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Q1. I live in India and i have joined google adsense 3 days ago. Now i am sure that my earning for this month will be more than $100. lets say it is $200. Now i joined adsense on 20 dec 2004. When can i expect to get the first check?.. will it be through email or post?..
Q2. Google website says that they mail a check if and only if we have reached > $100. My question is that if my balance is greater than $100 will i receive a check of $100 for that month or the actual value i earned that month.. in other words what i want to ask is that does google send only $100 checks per month and rest of money if any is carried forward..?..
Please please reply.. thanx in advance
Q3. On the first day i clicked google ads myself (ie the same IP i used to create adsense account).. what will happen now..?. i have not received any cancellation email from google and i am able to see my earnings regularly till now.
Welcome to Webmaster World! Here are the answers for your questions.
Q1)If you earn more than $100 in december, you will get the check in the first week of February. Check will be sent through ordinary post.
Q2)Google will send the check for total amount earned in that month in one check. For instance if you earn $350 in a month, you will get one check for $350.
Google does not pay you THE ADVERTISER DOES google only acts as a middle man and takes a cut of earnings
so when you come on at some time later and say google has cancelled your account and kept your check please do expect sympathy from me
What's wrong is that you specifically agreed to not click ads on your own site. Nobody cares whether you are human or not or whether you have an interest in the ad or not - any click you make earns you money and it is not honest to do that. You then stretch your credibility even further with the number of ads on your site you found with useful information.
>>this is strange....
It is not "strange". The word you're looking for is "fraudulent".
[edited by: Macro at 5:37 pm (utc) on Dec. 22, 2004]
No. The Terms and Conditions explicitly state that, among other things, you cannot click on ads published on your site for any reason.
Strange that you didn't read them closely.
Unfortunately, Google hasn't figured out the difference between a publisher who clicks ads in "genuine interest" and a publisher who fraud clicks ads to boost their revenue.
If you are lucky, they will just ignore your clicks, if you are unlucky, you will be removed from the program for violating the Terms and Conditions.
If you want to see the sites that are advertising on your pages, I recommend that you install the Adsense Preview Tool [google.com], which, with a simple right click will show you the ads for a page for any geo location you specify, and with which you have access to the URLs of the ads, and then can visit them without costing the advertisers.
[edited by: PatrickDeese at 5:40 pm (utc) on Dec. 22, 2004]
Now i am sure that my earning for this month will be more than $100
How did you know you will make over $100? especially for the first month?
Take a little personal responsibility in this matter and read the TOS before posting blatent disregard for them and then complaining when pointed out.
If you click on the Ad by Gooooooogle you will see the url's for the ads, copy and paste into a new browser and this will achieve what you want to do, get to the information you found interesting?
But hey wait a minute, this way you don't earn any money so it's not quite the same is it!
Don't ask for any sympathy from this forum because you will not get any, honest publishers do it the correct way so why can't you? all you had to do was read what you had signed up for and it's all listed what you can and can't do.
Every body here are human beings (including Larry Page, Sergey Brin, google advertisers and me ).
Don't be agrressive...
if you want to be in the game.. just play according to rules .. Other wise umpires will show you a red or yellow card....
This is a game of money or mine of gold..just dig...
You said that you clicked your own ads because they interested you. Thirty times?
Clearly, you tried to give yourself some extra income. My suggestion to you is to email Google and explain what you did. (They will find out anyway)
Many on here have done the same thing when they first started AdSense and not gotten banned. Maybe not thirty times, though.
But, remember this. You get one shot at Google. If they even smell funny business, you are gone. Too many webmasters don't see the big picture. The big picture is years of montly income, not a big month.
If you tell your friends to click your ads, they will find out.
If you click them from another computer, they will find out.
If you hire a service to click them, they will find out.
Google figured out every cheat before they put AdSense online. And, they don't have to prove you're cheating either. If they even suspect it, they will ban you, and bans are for life.
Since you just started, you may get lucky. They may send a warning only. After a month if you find out you will not get the money that looks like you earned, it will be harder. So do send an email now before too late.
Somebody mentioned the "Big picture" earlier in the thread. You probably don't realise what this is yet. I started Adsense last January. Since then I think the Adsense inventory of advertisers has grown a lot, and with that the bid price, consequently EPC has grown. So clearly my earnings have grown along with these trends in the last year. My best ever month was last month, and I earned nearly ten times what I did last January.
Concentrate on having the content on your site that visitors want to see, and experiment with different style/placement of ads to increase your income - not clicking your own ads.