Publisher,
We’ve noticed that the ads.txt file on one or more of your sites that you monetise through this AdSense account (pub-0000000000000000) is missing the correct publisher code.
From mid-October, Google will stop buying ads on sites with ads.txt files which don’t include the correct publisher IDs. We recommend you update your ads.txt files immediately to prevent impact to your earnings. Make sure that the ads.txt file for each site you want to monetise through this account contains the snippet below:

google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

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The way I read it, is that my wife won't be able to have her code on my site. Is that correct? I cannot see what's wrong with my txt file if I've received the above message.

Thank you.
2:09 am on Nov 19, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Good info amirhr, thanks.
3:26 pm on May 30, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Double checking after a few months this post started:

Is this still the correct format to add 2 different Adsense accounts?
(AdX and Adsense to be accurate)

google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0
google.com, pub-0000000000000001, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0
12:51 am on June 12, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Earnings at risk – One or more of your ads.txt files doesn't contain your AdSense publisher ID

I've been getting that notice for months now.

In every instance they are my pages being shown on legitimate translation sites. Hey I teach the world my genre...

Unfortunately there is no dismiss button to kill the message.
4:16 am on June 13, 2018 (gmt 0)

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You allow translation sites to use your content?

Years ago I determined that translators were one of the most abusive scrapers on the web. They use our content without permission. In many cases they strip our product links and 3rd party ads. They strip our server side defensive scripting. They dilute our branding... the list goes on.

I block all translators.
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