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If I am to receive a check from California by August 30, they had better send out checks tomorrow.
I must admit, I am getting anxious. The check is supposed to be quite large (relatively speaking) and I want it. Anybody get paid for this month yet?
It's a common problem in many billing systems - two different views of the same data give two different results. The difference is often insignificant but can make people nervous.
For those getting upset about the payment entry being stamped as the 20th - don't. Next time you get an electricity bill in the mail take a look at the date of issue, the postmark date and the date that the thing actually arrives. It can take as long as 2 weeks for a bill to get from the printers to your letterbox and that is when they're asking YOU for money.
The launch of AdSense has been a spectacular success from anyone's perspective. I say this as both an advertiser and a publisher. They've actually done what everyone else has talked about -- tied advertising to content. Calling Google "shady" is ludicrous. I have been in the publishing and advertising business for more than 30 years and Google is the only rep firm, to use the old-school term, that has EVER tried to pay in 30 days. If it actually takes them 35 or 40, that's still about 200% better than everyone else.
I have been in the publishing and advertising business for more than 30 years and Google is the only rep firm, to use the old-school term, that has EVER tried to pay in 30 days. If it actually takes them 35 or 40, that's still about 200% better than everyone else.
I've freelanced for a lot of major publishers, advertising agencies, and corporations, and very few of those companies have paid within 30 days. Thirty to 60 days is more typical, and that's after my bill has been submitted (something that often has to wait until the manuscript has been accepted or the assignment copy has been approved). To add insult to injury, I used to offer a 5% discount for payment within 30 days, and a major corporate client had the chutzpah to send me a backdated check (with the discount deducted) more than 40 days after I'd submitted my bill.
People who think Google is "shady" for not getting checks into Webmasters' hands within 30 days are obviously inexperienced in the ways of business. They don't know how lucky they are to be dealing with a company that pays its bills within a reasonable amount of time.