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8:44 pm on Dec 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I see payment in pogress in my account now. 21st december.
Last time i saw it on 28th
Am i the only one seeing this early?

Anything to do with holidays?

1:06 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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NO PIP.

Pretty Scroog-ie of Google, I have to say. I reiterate, some of the money they are "holding" and earning interest on, is much more than 30 days old. They started "saving" November 1.

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You know, if G had paid us all a little earlier, a couple of kids might get a little more in their stocking, some of us might have even donated to our local soup kitchen or charity. Google's holding of the money until after Christmas (even if they release the funds today, my bank won't clear them until the 26th) is not justifiable by any means.

They may claim that their motto is "don't be evil" but that's really not saying much. I'd be much more impressed if they actually did some good once in a while.

Thank goodness I wasn't depending on them. As usual, they failed to deliver in a timely, meaningful manner. Not that I'm not happy making money with them, just their manner of never doing the "right" thing gets a little old and annoying.

Merry Christmas from your faceless, amoral, multi-national corporation.

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1:21 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Don't you go badmouthing my favorite faceless, amoral, multi-national conglomerate.

The advertisers pay by credit card which takes time to clear, they need time to check their data against fraud before releasing the funds, they usually start PIP few days before the end of the month, this December they're doing it 10 days before the end of the month.

Pick one of the above if it makes you feel any better.

1:43 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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PIP here. Although this is the lowest check I will ever receive from Google this year (60% less than average), still, I would like to Thank You from the bottom of my heart. I've been struggling for years to get out of debt, and because of you I am now debt free plus some cash in the bank. You truly made my family's life better.

Thanks again and Merry Christmas.

1:47 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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this December they're doing it 10 days before the end of the month.

When does it start in the US? A day or two earlier might have made a difference for some people.

Besides, checking for fraud, clearing their payments, etc., is all automated and happens pretty quickly, i.e., a couple of days.

All I'm saying is that the corporations of the world would be held in better regard if they sometimes acted with a tad, a touch, a smidge of conscience.

1:56 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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All I'm saying is that the corporations of the world would be held in better regard if they sometimes acted with a tad, a touch, a smidge of conscience.

And of course, with all their money it wouldn't hurt them to pay December's and January's earning in advance too and really give their suppliers a good Christmas. {My January earnings are exceptional next year}.

Why should Google pay out before Christmas? They don't give anyone any reason to expect payment before 5th January. Many other businesses use the holiday period to delay payments rather than bring them forward.

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Some happy Adsensers are also happy Adworders and may increase their spending if they feel merry about amoral big G.

If things mess up during the year you'll remember them fondly that they payed you before Christmas, same reason for sending presents.

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Still no PIP here. For the last few months, payments have been consistently made by EFT on the 23rd of the month. And now it's Christmas they've decided to leave it until next year! Grr!
6:25 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No PIP here yet in Sweden.
7:08 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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no PIP in florida
8:01 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No PIP here in Iowa, EFT, but it's my biggest payment from them ever!
8:10 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No payment here in the UK yet. But I wasn't planning on spending any of it until after the middle of next week anyway.
12:36 pm on Dec 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Says my check was issued December 22nd - about 5 days earlier than normal!
2:29 pm on Dec 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Payment link, INDIA.

Exchange rate : 44.450INR : 1$

3:04 pm on Dec 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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nothing yet..

eft - us - east coast

3:15 pm on Dec 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Although I can see payment link(Secured express check) ,I guess we will only get it on 26th or 27th being 2 days holidays next.
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Yeah, I guess so. I'm still not seeing anything for EFT in Canada, so after the weekend and holidays to wait before I see it now.

At least knowing others aren't seeing it has calmed my nerves, I was getting a bit worried they forgot me.

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I'm guessing this will be the largest difference between check PIP and EFT PIP that we've seen since EFT began. This will also mark the first time I haven't received the money by Christmas.
8:51 pm on Dec 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No PIP as yet does that mean I don't get paid until after Christmas - seeing as it is the weekend now and Monday being a holiday?
12:15 am on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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no pip - UK - but then, I don't usually expect it til around the 27th anyways... Should it be earlier this month? Bit low this month, only my third highest (last two months were higher), but our site always tails off towards the end of the year, and goes BOOOM in Jan. Can't wait til the new year. :-)
4:04 am on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm not that I especially care

BUT

No Pip in Oz
No EFT in OZ

My view? What a public relations disaster. Too late now that we enter into two public holidays within 10 hours.

Sheez how stupid can you get?

5:07 am on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't know about it being a public relations disaster, but I do think it was a mistake to put out the PIP so early. This is the longest period between Check PIP and EFT PIP. It is also already the longest period between Check PIP and actually having the money in the bank, AND it will be 3 more days before it could possibly arrive in the accounts AND it's the only time of the year when any of the above would matter.
PR disaster, no
Lump of Coal, yes.
11:15 am on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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lump of coal? I think that's a bit harsh! / me cuddles up to my Google digital picture frame and my Google christmas card :)

happy holidays everyone and peace :)

12:21 pm on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Bah, Humbug!
1:51 pm on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Payment issued on 22-th. Bulgaraia :)
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Just FWIW, no PIP for EFT here in Canada either for us. The last two months it was completed on the 23rd, but those were both weekdays. I concur with those that mention it will go until the 26th or 27th. I'm pretty sure that there is a final human intervention before EFT payments are released through the banking system.

Cheers and all the best for the Holidays,

Rob

3:47 pm on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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12/24/06 - No PIP, no EFT, no Google present. Maybe Google figures if they pay us after 12/31/06 we won't have to pay tax on November earnings for another year just for waiting another week to get paid. Although, I suspect they would rather have the write off themselves by paying publishers before year end and just don't care too much about us small potatoes.
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I guess the payment is not yet released because nothing appears when I track it in the DHL website. Maybe after christmas.

BTW, Merry Christmas! ( from the Philippines )

5:28 pm on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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hi all i think thepayment came too late because the end of year
3:51 am on Dec 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I concur with ianCP, that the bean counters at Google either don't care about overall Public Relations or couldn't see the easy PR score paying everyone before Christmas would have been.

I guess they calculated the additional interest they'd earn over 5-7 additional days and figured the cash was worth more than the good will of their strongest supporters. As usual, regarding human emotion, the bean counters were WRONG. A lot of people will not forget that Google didn't care about them at Christmas.

Can you spell S-C-R-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-G-L-E?

10:41 am on Dec 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I concur with ianCP, that the bean counters at Google either don't care about overall Public Relations or couldn't see the easy PR score paying everyone before Christmas would have been.

Well I recollect somewhere around a payment due early one November [I think] it was royally screwed up for some reason or another. Perhaps the year before last.

Anyway, the next AdSense payment was advanced considerably and I believe Google gained significant respect for that effort.

Bean counters are a dime a dozen yet are paid considerably more than most and more than they deserve. I should know I spent most of the 1960's and early 70's as one.

In all my commercial incarnations since I have lived by two rules.

a) Pay the staff early before Christmas and also through to the New Year.
b) Even in the lousiest of bad times for me business wise, I'd religously pay "the little people a two week bonus". Top staff often counted themselves lucky t get paid and still have a job.

These were my own businesses.

Even in some of my better businesses which were successful, Sales Managers who actually did produce very tangible results played second fiddle to the "little people".

In good years star performers were known to earn a two year salary bonus and a tax problem.

For the other 50 weeks of the year?

Staff worked their guts out for me.

It's called motivation, appreciation and reward.

Kindness and a little humility don't go astray.

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