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How to fix the "earnings at risk" error and ads.txt issues on Adsense?

When I started using Adsense I was shocked that, after a few days with decent revenue, it suddenly dropped to 0. I had previously followed the steps to upload the right ads.txt file to my root domain, and I could see it by opening https://kobadoo.com/ads.txt.

After waiting for a week with the annoying message "Earnings at risk" being displayed and zero earnings, I figured out what the problem actually was. I was able to access ads.txt, but Google bots weren't.

My robots.txt file had this content:

    User-agent: *
    Allow: /index.html
    Disallow: /


I changed it to the one below, and after a few hours the error message disappeared and the earnings came back to normal.

    User-agent: *
    Allow: /

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