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ISense drastic changes in AdSense program soon.. reduced payout percentages, and a massive reduction in the number of publishers.
Reminds me of Star Wars bit this.
I sense a massive disturbance in the force Luke, caused by frustrated Adsense publishers happily opening envelopes from Google only to find that they contain 1099s and not cheques...
To be totally serious though - I just see this as a wait and see situation. Last time it happened was November - that got sorted out in the end (although Google could've informed publishers sooner that their cheque would be delayed). To be perfectly honest I don't depend on the Google cheque (and I hope nobody else here does). I have sources of income independent of it - Google is not the sole advertiser on my site and my living expenses are all covered. Of course - not everyone is in that fortunate position. Patience is what is required - after all they're putting a lot of money into advertising Adsense. Hopefully with more advertisers on board there'll be more competition for keywords which'll drive prices up.
Though it says on my "Payment History" page that it was sent on Januray 21.
Whoever at Adsense was responsible for having 'Payment Sent' displayed should be disciplined. As ASA stated, that's the date Google approved payment, not the actual sent date for the publisher. And considering this is displaying in the publisher's payment history, it simply doesn't make any sense, even remotely and should be change immediately to 'Payment approved' or something.
That's just a kopout, and a way to try and pull the wool over our eyes and bad PR, and i would feel insulted if that's the best they could come up with.
GET THE DIRECT PAYMENT SORTED SOON!
Look how many there here are still reporting that they still have no cheque yet (a lot in the US which surprises me), its not fair when there is an alternative, and it works, its not new, does not need inventing, etc etc, its here now DIRECT PAYMENT, means it fast, efficient, will not get lost (well should not), cannot be stolen.
1. Has anyone received their cheque for December's earnings yet and if so where in the world are they?
2. How many have received tax details (eg 1099) but no cheque yet?
3. Has anyone received tax details and December cheque?
4. Has anyone from the UK received their December cheque yet?
5. Does anyone know when Google will provide "alternative payment methods"?
You'd think Google would've saved a bit of money and sent the cheque out in the same envelope as the 1099s - anyway....
Many checks are lost or never arrived, checks get snatched and cashed by interceptors and so on. Is that what all Google supporters have to accept as the future normality with the great Google?
There have been millions of AdWords revenue generated by the folks on this board alone. The fraction that gets paid out (get me right: if it would not be perceived extremely valuable we wouldn't even care to speak up), for it to be on time and qualitatively satisfying, meaning trouble-free - would be a sign of solid business relationship that both sides rely on, wouldn't you agree?
In my case I have started generating value for you end October and sacrificed a fair share of other income because I am sold on your business model. I have not seen a dime yet.
Please dear Googlers, don't risk this fait by a screwy or incomplete business process on an other end.
1.Get Direct Deposits Going, give an ETA, Communicate with your customers. Yes publishers are AdSenseís Customers. If AdSense does not communicate better Iím sure when AdSonar is out in full force people will be jumping ship like no other. This also just makes for bad PR.
2.Ok we know AdSense sends the checks out to some company to process the checks, what should be happening is that the company holds all the checks until they are all completed. Then the day they all go out to the mail Google posts the mail sent in our accounts. Thus everyoneís check goes out at the same time. Clearly Google can tell company X it has 100,000 checks to be sent and company X can say, that will take about 5 days. Then Google can figure five days into their 30 day equation.
Be On time.
Do the right thing.
AdSense is great, but needs some customer service work.
I just received a check from moneybookers that was sent from New York (I'm in California) postmarked in NY on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 and I got it today, Friday, February 6, 2004.
I have confidence that the check will get here in the next few days.
However, it does look like whichever provider that Google is using did not handle the payments in a timely manner this month (at least for most US residents).
Would this not drive traffic to the form. If i was an form web site owner, i might just pop in as an Adviser for time to time. Hmm..
If the information is not verifiable, it might not be reliable.