Friends, if you’re into blogging and have already received approval for AdSense, you must have received a notification in your AdSense account about “Seller.json.” So, did you look for a solution to that notification? Well, of course, you must have, otherwise, you wouldn’t have come across my article.
In today’s article, I’ll explain what Seller.json is all about and what we should do if we are receiving this notification in our AdSense account so that we can address this notification properly.
What is Seller.json in Google Adsense
First of all, let me clarify that Seller.json is not an error, and it won’t have any impact on the monetization of your blog. In simple words, Seller.json is a publicly available file that serves the purpose of transparency between Publishers and Advertisers.
The Seller.json file stores data for Google AdSense publishers. If you’re a publisher, it means you’re displaying ads from advertisers on your website.
There’s no need to be overly concerned when you see this notification because, as I mentioned earlier, it’s not an error; it’s solely for maintaining transparency between advertisers and publishers. This allows advertisers to know where their ads are being displayed.
Friends, you’re probably aware that an advertiser pays you through Google AdSense to display their ads on your website. In return for this, the advertiser deserves to know where their ads are being shown.
By including your information in the Seller.json file, advertisers can easily identify and verify the websites where their ads are being displayed. The Seller.json file provides transparency between Google AdSense publishers and advertisers, helping them recognize and authenticate the websites where their advertisements are being featured.
How to Fix Google AdSense Seller.json File Issue Step By Step
Friends, as I mentioned above, Seller.json is not an error, and its solution is also very simple. I will guide you through the entire process step by step:
- Firstly, you need to log in to your Google AdSense account. Then, on your dashboard, you’ll find a yellow notification at the top. Click on “Action.”
- If you don’t see it on your dashboard, click on the notification icon, and you’ll find the Seller.json notification. Click on “Action.”
- Clicking on “Action” will take you to your Account Information settings.
- After reaching the Account Information settings, you need to find the “Seller Information Visibility” section.
- In the “Seller Information Visibility” section, it is usually set to “Confidential” by default. You need to select “Transparency” there and enter your website’s domain name. Please note that you should only enter the domain name, not the full URL, such as (asheeshkg.com).
- Finally, after entering the domain name, click anywhere on the page. The setting you’ve changed will automatically be saved, and the Seller.json issue will be resolved on your website within a few hours.
What type of information will appear in the sellers.json file?
Friends, now if we talk about the type of information collected in the Seller.json file, let me tell you that if you leave the default settings, only your Google AdSense publisher ID will be stored in the Seller.json file. Your name and domain name will not be stored.
And if you select Transparency, then the Seller.json file will store your domain name, your name, and your publisher ID. In the Seller Type section, every publisher will remain labeled as “publisher.”
If you wish, you can view the Seller.json file from here, and in this file, you can see the information and the list of all publishers, including your publisher ID.