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Does anyone receive successive payments from Google?

     
3:16 am on Sep 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Would like to hear successful story from webmasters who earned a good revenue. Please share your story with the rest of us.
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What do you want to know that wouldn't violate the TOS?
3:26 am on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Read some of the previous threads in this forum - there are plenty of success stories, with hints of the kinds of earnings people are getting. Some are earning enough to cover hosting etc, while others are earning significantly more than that.

There are many here who have received payments for June and July.

Earnings depends on so many things, such as traffic, type of site, CPC of the displayed ads, and on and on. What I earn could be completely different from what Blue_Fin earns with identical impressions and clicks.

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Blue_Bin: I do not intend to ask for specifics. I simply want to hear "Yes, it pays me good money" sort of thing. :)

Jenstar: Thanks for your comfirmation. Gonna to give it a try!

4:16 am on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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OK - yes it pays me good money.

Clearly it depends on your site and the amount of traffic, but for some the revenue from Adsense exceeds that of their affiliate stuff.

4:45 am on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'll second 4eyes statement. Yes, Adsense not only exceeds some of the other affiliate programs I am in in terms of revenue, it exceeds ALL of them put together :)

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"it exceeds ALL of them put together"

I agree with davewray statement. Our revenue is in the lower end of $x,xxx.xx monthly. All other programs don't even come close.

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Just out of curiosity, 401khelp. Does 'lower end' mean below $3000? Anyway, it's probably a violation of the TOS...
6:22 am on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It was nice through Fastclick, but it's even nicer directly through Google. And you know what's great? All those Content sites are finally starting to earn money!
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I'll just say that Adsense (and yes, have received a payment in last cycle) has delivered a TREMENDOUS and POSITIVE boost to my enthusiasm for "web stuff" .. and mind you, I'm an "old timer" .. been building sites since 1998 .. confirming what others have said about being able to provide "real" content to the web .. and being realistically compensated for my investment in time .. gosh life is nice now that Adsense (and the new Google algo) .. have moved into the neighborhood.
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"it exceeds ALL of them put together"

Agree with this one. As another actual "content" site. I have to say KUDOS to google for making advertising relevant. Gosh darn, I hate those flashing ads!
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Hmm... Google AdSense only accounts for 40% of my revenue... not really the "exceeds ALL of them put together"

But the best thing is that there isn't anything that is similar to Google AdSense before... so you could say that I get 40% extra income just by putting up AdSense codes on my site.

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I hear you Kelly >;->
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I'm Still waiting for my July Check :( should I be getting worried?

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where r u, kill roy?
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Mediterranean.

problem is there are american cities twith th esame name as my country (Malta) so normally you'd write
Malta, europe
in an address, but I don't have that option in the account info.

Furthermore, I've had letters go to malaysia and then redirect here before as well, it all makes me pretty nervous.

Just wanting to know when it'S too early to ask google about it.

SN

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killroy

up three blocks up from you in Sardinia and I got my cheque about a week back

....and then took a further four days carefully tearing it out of its "housing"

how much of a pain in the neck are those cheques? maybe it is to make us appreciate them more.

:-)

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Hmm, ok that's it, I'll send em a note...

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Yes, it pays me good money

I had a nice small site that was making me zero money. I added adsense to the site and now I am making a nice profit.

When I took my first Adsense cheque to the bank the lady behind the counter told me that it would take over three weeks for my check to clear:
First the check would be sent off to Edinburgh.
Then it would be sent back to the USA.
The money would then be transferred from Google to the bank in the USA.
Then the money would be transferred from the bank in the USA to my bank in the UK.
Finally the money would be transferred from the bank into my account.

I informed the lady that I would be receiving these checks on a monthly bases and asked if they would have to be sent to the US every time. She explained to me that they could be paid into my account like a normal check but I would be "liable if the check bounced!". So it would be in my best interest to always send it back to the USA. I just smiled and laughed saying I don't think that the checks would bounce... "they're from Google" she looked at me with a blank expression and asked "who's Google"... *rolls eyes*

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Wow Ewan, that's crazy. I cash mine at the HSBC and it's done on the spot for a fee of 6 - money is in the bank within a few days.

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HSBC sounds like a good option - my bank charges 18.50 :( .

Hopefully, Google will soon be able to pay us in

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ewanfisher,

You cannot imagine how many people (even professors at my college) don't even know what Google is... in fact, some of them haven't heard of it. Last time, when my professor was suggesting different ways of researching on the web for a busienss topic, I thought Google must be his first choice when it comes to search engine. To my surprise, he praised Webcrawler, followed by tons of arguments why we ALL should use that.

I won't go on how he humiliated when I suggested Google.
I guess the class have to stuck with Webcrawler for now...

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To my surprise, he praised Webcrawler,

The results in Webcrawler come from Google (amongst other places), and Google results are normally around the top, so you're not that different anyway. For very rare keywords there are sometimes extra results with webcrawler (and other meta-searches like mamma and dogpile).

To get back on topic, Adsense has got me updating and building websites again after a gap of years. One site I wrote in 1996 is now making reasonable money with Adsense, encouraging me to do more. I'd basically given up on the content business once the Burst banners became just too ugly a few years ago.

It's nice to get positive feedback from websites again: buid a better site, more people come, more money in pocket...

1:57 am on Sept 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, your guys for your positive input.
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I do not see anywhere in the TOS where it says you cannot disclose how much you make. With that said, I am making so much money I would not want to risk telling you :)

Google adsense has been the greatest thing to happen to me on the Internet in 5 years.

It is SO EASY. You just put the code on your page, wait 5 weeks, and a check comes!

This month might even be a multiple figure month!

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8. Confidentiality. You agree not to disclose Google Confidential Information without Google's prior written consent. "Google Confidential Information" includes without limitation: (a) all Google software, technology, technical specifications, materials, guidelines and documentation relating to the Program; (b) click-through rates or other statistics relating to Site performance in the Program provided to you by Google; and (c) any other information designated in writing as "Confidential" or an equivalent designation or disclosed in a manner in which the recipient of such information should have reasonably understood under the circumstances that the disclosure should be treated as confidential, whether or not the specific word or mark "confidential" is used. It does not include information that has become publicly known through no breach by You or Google, or information that has been (i) independently developed without access to Google Confidential Information, as evidenced in writing; (ii) rightfully received by You from a third party; or (iii) required to be disclosed by law or by a governmental authority.
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click-through rates or other statistics relating to Site performance "

Lawyers split hairs. If you say how much you make and do not discuss your particular site, it seems to me that this does not say how your sites are performing. But, better safe than sorry.

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Adsense not only exceeds some of the other affiliate programs I am in in terms of revenue, it exceeds ALL of them put together :)

At the moment, AdSense is #2 as a revenue source for my site, behind one of my affiliate programs. (In categories like travel, affiliate programs can do very well, and travel happens to be my topic.)

The nicest things about AdSense are:

1) It generates income from readers who are looking but haven't gotten around to booking.

2) AdSense bills advertisers up front and pays publishers faster than most affiliate programs do.

3) Because of (1 and (2), Adsense ought to help to smooth out the seasonal dips and peaks in categories like leisure travel where income traditionally has lagged behind traffic and bookings.

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re: UK banks and Google cheques

For those of you who are being charged by your bank to deposit cheques, take a look at Citibank. I've had an account with them for a few years and they charge me nothing to bank foriegn cheques. The balance is added to my account immediately, although the funds usually take around 10 days to clear.

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I banked the cheque on Bank of New Zealand, cleared in three days and paid nothing :)
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