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our account has earned more than $100 in November
Congratulations glowingdesigns, you made me smile, that figure is a mark I go through fast, but your smile after saying it means a lot, keep going, set higher milestones in your crosshair, and good luck :)
And yes Shawna, PIP means different things to different people, nice reminder.
[edited by: Hobbs at 8:17 pm (utc) on Dec. 26, 2006]
we still have lots of places on our site we haven't placed the ads that brings traffic on them but really were curious to see if "google ads" really "worked" and if it would our site generate revenue and reduce expense -- so we are ALWAYS thrilled when we get a check... even if it's not til the 31st... I'm a happy camper!
This coincides with their "by the end of the month" as already discussed :)
December 30-31 - weekend/Sunday
January 1 - holiday
January 2 - Tuesday/first business day that week
let's say they initiated between Dec. 29th - Dec. 31st (near to & last day); with the weekend/holiday/banks, etc. it takes about 3-5 days on my end for it to show up via EFT in my bank account and IF it's business day or not of course as well... this would then accurately reflect "by the end of the month" for EFT'ers that it's "dispursed by" and the time it's actually "received" in your bank account...
Just thought I'd post back what I'd read elsewhere :)
Heh, yeah, obviously T doesn't pay estimated quarterly taxes. But that's what I thought last year too, and reported it without the last check to the IRS (which I honestly did not receive until after Jan 1), however when my 1099 MISC arrived from Google (2 days after I had to send in my estimated tax payment on Jan 15) they had included the earnings for November on it even though I had not received or cashed the check before the end of the year! As you know this info gets reported directly to the IRS, so what YOU report had better match up with what G (and your other 1099 MISC clients) reports. Since the difference was rather significant, I wound up having to write a letter to the IRS explaining my whole situation and begging for no fine, and a check for the difference in estimated taxes.
[edited by: MikeNoLastName at 10:20 pm (utc) on Dec. 26, 2006]
1. It is a bit rude to lead people to believe they will have their money by Christmas, when they won't.
I see nothing that has made people to believe we're receiving money earlier. If you can point out where they have said this, please do. The fact that 'we got them early on previous years' is not a reason.
I think this means earnings in December only and not linked with November payments. If you look at their fancy new calendar graphics under the Payment History report it says
5th: If you do not receive your Secured Express delivery check or EFT payment by this date, you can request a reissue
Not only that, I still have not received the holiday card or corporate gift. Surely they sent cards at minumum to partners who make enough to support two families, as I do. While we have been a good partner for two years, I'm feeling like my business is not appreciated by Google.
All my other partners sent me a Christmas card, and some sent gifts as well, before the holiday arrived. A little smoozing goes a long way in partnerships. I can't even get a PIP in the normal(according to our history) time frame. All the other partners had their payments to me on time this month, and for that matter every month.
I don't care what the FAQ says, once you begin sending payments by any one date, it becomes the norm, and from there, anything later becomes "Late", and will always be known as "Late" by those publishers who have been around long enough to remember the PIP on the 21st.
Why is everything so late? Is it time to shift my ad inventory to one of the other three companys that have personally contacted me in the last week, urging me to give Adsense a boot and give them a try? One offered me a 75% split. Do you hear me Google? Time to hunker down, the competition is breathing down your neck, while you are alienating publishers. When you, through negligence, toss away accounts my size, you are sending a very clear message to investors.
Hello Google, wake up. I know, I need to quit whining. I'm off to work to see where I might try those three companys. I need to see what I might be missing. More eggs, more baskets, that is what this forum preaches, and today, that advice seems more appropriate than ever. I have diversified more and more in the past two years, and each time I get slighted by Adsense, I diversify a little more.
Will I email you to ask you why these things happened. No. You have a history of sending me canned responses, the few times I sent you emails on very serious topics, it would only be a waste of time. You will lose some of my business, and not know why, unless of course you read these threads.
It's good that you diversify, but for a card or gift is a bit too much, VERY late payment, maybe, if I find good PPC networks that don't carry "shoot the monkey" ads and pay 75% I would give them half my kingdom.
frakilk: Yes, December earnings come end of Jan, my bad.