Following possible mistakes can show site connection issues in the Adsense account:
- If you have not provided the correct URL of your site.
- If your site is not working or down when Adsense is checking for verification code.
- If the email address linked to your site is different from the email address linked to the Adsense account.
In this article, I am going to help you fix the Site Unreachable issue in Adsense by providing step by step guide on fixing site connection issues.
How to fix the Adsense Unreachable Site issue?
When trying to connect a friend’s blog to Adsense, there were site connection issues, the site URL was correct and the setup code was in the right place, but Adsense was showing that your site is unreachable.
To solve this problem, I used some techniques that I am teaching you today through this article.
I have shared 4 techniques here, I don’t know which of these 4 techniques will work for your site. So read all the techniques mentioned here carefully and keep using them on your site.How to fix the Adsense Unreachable Site issue
Place the code correctly
If Adsense can’t confirm the code is placed correctly on your site, you’ll see a message on your Adsense account. Here are some things to check to help you fix connection issues.
The Adsense set up code is missing or incomplete:
- Did you paste the code into the HTML file of your site?
- Did you paste the code betweenandtags?
- Did you paste the code into the same site you used to sign up for Adsense?
If your site is running on WordPress CMS, then simply open the theme editor section, open header.php file, and paste the code betweenandtags. Or you can simply place the code without code editing by installing the Site Kit plugin.
If your blog is running on Blogger, first go to Theme, near the Customize button, you’ll see a down arrow icon, click on that icon and click on the Edit HTML option. Copy and paste the code betweenandtags.
Use same email address
Did you create an Adsense account with a different email address that has not been used on your site?
If the email used in the Blogger blog is different from the email used when opening an Adsense account, Adsense code verification may be problematic.
It will be better to use the same email address on both Adsense and blog if you don’t want the risk.
Make sure site URL is correct
This is a common mistake that happens while connecting the website on Adsense. If your website URL is not correct in your Adsense account, then you will get an unreachable site issue.
To make sure your website URL is correct, first check the spelling of the domain name. If you made a mistake, you can click on the pencil icon and update your URL.
If the domain name is correct, but still getting the same error, then follow my next step. Open another tab in your browser and check if your website is accessible when you try to open it on different link formats:
- Copy the link of your website showing at your Adsense account and check it on your browser.
Domain name forwarding
If your website is accessible on all possible link formats but still Adsense is showing “Your Site is Unreachable” then the steps explained here may help you.
First, log in to your GoDaddy account (or where you bought the domain from). Next, open the DNS management page of your domain. In the DNS management page, first, make sure CNAME and A records are properly added.GoDaddy DNS Management to make sure CNAME and A records are properly added
On the manage DNS page, scroll down to the Forwarding section, and under domain, click Add.
(As a default, you might see the forwarding option is empty. )Domain Forwarding Setup
Use the Forward To menu, select HTTP, or HTTPS for your site’s URL. In the blank field under forwarding To, enter your site URL with www. Example: www.example.com
Note: If you have added SSL and your website runs on https protocol then select https.
Make sure Forward Type is set to Permanent (301) and under settings Forward the Only option is selected as shown in the screenshot below.Domain forwarding settings
Once you completed forwarding the domain successfully, it’s time to forward the subdomain, under a subdomain, click Add.
First, enter the naked link of your site in the blank field without www and HTTP. Example: example.com.Subdomain forwarding
Next, use the Forward To menu, select HTTP or HTTPS for your site’s URL. In the blank field under forwarding To, enter your site URL with www. Example: www.example.com
Make sure Forward Type is set to Permanent (301) and under settings Forward the Only option is selected as shown in the screenshot below.Subdomain forwarding settings
Wait for 2 to 4 minutes, and go back to your Adsense account, then check if your site is reachable.
Did the techniques I mentioned here solve the site unreachable issues in your Adsense account?
If not, please check the robots.txt file of your website once. Google crawlers may have been blocked by mistake on robots.txt.
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