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Adsense checks for November earnings in payment history

Payment sent date of Wednesday, December 17, 2003

     
1:27 am on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Check for Nov. showing up in Payment history as being sent today.
Whoa, should make for a nicer X-mas!
1:31 am on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Wow, I just confirmed this. Must be their way of apologizing for last month's delay. And so those at Google can have their holidays in peace without all the "where's my check" emails that they are bound to receive towards the end of each month.

I wonder when they will actually be mailed - if it is this week, some publishers might just receive them in time for some extra holiday shopping :)

1:54 am on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Damn...two payment entries within a week!
2:01 am on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Nice, just in time for the holidays or better yet before the credit card bill comes in :)
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According to the records it's an exact even amount, but this check went out for $n.99 - a penny less.

Last one took 6 days to get to California from the date they posted, which wasn't when it was mailed. A week minus a day, so this one should be good to go Tuesday.

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Wow. See this is why this forum rules. I would never of thought to check the payment history before the turn of the year.

Payment is exact (well, a cent less - but hey!).

I suppose the rule applies (correct me if I'm wrong anyone) that our friends in Holland will get their cheques first, a number of US are the day later, and then the next day the UK gets theirs (Liverpool and me in Leeds (both nortern England) checked in this morning on Wednesday.

This is a superb note of action by Google, and then must be praised.

2:34 am on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Got mine today for both months - Melbourne, Australia.
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If my calculations are right, should be getting mine on December 24... Yeah! Thank you Google for the Christmas Card...liked that too!
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>>Got mine today for both months

Glen, in your account when does it say yours was mailed?

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Class move.
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Haha I find it funny how one week Google is so hated for sending checks late and the next people are praising them...

All in all Google is a smart company and we should all be looking at the BIG PICTURE. Maybe this will teach us that Google is not so bad after all.

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Receiving the November check early will come in handy at this time of year (and perhaps that is Google's intention). In general, however, I would prefer the payments were made in a timely way, and at regular intervals - not early, not late. Just on time. That's not a complaint, just stating my preference. :)
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Presumably people will now carp that the money will be taxed as part of their 2003 income instead of 2004.
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Presumably people will now carp that the money will be taxed as part of their 2003 income instead of 2004.

Anyone who was expecting otherwise would have been misinformed because the payment was due within 30 days following the end of November which means even if the check was mailed on 12/31, Google would have still included it in your 2003 reported income.

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I guess, if you're in the US. I'm not and I book foreign income when it arrives rather than when the check might have been cut.
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Well this is a nice surprise and as i had only just got my OCT cheque yesterday, i would not have even looked again in the Payment History until the end of the month.

This must be to make a point (A good one at that) and to show us what they can do, and not let a little holiday like Christmas ;) to get in the way this time ahaha!

The printers must still be burning hot after 2 payment rollouts so close together.

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Google, I love you!
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>>Google, I love you!

I do too, but that's nothing new. :)

This is delightful. The first check was supposed to take 4 days to clear since it was interstate but I called the bank to check and it's already cleared in 2 days.

Still wondering about that penny difference though. They're always testing something, maybe they're tweaking the accounting algo.

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maybe they're tweaking the accounting algo.

LOL.

Or maybe they calculated that taking a penny of each and every AdSense cheque would collectively provide the funds for the google office party?

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Or maybe they calculated that taking a penny of each and every AdSense cheque would collectively provide the funds for the google office party?

They must have those guys from Office Space working there! (Or Superman III)

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TJ, I'm not 100% kidding. For every debit there's a corresponding credit. If it's a penny deducted from the AdSense Commissions there has to be a penny added to another account on the books.

What I was wondering about is the possibility of matching AdSense payable to publishers against AdWords customers. All it would take is a penny each in a "holding" account to cross-match the data.

Haha I find it funny how one week Google is so hated for sending checks late and the next people are praising them...

Isn't that just like webmasters when their rankings go up or down? It's like a play on words from an old Beatles song:

"The love you make is equal to the money you take." :)

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All it would take is a penny each in a "holding" account to cross-match the data.

But taking a penny from each publisher isn't necessary to do that.

TJ

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great!

ps...i got an extra .04 on my payment so four of you are accounted for...hehe

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None of my previous checks have matched the reports to the penny. The checks have typically been $.02 more.
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$0.04 extra for me too :)

This will be my first payment. To say I'm excited is an understatement!

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Well done Google. I'm glad I come here everyday :-)
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Just a guess, maybe Google actually pays in fractions of a penny but rounds the online report for each day to the nearest penny. Then when compiling monthly totals, the effect of the rounding would be different.
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Odd, mine was exactly accurate.
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Well IF we get the checks by the end of the year I will be happy, but if you think that google is doing this to help us - dream on.

Assuming their tax year ends Dec 31 they want to get all of the expenses paid asap for a short year of adsense - otherwise they might have to pay 13 months next year - assuming they go to a better payment system.

And they only have to say that they've cut the checks, not that they've been cashed.

On the other hand if they do cough up the dough before the end of the year then Baby will get a new pair of shoes and I might even be able to afford to marry her mother.

Happy Xmas Everyone

Cheers

Richard

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one cent down also for me. i would be happy to contribute a penny to a google christmas office bash....but i suspect it is all to do with rounding up and down.
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