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Adsense emails an apology for late checks
Marcia




msg:1459926
 12:59 am on Feb 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

An email just came through apologizing and explaining that checks in some geographical areas were sent out late this month. They were mailed out between Feb. 2nd. and Feb. 6th and should be here in a short time.

Added:
Whoops, it's been mentioned in this thread at the same time:

[webmasterworld.com...]

It's a tremendous relief to get official word! It would have been a serious problem had the postal service lost batches of mail, which is what I was worried about.

 

feeder




msg:1459956
 2:28 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

No cheque New Zealand (hardly surprising)

gorfmeister




msg:1459957
 12:26 am on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Actual online payment report from a fairly large direct competitor of Google:

02-10-2004 09:44:41 $****x.xx Payment Issued via Check
02-01-2004 00:00:00 $****x.xx Net Revenue Earned for: 1-2004
01-09-2004 10:07:38 $xxxx.xx Payment Issued via Check
01-01-2004 00:00:00 $xxxx.xx Net Revenue Earned for: 12-2003
12-10-2003 10:23:13 $xxxx.xx Payment Issued via Check
12-01-2003 00:00:00 $xxxx.xx Net Revenue Earned for: 11-2003

I got my Google payment exactly one month after the payment from my other pay per click ad provider! Year end checks and 1099s were no problem for them.

europeforvisitors




msg:1459958
 1:50 am on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

How did the amounts compare? Is there a good reason not to use your other ad provider for everything?

Powdork




msg:1459959
 4:57 am on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm not certain exactly where my check is coming from but I know when I mail something to the bay area from here it takes two days. Tops. I still didn't get a check that was mailed at the latest on the 6th?

skipfactor




msg:1459960
 3:43 pm on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Received my check yesterday.

mbennie




msg:1459961
 4:45 pm on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

For those that are unhappy with the payments, why not just quit the program?

macrost




msg:1459962
 8:24 pm on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Missouri here, still no check. :(

Mac

<added>
Had gf check mail, first google check I have ever had! Gotta copy this baby!
</added>

[edited by: macrost at 9:52 pm (utc) on Feb. 12, 2004]

ahmad




msg:1459963
 9:25 pm on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Got mine yesterday in California. It took the check 40 days (since the end of the period) to get here - only 5 miles away from the Google headquarters... A little slower than having a snail deliver the mail! :)

Teshka




msg:1459964
 9:32 pm on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

>For those that are unhappy with the payments, why not just quit the program?

We like the payments. When we get 'em ;)

Still waiting in WA. I wonder if I'll get the payment sent (for Feb) update before the Jan payment comes?

coconutz




msg:1459965
 9:38 pm on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>They were mailed out between Feb. 2nd. and Feb. 6th and should be here in a short time.

Check arrived yesterday - postmarked February 7, 2004 PM

>>I'm not certain exactly where my check is coming from

Google Inc.
New York, New York 10018

Powdork




msg:1459966
 11:05 pm on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

So who do we notify when it becomes obvious our checks aren't coming (lost in the mail, etc.)?

ken_b




msg:1459967
 11:27 pm on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Powdork;

I just looked. On the Contact us form on the adsense report page there is a "Payments" choice in the drop down list of contact reasons.

I'd start there.

AdSenseAdvisor




msg:1459968
 2:09 am on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Powdork,

ken_b's advice is good - you can also email the AdSense support team directly. Either way, if it's been 30 days since your check was mailed (40 days if you're outside of the U.S.), the support team can help you get started on a reissue request.

ASA.

Powdork




msg:1459969
 7:21 am on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

When you say '30 days since your check was mailed" I'm not sure what to use as a reference point. Is it the date (1/21/04) listed in the account control panel. Or is it the "sometime between 2/02/04 and 2/06/04" from the email after which this thread is titled. It's difficult for someone who hasn't gotten the check to know when it was mailed. Given that it would be coming from New York to Cali, and that some were postmarked on the 7th, when is the last time I could expect it?

dogboy




msg:1459970
 3:57 pm on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

>Are you [...] doubting the sincerity of what they wrote [...]?

...ahhhh.... yeah. Mine just came in postmarked the 9th. Sounds like whoever penned that email was either not 'sincere', or not 'informed', or both... but I assure you, as I hold the envelope in my hand, not all payments were sent out as they claim.

as far as the contract and 'mail' goes, I wrote this in the other thread that was locked and hidden from non-WebmasterWorld-members...

".... when it comes to contracts and money, I am nothing other than 'literal'. It says, again, "Note: We will mail you a check for your account balance within 30 days"... so, literally, Google has accepted the responsibility to send me my payment within 30 days of the end of every calendar month by either delivering the check to 1.) US Postal worker, 2.) a US Mail Recepticle (mailbox), or 3.) a US Mail Post Office..... there is no other way to read this. It does not say Google will mail my check to anybody other than me. It doesn't say Google will send (to me or a third party) payment by any other means besides US Mail. If Google wants to subcontract another company to cut and mail checks to me, fine, but Google, by terms of its own TOS, must deliver my check to the US Mail within 30 days of the close of the pay period or they are in breach of contract. Period."

...and at the risk of double posting, I think that pretty much sums up my feelings about this as well as my advice to Powdork (as well as to anyone else, including Google) as to how to read the agreement.

ok... I am done posting about late checks... as to all of you that still don't get why this issue is a big deal, basically it comes down to honor, a person's or entity's 'word', as well as basic business and the nature of agreements. After all the care I have taken to make all my sites compliant, etc. the only thing that Google had/has to do, to hold up its end of our agreement, is simply pay on time.... that is it. It is their only legal responsibility to me, and it is precisely the thing they can't seem to get a handle on.

... as they say, you are only as good as your word.

Powdork




msg:1459971
 4:21 pm on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Perhaps instead of adding a feature to track UPS and FedEx shipments, Google should add a feature wherein we can search Google to find where our Adsense check is.;)

Dogboy,
I gather you say I should give it a couple more days?

NevadaStar




msg:1459972
 4:41 pm on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I got my December AdSense check in Las Vegas on Feb. 12th, postmarked in NY the 7th.

4eyes




msg:1459973
 6:44 pm on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

For those that are unhappy with the payments, why not just quit the program?

Cripes, not another one!

There are so many things wrong with the logic here that beggars belief.

Can we have an end to the 'if you don't like it, why don't you leave' nonsense.
Its wrong, doesn't add anything to the discussion and has been already kicked to death.

This forum is for discussing Adsense, good and bad.

If you don't like it when we discuss problems with Adsense..........

europeforvisitors




msg:1459974
 8:19 pm on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nobody's objecting to discussing the "good and bad" of AdSense in this forum, but the "Got your check yet?" threads waste almost as much bandwidth as the Google update threads on the Google News forum--even when people don't have anything to complain about. :-)

onfire




msg:1459975
 9:50 pm on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

but the "Got your check yet?" threads waste almost as much bandwidth as the Google update threads on the Google News forum--even when people don't have anything to complain about. :-)

Disagree with you there! I think its more valuable than the "why don't you leave or quit replies/posts"

If its so so so so so not interesting, then why even bother to read it in the first place? never mind posting & replying.

The i got my cheque thread offers a lot more value than you think, and it reassures many a publisher waiting for this valuable piece of paper, especially in recent months where getting your cheque on time seems to be hit or miss right now and they are really struggling to get to grips with this Send Data to the Printers - Print Cheque - Put in post. This is one algo that needs updating urgently!

I know that if i see someone in Germany or Holland or Belgium posting that they have their cheques today, then you sort of know yours is coming very soon.

4eyes




msg:1459976
 11:24 pm on Feb 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nobody's objecting to discussing the "good and bad" of AdSense in this forum

EPV,
The 'if you don't like it then leave the program' post sure looks likes it to me. Its getting to be a 'pat response' from those that don't like any comments publishing that appear to be critical of Google.

dauction




msg:1459977
 1:47 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ok..so now everyone has finally recveived Decembers check..in Feb.. has anyone heard if January's check will arrive on time (payment in Feb) . are we going to receive 2 checks this month or not?

Or will adsense set back our Jan checks until March?

Zola




msg:1459978
 10:02 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

I got my December AdSense check today on Feb. 18th, postmarked in NY the 10th.

Powdork




msg:1459979
 4:25 pm on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Google, i apologize. My check came on the 17th, but was postmarked in NY on the 6th. Looks like the fault lies with the old USPS this time. I guess they went the long way.

mbennie




msg:1459980
 4:57 pm on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>4eyes

The fact is, it's no different than a landlord renting a house to someone who pays their rent a bit late and complains incessantly about it.

He has the option to evict them, or live with it. If he chooses to live with it he should stop whining. It's HIS decision.

You have the same decision to make. Remove the AdSense from your site or live with it. I'm not a Google cheerleader, just a realist who takes responsibility for my decisions.

Things don't always go 100% as planned in the real world. I know that. I also know Google isn't going to cheat me or steal the money they agreed to pay.

Stop whining about the check being a few days late and move on to something productive. If you can't do that, find another advertiser who pays more quickly.

onfire




msg:1459981
 5:21 pm on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

He has the option to evict them, or live with it. If he chooses to live with it he should stop whining. It's HIS decision.

If in your example the Landlord getting the rent paid on time as per the contract, and up until recently they had been model tenants and paid on time as per the contract, but for the last 2 months they had paid late, which causes him cash flow problems to pay his bills and so and so on, and he then decides the best course of action was to remind them and ask for it to be paid on time next month please.

Is this whining or someone who is doing good business?

Because if he ignores the problem and lives with it as you suggest, you can guarantee it will get worse and they will not only start getting later with payments, they are in fact more likely to skip payments and take advantage of the fact that there’s no pressure from the landlord to pay.

Without pressure nothing gets changed in favour of the worker or those at the bottom of ladder relying on the big guys to play & treat you fairly, unless they are prepared to make it know they want to see change, as they are not happy with certain issues.

This board is to discuss good & bad of AdSense, and all posts should be respected accordingly.

Whether you want to have a controlled rant, or post I love Adsense, both should be welcomed here and discussed accordingly.

dauction




msg:1459982
 2:29 am on Feb 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Can anyone answer my question? .. google rarely answers emails..

What do you think ; will we receive January's check this month (Feb) or will it also be a month (2-3 weeks)behind like decembers were for many of us.

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