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Google pay day?
When Google actually pays out?
freitasm

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Msg#: 283 posted 11:41 pm on Aug 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hello! lurking around here lots, first post...

It's now 2nd Aug, and my site actually got into the 3 figures with Google AdSense this month (my first month!).

I still see no "Payment" in the Account Information tab in the admin interface.

I thought Google closes the month on the last day. Or does the system have different pay days?

I've also seen reports about CTR, and the average in my site is 1.3%, which I think is good, but any comment welcome.

 

valortrade

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Msg#: 283 posted 12:10 am on Aug 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Or does the system have different pay days?

Probably you have to wait till around August 10 to see the final July numbers, based on last month experience. Then, you have to await another 10 business days to get the check.

Jenstar

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Msg#: 283 posted 12:36 am on Aug 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

From the AdSense FAQ:
Google will mail you a check within 30 days after the end of each month that Google AdWords ads are running on your site if your earned balance is US $100 or more. If your account balance is less than $100, we'll send you a check at the end of the first month after your balance reaches $100. Additionally, we will pay out all accounts at the end of each year, regardless of account balance.

People in the US started to receive their June checks about July 24th or 25th. They showed up in the account stats as being processed on the 10th.

Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com] freitasm!

freitasm

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Msg#: 283 posted 10:47 am on Aug 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks all for your comments and the welcome note :)

freitasm

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Msg#: 283 posted 11:42 pm on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hmm... Getting nervous here. It's the 21st NZ (20th EST) now (yep we're GMT+12), and I still don't see any Payment on the Google Adsense site to my account.

I understand my first month (June) was under the threshold, but July was above the level (and so it's August already, yes!).

So, I'm holding my breath every morning while checking AdSense to see if the payment information shows up - but nothing so far :`(

AdSense replied to a query saying they're checking the logs, etc... I'm happy with results on Adsense - in terms of quality, CTR, but I want to see the magic numbers showing up here :)

seaboy

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Msg#: 283 posted 11:53 pm on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Freitasm, last month it said that they were processed on the 10th (or somewhere around there), but after it didn't arrive within a week I wrote to Google and they explained it hadn't really been processed then at all (!) - and they would be mailed on the 21st/22nd. I really wouldn't worry about it, but maybe write to them if it doesn't show by the begining of next month.

(PS - I don't think you're supposed to share your CTR according to the Terms of Service - but I think you're doing ok)

freitasm

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Msg#: 283 posted 1:10 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks Seaboy...

Yes, I know about the CTR comment in the first post - silly. But there's no Owner Edit for the first post, so I can't change it :(

Jon_King

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Msg#: 283 posted 1:18 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Jenstar,
Thanks for the reminder to read the Faq and Policies at AdSense... you've caught me several times! I'm starting to think the links should be at the top of the forum.

:)Jon

Jenstar

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Msg#: 283 posted 1:38 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

LOL - many, many questions can be answered by a read through of the FAQ, terms and policies. But many people don't give them more than a two second glance before checking off the "I read the terms and conditions" box when signing up for AdSense, or any other program for that matter :)

davewray

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Msg#: 283 posted 7:37 pm on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm with freitasm on this one. I too have had a full month (July) of adsense up and easily surpassed the minimum payment amount. It is now the 21st of August and no payment info has been posted. A previous poster said that it took G about 10 days to mail the checks. If this is so, then I and many others will not be receiving payment from Google 30 days after month end as they so state.

Dave.

Blue_Fin

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Msg#: 283 posted 8:32 pm on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Google says they will be mailing payment within 30 days following the end of the month, not that you will be receiving payment by that time.

4. When do I get paid?
Google will mail you a check within 30 days after the end of each calendar month that Google AdWords ads are running on your site if your earned balance is US $100 or more. If your account balance is less than $100, we'll send you a check at the end of the first month after your balance reaches $100. Additionally, we will pay out all accounts at the end of each year, regardless of account balance.

Jenstar

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Msg#: 283 posted 8:37 pm on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

You also have to remember that there were only 10 or so days in June for AdSense to be sending a payment on, since it was a new program. But we should see something within the next week in our accounts.

It is also worth noting that Google is one of the fastest paying ad networks - most are paying on 60 or 90 day terms - and some even longer than that. Sending payment after 30 days is pretty excellent, even if they wait until that 30th day to cut and send the checks.

davewray

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Msg#: 283 posted 3:46 am on Aug 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Bluefin...Google Also says this right on your personal account page:

"Note: You will RECEIVE a check for your account balance WITHIN 30 days of the end of every calendar month that your earnings amount to $100 or more. We will also pay out all accounts at the end of the year, regardless of balance."

valortrade

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Msg#: 283 posted 3:59 am on Aug 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Bluefin's point is the difference between "Google will issue a check" and "You will RECEIVE a check for your account balance WITHIN 30 days of the end of every calendar month that your earnings amount to $100 or more."

I think Google could publish the earning stats and even cut and send the checks by Aug. 31 but it looks we would not "receive" the checks in August.

Jenstar

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Msg#: 283 posted 4:10 am on Aug 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Good spotting that davewray - I never looked at it closely enough to realize there was a discrepancy. The FAQ will overrule that note in the account though. And I wonder how long it will take Google to make the change to the account page ;)

WebWalla

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Msg#: 283 posted 7:06 am on Aug 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think Google made a mistake when they worded that sentence - they have absolutely no way of guaranteeing when you actually RECEIVE your check, particularly for foreign participants in AdSense like myself. And even for US webmasters, they have no control over postal services. They should change it to ISSUE.

jilla

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Msg#: 283 posted 5:11 pm on Aug 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Can anyone say if they received a check if there earnings by July 31st were over 100.00? I too find that my earnings are over 100.00 by that period but I see nothing in my stats to indicate payment is processed and it's the 23rd of August. I realize they have the 30 days after end of month but my understanding is some people saw things processed in their stats on the 10th of July for June earnings so I assumed it might appear by now online for July earnings. Thanks.

Jenstar

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Msg#: 283 posted 7:41 pm on Aug 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

jilla - June had only 10 days of AdSense, so it isn't surprising that they got the checks out earlier, not to mention the sheer number of publishers who have signed up since then.

I believe everyone saw the payments show up in their accounts at the same time for the June checks, so it will probably be the same this time around too. You will definitely see something in your account by this time next week ;)

freitasm

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Msg#: 283 posted 9:26 pm on Aug 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

jilla - June had only 10 days of AdSense, so it isn't surprising that they got the checks out earlier, not to mention the sheer number of publishers who have signed up since then.
I believe everyone saw the payments show up in their accounts at the same time for the June checks, so it will probably be the same this time around too. You will definitely see something in your account by this time next week ;)

jenstar, jilla and I are worried about July. As jilla pointed is now 23rd Aug, in his case and my case July had more than $100 worth and it's not showing as processed.

Google says "you'll receive a check within 30 days" on their status page - "You will receive a check for your account balance within 30 days of the end of every calendar month that your earnings amount to $100 or more".

June is not the case here anymore.

universetoday

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Msg#: 283 posted 10:10 pm on Aug 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm in the same situation. I earned less than the minumum in June, more in July, and I'm well over the minimum already for August and no comment on payment.

Blue_Fin

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Msg#: 283 posted 12:11 am on Aug 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

For those of you who are so concerned about this, why don't you email Google and ask them?

Jenstar

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Msg#: 283 posted 1:09 am on Aug 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

Regardless, Google still has thirty days to process a check to get it mailed for July. Google could well wait until August 30th to do that. I believe it was an editing mistake on Google's part to say a check would be received within 30 days on the account page. The FAQ & Terms will always override what ever is written anywhere else, and it is those terms and FAQ that you agreed to when you decided to display AdSense ads for Google.

And the FAQ says: Google will mail you a check within 30 days after the end of each calendar month that Google AdWords ads are running on your site if your earned balance is US $100 or more.

As long as you earned more than $100 US by the end of July, they will mail out a check sometime between August 1st and August 30th. Nobody is showing checks as being processed yet, so you are not being excluded for any reason. Many of us have checks worth well over the minimum, and those checks have not been processed either.

I brought up June's checks as an example of why those checks were sent so much earlier, mainly because Google was only processing and auditing 10 days worth of clicks and earnings, as opposed to 31 days worth in July.

I agree with Blue_Fin, if you are concerned, you should be dropping them an email - but you will likely just be directed to the FAQ that states they have 30 days to process a payment for displaying AdSense. If August 31st comes along without any payment being processed in your account, that is when you should start becoming concerned. But until then, don't worry, Google has thirty days, and it sounds like they are going to use up most of them ;)

DavidP

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Msg#: 283 posted 1:13 am on Aug 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

I don't imagine that they'll be doing much cheque processing over the weekend, so you may as well wait for COB Monday to get edgy.

Realistically though, payments terms of 30 days generally means that the cheque will be cut on the 30th day - unless there are so many cheques to produce that there are concerns that they will not all be processed in time - which I suspect is what happened in the first month.

Given that the major advertisers are extended 15 day payment terms and their cheques may take time to clear (10 seconds to 10 days depending on the evilness of their bank) it would be cash flow suicide to pay out early.

That being said, my earnings were too low to get a cheque in the first round, so I'm dead keen to see my first one arrive in the mail.

freitasm

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Msg#: 283 posted 1:47 am on Aug 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've email Google before, they said they're going thru all logs.

And the FAQ says: Google will mail you a check within 30 days after the end of each calendar month that Google AdWords ads are running on your site if your earned balance is US $100 or more.

Which is very different from what is on the detals page and I quoted before : "You will receive a check for your account balance within 30 days of the end of every calendar month that your earnings amount to $100 or more".

I think Google has two different wordings for the same thing. I agree that paying after 30 days of the end of the month is sensible. But the wording is misleading somewhere else on the same site.

Jenstar

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Msg#: 283 posted 1:53 am on Aug 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

I agree it is a little misleading - but I also think it is just an editing error on their part when someone added the text to that page. I am sure that page didn't go through the rigorous checking and re-checking by copy writers and lawyers for wording that documents such as the FAQ, policies and terms did.

Even then, it would be hard for them to specify a time frame for a check to be received in, especially when you are dealing with publishers worldwide.

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