Google strongly recommends using an ads.txt file on Your websites. If there’s an issue with ads.txt on your site, you’ll see an alert in your AdSense account. In general, it is easy to add the ads.txt file on static sites or WordPress blogs. All you have to do is upload the file to the server or use a plugin on WordPress sites.
in Django, things are a little more complicated. You have 2 options: use a dedicated package or create a custom view with the ads.txt content.
a) Use django-ads-txt, a simple Django app to manage ads.txt file from admin panel
1. Install the package
pip install django-ads-txt
2. Add ‘ads_txt’ to your INSTALLED_APPS setting.
3. Run the migrate management command
4. To activate ads.txt generation on your Django site, add the next line to your URLconf:
5. Add the domains you need to appear from the admin panel.
b) Create a custom view with the ads.txt content
Another way if you do not want to install a package is to create a custom view with the ads.txt content, following the steps below:
1. In the views.py file create the ads_txt function:
# for ads.txt from django.http import HttpResponse from django.views.decorators.http import require_GET @require_GET # only allow GET requests def ads_txt(request): content = 'google.com, pub-xxx, DIRECT, xxx' return HttpResponse(content, content_type="text/plain")
2. Add the route in the urls.py file
from your_application.views import ads_txt ... path('ads.txt', ads_txt),