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AdSense December check has arrived
yobo




msg:1348571
 8:00 pm on Jan 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

December check arrived today in the Northeast tundra of the United States aka Maine!

Yahoo Google!

 

quiet




msg:1348631
 1:09 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Worker... actually I'm glad people are posting. I've been searching around the house thinking that the check got stuck in a magazine or something. It's good to know I didn't miss it.

--q

Marcia




msg:1348632
 1:14 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

1099 arrived in SoCal today, but no check yet.

yzaholdings




msg:1348633
 1:26 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

got mine today!

location: london, ontario (canada)

Max_mb




msg:1348634
 1:58 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Cheque recieved today. VIC Australia.

Was Mailed 26 Jan.

newbies




msg:1348635
 2:18 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

got 1099 today but not Dce check which was sent out on Jan 21st.

California.

NeverHome




msg:1348636
 2:21 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Cheque arrived today... Wairoa, New Zealand.

pcmike




msg:1348637
 3:03 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Here's what Google said to me when I inquired about the Dec. check that still has not arrived...

<paraphrase>Payment was mailed on January 21st. Most publishers will receive their check 2-3 weeks after the mailing date,
in can take 6-9 weeks for payments to arrive. We will accept requests for check reissues 30 days after mailing date. If you do not receive your check by February 23rd, please email.</paraphrase>

Two to three weeks to arrive? Sometime 6 to 9 weeks? Who do they think they're kidding.

[edited by: Jenstar at 4:14 am (utc) on Feb. 3, 2004]
[edit reason] No email quotes as per TOS, thanks! [/edit]

richmondsteve




msg:1348638
 3:52 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Like Marcia I received the 1099 today, but haven't received the check. I'm in Virginia (east coast US) and usually receive the check the same day people start posting the "I got my check!" threads. If it doesn't arrive by middle of next week I'll contact them.

ChrisKud5




msg:1348639
 3:55 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

No check for Chicago yet

Jenstar




msg:1348640
 4:19 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

6 to 9 weeks

Some countries have mail service that leaves much to be desired - they aren't all as speedy as the USPS. There are publishers here who routinely receive checks 2-3 months after it is mailed.

I think 30 days is reasonable for US publishers. For non-US publishers, I think it is about 6-8 weeks.

irock




msg:1348641
 4:57 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hmm... only take about 5 biz days to get to Hong Kong... not too bad.

level80




msg:1348642
 10:40 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think 30 days is reasonable for US publishers. For non-US publishers, I think it is about 6-8 weeks.

Well it takes four days from being posted in New York to here (which is near Liverpool in England). Google send it airmail - so it's far quicker than 6-8 weeks you suggest for non-US publishers. However if they sent it surface mail it could take as long as that.

So I expect my cheque tomorrow.... or any day now....

ska_demon




msg:1348643
 11:38 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Jeez! didn't spot this thread til this morning. Its the 3rd Feb 04 and I still haven't seen my check.
Hmmmmmmm?I suppose the uk is quite a long way for the ponies to run ;)
Ska

level80




msg:1348644
 12:21 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Its the 3rd Feb 04 and I still haven't seen my check.
Hmmmmmmm?I suppose the uk is quite a long way for the ponies to run ;)

Well the November cheques came out earlier in the month of December than normal because of Christmas. At least there aren't Royal Mail strikes to delay your cheque this month. On average the "Payment sent" date (including the late October cheque which skews results) is around the 24th or 25th of each month. If you don't count that result it comes out to the 21st - so this month is just average...

Although I agree with you it does seem a long time.

Payment Sent Date Franked (NY) Date Postmarked (NY)
24th Sept '03 26th Sept '03 27th Sept '03
27th Oct '03 31st Oct '03 31st Oct '03
8th Dec '03 11th Dec '03 12th Dec '03
17th Dec '03 22rd Dec '03 23nd Dec '03

21st Jan '03 23rd-26th Jan '03? 24th-27th Jan '03?

The only thing I can think of is that the date between payment being sent and posted is getting longer. Perhaps as the number of Adsense advertisers grows longer it takes longer.

The only other thing I can think of is that due to the recent grounded British Airways flights - airmail deliveries from the US to the UK have been disrupted due to these planes being grounded here and not being able to carry airmail on their return trip.

ronin




msg:1348645
 1:11 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Haven't seen my cheque yet.

What's really odd though, is why AdSense isn't yet using a posted cheque as a last resort to electronic transfer.

I'm not really bothered how it does it, and I would prefer it doesn't go through a third party, but Google is big enough and technologically cutting-edge enough it ought to be able to click its fingers and ten thousand electronic AdSense payments fly up on bank screens all over the world.

At least that might put an end to the prospect of cheques bound for Mediterranean islands ending up in homonymous US cities, eh? >;->

Jenstar




msg:1348646
 4:09 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think 30 days is reasonable for US publishers. For non-US publishers, I think it is about 6-8 weeks.

level80, I was referring to the earlier post - the 30 days / 6-8 weeks is the time frame you have to wait before you can ask Google to reissue a check.

dogboy




msg:1348647
 4:10 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've sat here for about 10 minutes trying to put this in a nice-public-forum-kind-of-way, but this payment thing is driving me crazy.

- they were 20 days late with a check because they didnt have the foresight to remember that Thankgiving was a holiday.... call that what you like, but I call that breach of contract... the only thing they have to do is pay me and they do it so ungratefully, I'm surprised they don't spit in my envelope. Their handling of this AFTER they screwed up was just as bad as screwing up in the first place. "oh, yeah, we're late.... we'll get it to you, don't worry about it"... sorry but their lame non-excuse left me thousands shy and scrambling.

- my checks come at different times of the month.... sometimes before my bill cycles, sometimes like this one, afterwards.... this simply cause all sorts of anxiety and transferring thousands of dollars around out of lines of credit to other accounts so I can cover my bills.... so I pay interest on loans so they can hold my money in a bank and gain interest off it?

-They choose not to offer wire transfers or fedex.... 6 weeks to get a check delivered? I can understand why they may make you wait to *cut* the check, but from there on out, its my money and I should have access to it and they should be happy to send it to me. My rule of thumb is that after $5k/mo I want it sent fed-ex or wired with a nice thank you letter telling me how much they appreciate my efforts.

...It's just irritating to be treated like this and have their arrogant "if there is anything I can do" autoreplies saying take it or leave it, when they know they are the only game in town right now... they don't have to take such an attidude... is there anything you can do? yeah, shut your mouth ...I don't care if you send my money by donkey, but get it to me on time every month. So let's just forget all the friendly dialogue, because I really don't like you, and get down to business... I gave you the traffic so you could have a supply so you could get others to pre-pay for it... you owe me tens of thousands of dollars... don't send me any crap in the mail for xmas, just lose the attitude, and pay me.

aroach




msg:1348648
 4:24 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Springfield, MO
Nada

I'm in Springfield, MO too. No check for me either.

jatar_k




msg:1348649
 4:48 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

well said dogboy

onfire




msg:1348650
 5:04 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

dogboy

Have to say what a good rant that was too.

Your quite right, and i am fed up of hearing on how grateful we should all be to be in this program, when its a 2 way street here, they get the money because we supply the traffic.

Forget all "this program is better than this one", and that others only pay every 90 days etc, for some publishers there's thousands of $ involved and its not right to be kept waiting for a cheque that might arrive and it might not.

For ASA

How about an update on the payment issue, and a general ETA of direct payment being implemented?

Jenstar




msg:1348651
 5:07 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

AdSense Advisor commented on the payment issue just two weeks ago:

At this time, I don't have any information about alternate payment methods, other than the "I know that they're working on it, but I don't have a date." It is one of the top requests from AdSense publishers, though, so I'll let you know when more info is available.
[webmasterworld.com...] msg # 8

trillianjedi




msg:1348652
 5:08 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

well said dogboy

Seconded.

Would appreciate seeing AdSenseAdvisors response.

TJ

anxvariety




msg:1348653
 5:18 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

dogboy, your posts are great. I completely agree. It's not treated like priority at all.. it's more like something that might come on time, but if it doesn't you can just wait around courtesy of G.

I think it's hard for some publishers to understand.. I'm in the same boat though.. My payments are significant, and fuel many of my high expenses.

I have to spend many hours writing up emails to my creditors to get fees reversed when checks are late like this.

<add>dogboy, the donkey part is hilarious.</add>

[edited by: anxvariety at 5:26 pm (utc) on Feb. 3, 2004]

davewray




msg:1348654
 5:19 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

dogboy...sorry, but your post is just a big ****ing session. Hell, maybe an actual Google employee should deliver your check to you, bow to you and thank you profusely for participating in their program which you, of course, make work. If you run your business that way then you get no sympathy from me. Besides, write your damn loan off at tax time...

The big companies have always had the upper hand on us smaller guys. Just look at your telephone company. If your phone service gets screwed up and you call customer service, you'll be on hold for up to half an hour to talk to a real person. Then, once you finally get a hold of someone they say, "Sorry bout that, we'll look into it to fix it". The next day they might actually do something about it. BUT, be one day late for a payment to the phone company and you're public enemy number one to them.....

<added>I do agree that other payment options should be available...and it sounds like they're working on that</added>

donstar




msg:1348655
 5:28 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

dogboy

You need to remember that it is Google which gives us most of the traffic to our site. So, we need to be doubly thankful... For the traffic and also for adsense. This adsense has really been a boon for most of us. Find ways to thank & repay Google instead of grumbling! dogboy, patience is a virtue....try to cultivate it :)

Brett_Tabke




msg:1348656
 5:29 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

after 4 yrs of service to this community, a couple before that over at sef... we'll give a rant or two leg room. DB has been around more aff/advertising programs than the two of us combined. He knows of which he speaks.

G does need to get this whole thing settled. These are amateur mistakes.

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 5:33 pm (utc) on Feb. 3, 2004]

Visi




msg:1348657
 5:30 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Takes out a large pin...pops the bubble:)

Not sure what world you are living in but net 30 for payment is pretty good by us:) Sure wish all my recievables were under 45 days.

trillianjedi




msg:1348658
 5:32 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

patience is a virtue....try to cultivate it :)

In business, patience with clients paying their bills is an unnecessary expense.

TJ

Brett_Tabke




msg:1348659
 5:34 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

I run under the "touch a piece of paper once" rule. I try to have all bills paid in 1hr of receiving them.

davewray




msg:1348660
 5:47 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ok, I'll agree that the late payment last November was a mistake on Google's part and was not handled well at all. However, Google is an amateur with respect to this aspect of their business. If they repeat the same mistake later, then harsh criticism must and will ensue.

FromRocky




msg:1348661
 5:49 pm on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

May all these delays something to do with the yearend tax issues, especially for US publishers?

Just my view. I donít know about your guys but I go to this business that is purely based on a business decision. If there were no Google my business is not feasible. Therefore, no Google will be no business for me. Both my AdSense earning and AdWords expense each month are in four digits and I have to pay AdWords expense from my credit card well ahead of AdSense earning received. I paid the AdWords expense at least after the ad has been run unlike Overture charged me before I have not spent any cent on ads. Thus, I have no complain as long as I make some money from their programs.

[edited by: FromRocky at 6:23 pm (utc) on Feb. 3, 2004]

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