Android Question Support for AdMob app-ads.txt files

kisoft

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Hello, I have received such information from ADMob
We are pleased to announce that August 8, 2019, AdMob will start supporting the app-ads.txt file security for publishers who have placed this file in their developer domain.

What is it and do I need to take any action?
 

Filippo

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ndroid apps has the url so I put the file withoujt problem.
and where are you url? I do not know where to look.
 

Pendrush

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Problem for me is , For ios apps there is no url, and at itunes connect i cant find any place to specify a domain for the app. Android apps has the url so I put the file withoujt problem.
If Marketing Url is empty then AdMob can't find url.
I also have problem with some apps, with empty Marketing Url.
This need to be tested, but worth to try.
 

tufanv

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To change the marketing url, we have to submit a new build. omg what a silly thing. What if we dont use the txt file ?
If Marketing Url is empty then AdMob can't find url.
I also have problem with some apps, with empty Marketing Url.
This need to be tested, but worth to try.
 

Filippo

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Filippo

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What if we dont use the txt file ?
Use of app-ads.txt is not mandatory, but is highly recommended, especially if you are concerned that others may be spoofing your app.
 

Pendrush

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To change the marketing url, we have to submit a new build. omg what a silly thing. What if we dont use the txt file ?
Yep. I have just submitted updates for app, only reason is to add marketing url.
I will report my findings and connection between marketing url and admob domain for app.
 

sorex

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just wondering... if they are spoofing your app aren't they adding the same file or refering to the same url aswell? so what's the point?
 

Pendrush

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Just to confirm my findings.
Marketing URL is URL for AdMob app-ads.txt file.
After changing URL on Apple Store, you need to wait at least 4 days for AdMob to crawl it.
 

tufanv

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Just to confirm my findings.
Marketing URL is URL for AdMob app-ads.txt file.
After changing URL on Apple Store, you need to wait at least 4 days for AdMob to crawl it.
I have changed the marketing url of the apps 24 hours ago but admob console doesnt even show the url yet ? by 4 days to crawl you mean the urls take 4 days to appear or 4 days to status to go green ?
 

Pendrush

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I have changed the marketing url of the apps 24 hours ago but admob console doesnt even show the url yet ? by 4 days to crawl you mean the urls take 4 days to appear or 4 days to status to go green ?
After Apple approve your app, at least 4 days need to pass for AdMob to crawl and show your URL, for some app after 8 days in my case.
If URL and app-ads.txt are correct, it will appear green in same time when crawl occur.
 

sorex

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I had to update an app so I thought I could take benefit of it to upgrade firebase admob and add the app-ads.txt file.

while I have the file ready I have doubts where I should enter this domain url.

I don't see any "marketing url" as mentioned above just "website" in the google play apps store listing.
Is this the one?

If it is then I have a problem as it points to a facebook app page.
 
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