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If so, that kinda sucks...I hate being inconvenienced by these people I have never met who give me money for doing what I was already doing anyway.
For some people it is a full-time job/career - although there are a lot of "hobby" sites - for some a cheque from Google arriving a week later is the difference between going out for a meal this week or next, for the others it just means getting their Porsche a little later. ;)
However profits were higher when Adsense started. There were less publishers then, CPC rates were higher.... *sighs*
Well you live and learn... boy do I wish I'd started a popular site on mortgages, or some other high CPC topic a few years ago now... ;) rather than one in which seems to get the lowest CPC of $0.05.
Google must be making a bundle though - despite all the overheads they incur....
I wonder if they'll float soon?
Right, and they'll send out a press release saying that payments to AdSense publishers doubled in June. Of course, there won't be a press release when they deduct the overpayments from July's checks. :-)
1. Communication. We shouldn't have to wonder why there are two payment approved listings. An email should have been already sent out to all of us explaining the situation. Google often fails to do this.
2. Design. This isn't really relevant to this thread, but it's the other thing that I've noticed Google needs desperate help with. First it was the horribly ugly PSA ads, and now the websearch.
For all the smarts in the Googleplex, the one thing they seem to lack most is common sense (business sense). Hopefully, in time, some egghead in the plex will hire a communications manager and a web design manager that can handle these things.