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Should I verify my website on Set up site authorization

Seems like a new feature

     
9:13 pm on Apr 23, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I just got a message saying this, and Ive been on adsense for over 10 years and this is the first time Ive heard of this. Should I verify my website or just leave it as is?


Set up site authorization

Protect your AdSense account from serving ads on unauthorized traffic by declaring domains you want to monetize.

Site authorization lets you specify your verified sites as the only sites that are permitted to use your Google ad code. Any ad requests coming from sites that haven't been verified in your account will not accrue any earnings. If you're particularly concerned about malicious use of your ad code by others, you might want to use this feature as a precaution.

In addition to protecting your account, setting up site authorization also allows us to show more relevant information elsewhere in your account.
12:15 am on Apr 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Our Site Search (upper-right corner of any page) returned this relevant discussion:

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1:27 am on Apr 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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@Keyplyr I'm not sure that the link discusses the same issue. The thread you linked to is about site verification (PIN, postcard...).

Site authorization is a setting in your account where you declare the sites that feature your ad code. Often spammers will scrape your ad-code or entire site and show them on another domain. Potentially including other content that is strictly against Adsense Policy. I have never heard of any one getting their account banned as a result of this but it is possible in theory. To avoid this situation, declare the sites where your allow your code to appear. Then if your code gets scraped and spammed, it will simply be ignored and you can sleep easy.
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I see, thanks NickMNS.

Along with authorizing the sites allowed to use your code via Adsense > Settings > My Sites

It is also recommended to use an Ads.txt [webmasterworld.com]
4:51 pm on May 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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thank you NickMNS

Keyplr Ill check that ads.txt out right now

thanks guys.