I’m trying to set up my google adsense account so I can display ads on my new site. This is what the Google Domain set up says to do:
1. Log in to your account at smallbusiness.yahoo.com
2. Click Domain Control Panel below the domain you’d like to use with AdSense for domains
3. Click Manage Advanced DNS Settings.
4. By default, there are 2 A Records & 2 CNAME Records created for your domains, some of these will be replaced automatically
1. Click Add Record. Enter www for the source, and pub-xxxxxxxxx.afd.ghs.google.com. for the Destination (where pub-xxxxxxxxx is your unique string found on the AdSense for domains setup page). Click Submit, and click Submit on the following screen.
2. Click Add Record. Leave the Source field blank and enter XXX.XXX.XX.XX for Destination. Click Submit, and click Submit on the following screen.
3. Click Add Record. Leave the Source field blank and enter XXX.XXX.XX.XX for Destination. Click Submit, and click Submit on the following screen.
4. Click Add Record. Leave the Source field blank and enter XXX.XXX.XX.XX for Destination. Click Submit, and click Submit on the following screen.
5. Click Add Record. Leave the Source field blank and enter XXX.XXX.XX.XX for Destination. Click Submit, and click Submit on the following screen.
Congratulations! Your domain is now configured to point to Google. Keep in mind that changes to DNS record settings may take up to 48 hours.
(where the X’s are, are actual destination numbers; didn’t know if I should post that.)
By the time I get to step 2 of the second set of instructions, where it says to leave the source field blank, and I hit submit, I get a message that pops up and says, “The record that you requested cannot be set up because it would otherwise interfere with DNS records Yahoo! has created to support your service. Please choose a different source hostname.”
I am at a loss here. I contacted Yahoo! directly but the guy said he couldn’t help me because you cannot leave the source field blank and he had no other suggestions for me. I cannot find a way to contact Google directly and I found this question posed in the adsense forums but no one apparently knew the answer. I would appreciate some help. I’m sure some people who have Yahoo! Web Hosting services have Google Adsense on their site. I have limited experience in these matters. Thank you,
Regrettably, the agent is correct. You cannot set up a wildcard record (leaving the source empty), when you are utilizing a web hosting account with Yahoo!. You would need to have either a domains only or business mail account to set up wildcard records.
When using adsense, you should be able to just add the code to your page instead of setting up an A or CNAME record. I’ve actually never heard of the steps above for using adsense, what that is doing, is pointing your website to Google, not adding adsense I don’t think. Granted, I dont really use adsense, but last time I did, all I had to do was add the code snippet to my site pages.
You should be following the below steps.
Log in to the adsense account and obtain the HTML code for the approved site. Type in the username and password in the adsense log in box. Next click on the “Adsense setup” tab. Click on the “Adsense for content” link. Choose the “Ad unit” option in the next screen and select “Continue.” And finally select the correct “Ad format” and then choose “Continue.”
Copy and paste the generated ad code into the appropriate section of the web site. In the grey Google adsense box there is HTML code to copy into the user web site. Copy that code and place in the appropriate place in the web site.
on: 16th July 09