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5:39 pm on Aug 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hi. I do not currently have an Ads.txt file on my site, but if I were to add one without Google on it, but with a native ad network that is asking me to create one, would it affect earnings or ads shown on my site with google?
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And if I were to also add the AdSense ads.txt file would it affect what ads are shown on my site or the earnings?
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Why not?
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List all your Ads sources in your Ads.txt [webmasterworld.com]
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Google started requesting ads.txt to authorize their network to show ads last year I believe, there are several discussions, that may answer your questions: [webmasterworld.com...] and the older one at: [webmasterworld.com...]
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Thank you for sharing these articles, I have looked them but still do not have a very clear answer as to what they actually affect if anything. Has anyone here experienced any change in ads served or change in earnings after using the ads.txt file?
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Is there any harm in putting up an empty ads.txt file, by analogy with an empty robots.txt file when you allow everyone to go everywhere? Sending out a two-byte file seems like it would be less work for my server than putting together a 404.
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Do not use an "empty ads.txt file." This has no relation to robots.txt.

Follow direction and do it correctly.
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Before I go about placing the ads.txt on my site, should it affect earnings or ads served in any way after I do? Please let me know.
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Grapetimes, you need to do the reading. This is an extremely important file. Get it correct.

No one can answer a question like "should it affect earnings or ads served in any way after I do"

Marketing companies request this file to get info about what pages your publisher accounts have the authority. They use this info to package your site's data into products they supply to advertisers, potentially increasing your income.
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Okay, thank you. I have read over the forum threads that were mentioned. But I am going give a try and it sounds like the way this data is used it will only help if anything.
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And more or less I am just asking what others have experienced with ads.txt after using it and if they’ve noticed changes
12:28 am on Aug 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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No changes / affected earnings here, whether good or bad.

In my file, it's my adsense pub info followed by media.net's entry on it's own line. Media.net also has their own adsense pub (as a Reseller) info that I need to have in there so that gets the third line.

Hope that helps you.