| 7:03 pm on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I never get to be the first to post the "payment in progress"!
But I am happy for you
please say whether you are receiving payment by check or EFT.
The only reason why I ask is because there seems to be a rumor going around that those who are paid by check get their PIP lines first.
| 7:41 pm on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I know its a small and "minute" thing but getting that PIP on a Friday when you have the EFT option means that you won't be able to actually "get" the payment until Monday at the earliest!
But one (meaning I) should be grateful that the "PIP" line is showing up for someone else because that means that its in the process of showing up in everyone else's adsense account.
| 3:57 am on Feb 23, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I get mine by check, the old fashioned way
| 11:35 pm on Feb 23, 2008 (gmt 0)|
So I guess that there maybe something to the rumor of those who get
theirs by check get the payment in progress line sooner than those that get it via EFT.
Since I'm also located in the Northeast I'm a little disappointed at not getting the PIP yet but at least you got it
| 11:33 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)|
2/25 and no pip yet in Pennsyvlania. I guess I'll see it by the 27th or so
| 8:26 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)|
No EFT PIP but it's interesting to see "You are scheduled to be sent a payment by the 30th of this month." even though there are only 29 days in the month.
| 8:45 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Oops, just refreshed and I see a PIP. East Coast.
| 8:53 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)|
"Oops, just refreshed and I see a PIP. East Coast."
I'm being pessimistic here but is your payment option by regular check or EFT?
If its EFT then there's hope for me as I am on the East Coast as well
| 9:29 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Just got an eft pip on the east coast (Warm and sunny Pennsylvania) Happened between 2 and 4 pm tues
| 9:33 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)|
PIP EFT Southwest USA
| 9:58 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)|
| 10:20 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)|
PIP EFT also on West Coast USA.
I had to look up the real meaning of PIP at Wikipedia, and it could be a number of things like:
Peripheral Interchange Program
Priority Inheritance Protocol
Palisades Interstate Parkway
Private Independent Practice
Personal Identity Provider
Peak Inspiratory Pressure
Parallel Interface Port
Point In Polygon
| 10:41 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)|
My PIP showed up!
Also my highest so far
but it turns out that my February 2008 will be higher! (and there are still some days left to go in February!
| 7:51 am on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Ah it's PIP time again. Just in time for the US dollar's new low against the euro. I'll bet UK publishers aren't very thrilled about getting paid in dollars.
| 12:17 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Ah you've noticed aswell, the US$ appears to strengthen slightly throughout the month and then weeken a little at PIP time:)
| 12:37 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)|
USD suck big time, but PIP Rulz.
For non-us publishers the USD weakness is a big problem.
| 1:52 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)|
MIB (money in bank) before I got PIP. Not a bad thing. :)
EFT, LA, USA
| 3:40 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)|
No PIP in the United Kingdom. I'm a little concerned that it's already the 27th and it hasn't showed up yet. I properly won't receive the payment (via EFT) in my bank until next Tuesday now, which will be the 4th of March. That's just ridiculous - I need the money now!
| 4:11 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Google state that your money will be in your bank by the 5th of the month so receiving it before then is a bonus and can't be complained about.
| 7:52 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)|
PIP appeared this afternoon in the UK
| 8:05 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)|
| 8:30 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)|
PIP in the UK as well. Regarding the £/$ exchange rate, it's not that bad to tell the truth. About 1.97 today but it has fallen from 2.10 in November. The Us$ has been plumetting but the £ has plummeted even further over the last 4 months. The Euro is another story altogether, that is bad news if your payments are in Euros.
And I have every faith in the UK PM that he will cock up the UK economy even more badly than the US. I hope so!
| 9:34 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)|
that is bad news if your payments are in Euros
It's a good incentive to start developing a site that doesn't rely Adsense to generate revenue. If only I had more time to develop such a site...
| 2:42 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
| 11:11 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Payment is in progress for the United Kingdom.
| 6:43 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
What's here with Hooray?
The US$ just goes down to hell, and so my income after the US$ to EUR conversion.
| 11:19 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
PIP on the east coast of .au
What do you think, once PIP is visible, is the currency conversion done or is at a later point in the transaction?
The $USD is still falling against the $AUD, and I'm just wondering if I caught it before the surge today...
Hmmm.. thats interesting. If I compare actual currency conversion rate (from the 'details' link on the payment history page) to what I see recorded on exchangerate dot com for the last few months, either they are calculating the final amount quite early in the month (~25th), or they are quite generous in their conversion rates.
Even more interesting - when they made the error in the .au conversions in the December payment, the payments made a week later in January used the same conversion rate as was supposed to be applied earlier (assuming 1/0.867 = 1.153)
So, answering my own question - I think currency conversion is calculated before PIP is entered in our accounts. This is good if your currency is rising in comparison to the USD, but bad if it is falling.
| 9:23 am on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|Even more interesting - when they made the error in the .au conversions in the December payment, the payments made a week later in January used the same conversion rate as was supposed to be applied earlier (assuming 1/0.867 = 1.153) |
I would think as it was their mistake they had to pay you at the same rate as the orriginal payment otherwise if the exchange rate went against you, you could have ended up with less than if they paid it correctly originally and the backlash from that could have been quite harsh.