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anybody get a check yet?

     
2:01 am on Aug 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"You will receive a check for your account balance within 30 days of the end of every calendar month that your earnings amount to $100 or more. We will also pay out all accounts at the end of the year, regardless of balance. "

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?

4:29 pm on Aug 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yup. People were saying last month they appeared to be underpaid (presumably after audited results removed some duplicate clicks, issued overdelivery credits, etc) but I was overpaid by 3 cents ... which is odd. Maybe there was some rounding somewhere.

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.

4:36 pm on Aug 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This is truly much ado about nothing. The procedure, I believe, is that Google confirms the amount owing to each publisher, then on a date certain (8/20 this month) releases the payment list to its outsource partner, an NYC banking firm. The bank then has to actually cut the checks, audit the process and finally mail them. How long does this take? It undoubtedly varies each month -- and keep in mind that much of the East Coast was without electricity for a day or two. I know it set us back several days and we are tiny. Google has done its part and then some.

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.

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Net 30 days is great, but you have to hand it to Fastclick with their net 20 day payments like clock work right from the get go.

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4:57 pm on Aug 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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.

5:39 pm on Sept 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Got my check in the mail today .... toronto, canada.
5:42 pm on Sept 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Nothing for me yet - California
6:57 pm on Sept 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My check arrived today. I have only one complaint: I wish Google would offer direct deposit. Failing that, I'd like conventional checks instead of those gotta-fold-'em-and-tear-'em-apart rebate-check forms!
8:15 pm on Sept 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Received mine in New Zealand today. Cheque dated 26 Aug. 2003, letter franked 29 Aug 2003, arrived here in New Zealand 3 Sep. 2003. Shall I frame it? :-)
10:02 pm on Sept 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Woohoo! Got my first Google check here in Florida...

With this the first postal day after the Labor Day holiday long weekend and with us being on the very tail end of the local postal route, I got it at 6pm on the 2nd.

If that is as bad as it gets, I'm ok with it! ;)

10:20 pm on Sept 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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got one today too - is this supposed to be for period ending july?
10:53 pm on Sept 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Check arrived in Oregon and I did the Google Dance right in front of my mailbox.
11:47 pm on Sept 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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GrantNZ, you're right... Got mine today in Wellington, New Zealand!
1:33 am on Sept 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It was payday in North Carolina!
1:39 am on Sept 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Geeeesh, no check here yet and I live within 50 miles of the Googleplex. Where are they mailing them from?
1:42 am on Sept 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Got it and I'm in East bay, yah!
1:48 am on Sept 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Any Canucks get paid yet?
3:03 am on Sept 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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got the July check today in Texas
4:14 am on Sept 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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div01, i got paid ... toronto, canada ... cheers.
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Arrived in New Zealand..

Had some issues trying to bank the cheque due to the payee thing though.

5:22 am on Sept 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Vancouver, Canada. Got the cheque today.
8:57 am on Sept 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Arrived in New Zealand..
Had some issues trying to bank the cheque due to the payee thing though.

I've put my name in both Payee and Company name - got the cheque right. You can change that any time.

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Senta, Vojvodina, Serbia and Montenegro. Got the check today.
9:07 am on Sept 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Received my cheque today, Taiwan.
4:16 pm on Sept 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Have not received the check yet :( In Edmonton, Alberta...
4:40 pm on Sept 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Mine came yesterday.
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