Creating an ads.txt redirect for hosted ads.txt

To use the Sortable hosted ads.txt feature, you need to redirect from: 

http://<YOURDOMAIN>/ads.txt 


to the URL provided on your Ads.txt page in Sortable Analytics (for example, http://ads.txt.sortable.com/<YOURDOMAIN>/ads.txt)


This article is for informational purposes only. For further instruction, we recommend consulting with your platform vendor.


We strongly recommended that you back up all files and test on a staging system before making any changes.

The exact steps to creating a redirect are dependent on the specific web hosting software/provider. Below are samples to redirect 'example.com' for a few common platforms. 

WordPress

There are several plugins available for WordPress to configure redirects. Redirection is a popular option available in the official WordPress Repository (https://wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/).

  1. After activating the plugin, navigate to Tools > Redirection.
  2. For the source URL, enter http://example.com/ads.txt
  3. For the target URL, enter http://ads.txt.sortable.com/example.com/ads.txt
  4. Click Add Redirection.

Full documentation can be found here: https://redirection.me.

Apache

Configure redirects in Apache via the mod_rewrite engine. Place rules either in the main server configuration or in an .htaaccess file.

For common file locations, see https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/HTTPD/DistrosDefaultLayout

  1. Create the following rule in the .htaccess file for the site:
RewriteRule ^ads\.txt$
"https\:\/\adstxt.sortable\.com\/example\.com\/ads\.txt"
[R=301,L]

Full documentation can be found here: https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/rewrite/remapping.html

Nginx

Nginx is highly customizable — configurations and file locations can differ between source repositories and implementations. It is strongly recommended that you work with your web administrator and platform vendor. 

  1. Configure redirects by updating the Server Block configuration for the site:

    location /ads.txt {            
    return 301 http://ads.txt.sortable.com/<YOURDOMAIN>/ads.txt
    }
    

Full documentation can be found here: https://docs.nginx.com/nginx/admin-guide/web-server/web-server/

Bluehost

Use the following settings to set up your URL on Bluehost.

Wix

For more information about how to set up your URL with Wix, see https://support.wix.com/en/article/setting-up-301-redirects-from-one-url-to-another.

If you do not see your provider listed above, contact your domain hosting provider for more information about setting up your URL.