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Everyone who has reported not receiving payments or payments being addressed to the wrong person have one more big headache to deal with. Even though the mistake was Google's for pulling AdWords account information instead of the logical AdSense account information for payment, they will not be reissuing checks, but will instead be cancelling payments and adding that amount to the *next* payment cycle... meaning those publishers affected won't get those August earnings until late this month or early next month.
Affected publishers have been sent (or will be receiving) an email that says they accidentily used AdWords info and not AdSense info for checks. And it says that earnings will be added to next month's check.
So if you don't want to wait for another month for your earnings, see if you can get the check from the former address or cash it under the name it is addressed to.
I think AdSense should have corrected this by issuing new checks immediately, not making affected publishers (of which there seem to be a lot of them) wait until next payment cycle. It is one thing when a publisher screws up by forgetting to update AdSense account information, but quite another when it is Google's error for taking payment information from the wrong account.
IMO, not a good thing to do with YPN out there wanting more publishers.
Has anyone been given an exception to the "next payment cycle" for when affected publishers will receive their August earnings?
If this means that we will have a way to pay our AdWords from AdSense revenues I couldn't be happier.
I was lucky and received my cheque already.
There sure to seem to be a lot of problems cropping up these days - preview tool, cheques wrong, hundreds of posts in Google news about a bug.
Too many cooks in the kitchen?
But, Google going AWOL with our checks... now that's a desperate move. How much does google payout per month anyway? $1 million? $2? $10 million?
I think interest rates out on $100,000 (10 % of 1 million publishers affected by this adwords bug) are something like $100. Is it worth it? :-))))))
Thankfully my check arrived today.
I don't know about you, but I get 2% interest rates.
That would be 16.6 $ on 10000 $ for 1 month.
hdpt00, how much of your money are they making interest on? They'll make less than .5% of what they owe you in interest for one month.
I feel that G is not handling this mishaps as they "should".
The interest IS a valid issue. No, G won't give it to you - but Yes, they will profit from this.
If my employer said, "Hey there... sorry, there was a mistake in payroll and you won't get your check until next pay period"
I would be extremely discontent. I'm sure people will encounter FEES as a result of the payment not arriving. Lots of people pay for their home mortgage on the 1st, along with other bills.
Some people depend upon their checks as if they were paychecks. Once you see what you should be receiving you expect that a reputable company will get the payment to you as promised.
I guess even us on EFT know where we stand with Google should the Great G decide they need OUR money more than we do!
Come on Google, clean up your act and make AdSense transparent to your publishers! I think publishers deserve to know how much of the pie they are getting and deserve fair treatment and information if they are dropped.
If any of you were affected, please feel free to sticky mail me with your login information and I'll make sure to pass your message to the appropriate team in AdSense.
So my issue isn't the fact they made a mistake. Even Google is human, so to speak. Mistakes have happened in the past, and I am sure they will happen in the future. But it isn't so much the mistake that makes the impression but how they correct it. And correcting it by simply adding it to next month's earnings is the kind of thing that leaves a bad taste in publisher's mouths.
Looking back on the Christmas season 2003, I bet more publishers are likely to remember the "feel good" of getting the November earnings payment early, rather than the reason we suspect those payments were sent early.