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AdSense December check has arrived

     

yobo

8:00 pm on Jan 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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December check arrived today in the Northeast tundra of the United States aka Maine!

Yahoo Google!

trev0006

4:01 am on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am in Los Angeles, Ca
No check and no 1099 yet

Tomseys

4:06 am on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm here in NYC and I still haven't received my check.

Anybody in NY get it yet?

level80

4:09 am on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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.

Tomseys

4:20 am on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I hope they start doing direct deposit this month.

CaryissoVery

5:20 am on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Does anybody seriously believe that google can search through 350,000,000,000 pages in .16 seconds to bring search results, but can't manage to produce a check within 37 days?

Natashka

5:47 am on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am also in Los Angeles area and also haven't got the check yet :( Though it says on my "Payment History" page that it was sent on Januray 21. I thought it's just me...

NevadaStar

7:23 am on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Nothing here in Las Vegas, either.

yoyo8

7:38 am on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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.

adfree

10:53 am on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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AdSenseAdvisor wrote: "...so that you can pursue the appropriate actions to recover your money...."

In that case would it help to present a copy of the check where it is written across the face of the check (as advised by my bank): "for deposit only, bank account ****..."

?

onfire

11:06 am on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I don't think changing names for payment sent or extending the days for payment to be with you from 30 to 40,50 .60 etc, is not gonna really solve anything here.

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.

Simple...........

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.

KakenBetaal

11:47 am on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No cheque here in London UK yet. "Payment Sent" on 17th January.

level80

1:01 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Now that does surprise me - I'm also from the UK - no cheque yet - "Payment Sent" date of the 21st January. I'm starting to wonder if something happened part way through printing the cheques - printer ran out of ink? ran out of envelopes? just printed 1099s for some and no cheque? mailbag too heavy to take to the Post Office? I saw these things semi-jokingly - it's just it's never before been 16 days from the Payment Sent date and I haven't got the cheque yet.

Tomseys

1:13 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Well, I live less than a mile from where they send the checks from and I haven't got it.

planbeta

1:29 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ditto, in the UK, no cheque, "Payment Sent" date of the 21st January. You'd of thought a company of Google's stature would have a wire based payment system set up, would you?!

Oh well at least I know my postman hasn't been stealing my mail now!

Chris

TravelMan

1:50 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yep, nothing here either in the UK.

They usually arrive 3-4 days after the sent out date.

Mind you, at the current exchange rate its just as well!

hooloovoo22

3:15 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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received 1099 but no check yet in Chicago.

level80

3:50 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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In an effort to make some sense out of this whole thing I have the following questions to ask:-

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....

arizonalinda

4:20 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No check and no 1099 yet here in Arizona.

adfree

4:42 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Now AdSenseAdvisor, can the WebMasterWorld community have some type of confidence or clarification here as the tention seems to build beyond a healthy degree of ordinary complaints?

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.

Thanks, Jens

rainmakerpsi

4:44 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ok, itís just so simple.

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.

So,
Communicate.
Be On time.
Accuracy.
Do the right thing.

AdSense is great, but needs some customer service work.

varya

5:03 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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level80

I have not received a check yet.

I did receive my 1099.

I live in Oregon, USA.

This is the third month in a row when my check was not mailed within the 30 day time span specified in the contract.

adfree

5:03 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>AdSense is great, but needs some customer service work.

Dito, it's going to decide the battle when all other AdSense-like offerers will try to fight for a solid publisher base...

newbies

6:12 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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got 1099 but not check.

I am in California. Is MountView in CA? may be not.

karatekid

6:56 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm thinking a monthly pool. Perhaps along the lines of:

1) Date email will be sent admitting they didn't send checks on time.
2) The excuse.
3) Date checks arrive in the U.S.A. and or your country.

My entries for this month -

1) 2/9/04
2) Didn't anticipate Kwanza.
3) USA 2/16/04

skunker

7:24 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I live in deep South Texas and have not received my December check yet. Nor, have I received the 1099.

I vote for Direct Deposit. It would be so much easier.

Rodney

9:32 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm getting the feeling that the check service provider that Google used did not mail the batch of US checks out in time.

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).

UKFord

9:38 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Google has a hell of a lot to learn about communication with it's own publishers. I cannot think of any other company, large or small, that is this poor in communication. Even adsenseadvisor doesn't seem to ever have any real answers.

br33526

9:43 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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CA

Check just arrived.

rainmakerpsi

9:48 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Just a question for you all to think about. Who is AdsenseAdvisor, really? If i ran a form, and wanted people to keep comming back i would want experts to come in and talk about the topic. Has AdsenseAdvisor told us anything we didnt already know or could not already guess. I could easly take out a WebMasterWorld account and call myself AdsenseAdvisEr and tell everyone the same stuff that most people almost already know.

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.

ByronM

9:49 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I vote for Paypal..

that way i can use it to pay for stuff or transfer to my checking account.

Atleast then i won't get eft charges and won't have the possibility of google renegging on a payment and trying to pull it like other direct depost advertisers and affiliate programs have tried.

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