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8:30 am on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I check my stats and this is what I see...

Earnings ........ 15.36
Search ........... .66

Total ............. 16.01

Does that add up to you? Is Google keeping pennies from other people's accounts?

This was after the day's total was finished. I was on the next day's earnings when I checked for "yesterdays" earnings when this error showed up.

Mike

[edited by: ArtistMike at 8:32 am (utc) on Dec. 7, 2007]

6:19 pm on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I believe they round numbers off.

Example:

Your Earnings were actually 15.355, so they showed 15.36
Your Search was actually .655 so they showed .66

When you add 15.355 and .655, you get a total of 16.01

8:34 pm on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Or....

Your Earnings were actually 15.365, so they showed 15.36
Your Search was actually .665 so they showed .66

The point is, no-one knows. Get over it ;)

8:47 pm on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I just checked mine.

Adsense for Content #*$!#*$!x.17
Adsense for Search #*$!#*$!x.12

Total #*$!#*$!x.30

8:49 pm on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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grigoroo, can you send ArtistMike that extra penny? And yes, the 'display of rounded figure' seems the most likely explanation.
12:41 am on Dec 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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why does google work with less than a penny? why not just use the penny as the smallest amount to work with? why the need for 100dths of a penny?

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1. CPM campaigns: One impression on a website might only cost you a fraction of a cent.

2. Clicks: One click might only cost a few cents, and then Google has to take out its share. I'm sure the math works a lot better if you don't have to mete out the payment for every click in round pennies.

3. I believe a lot of advertisers bid in their local currencies and don't use pennies anyway.

4. Why not?

9:41 am on Dec 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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They clearly do not need to fuzz around with fractions. I bet Google has tools that are far more powerful than "keeping fractions of a cent". They can chop several cents per click without you knowing.
4:48 am on Dec 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I do not think it is a rounding problem. If his totals were say, $15.56 and the channels added up to say, $15.57, then yes. But his figures are far too apart to be that.

If I add my top level totals for today, and compare them with my channel, my figures are far apart.

Not using my real totals, here are my results so far today...

AdSense for Content - total = 34.94
AdSense for Search - total = 14.83
Grand Total = 49.77 - AS PER my total earnings.

So the above figures work out correctly.

HOWEVER ...
If I go into my channels and add those totals together, then it is $43.17 - a total of $8.23 difference!

Rounding problem? Me thinks not.

This problem has been going on for a month or so now.
'bout time it was fixed.

5:27 am on Dec 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Lamewolf, what you are describing is a different "problem", the timing of click dumps. Different channels are updated at different times than the total. If you look again, you might notice that the impressions and the clicks don't add up either. But if you look at any given day's totals they should add up. And this has been going on ever since I joined up.
5:53 am on Dec 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi BigDave
Like you, [no doubt] I have been an adsense account holder for some time, and I have only noticed this problem in the last few months. Normally, they have always added up. Rarely, there is a +/- 1c discrepancy with the totals.

Sometimes a click dump does show correct figures when compared with the totals of the channels, but all this month they have been out.

If what you are saying is true, then when it updates, it should bring through the "missing" figures.
Well, I am out by about $8 atm, and since then the last 2 updates have only added approx $1, and I am still out by about $8

I think this new format they brought out is still buggy.

It is now 05.50 GMT and I have just checked yesterday's figures. The grand total according to google was 37.68 yet when I add up the channels, it comes to 42.22 - a 4.54$ difference.
Don't you think that almost 22 hours after the close of business for yesterday is long enough to be updated by now?

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If his totals were say, $15.56 and the channels added up to say, $15.57, then yes. But his figures are far too apart to be that.

Lame_wolf, go back to post 1 and do the math again. His total is off by one cent, clearly an inconsequential rounding error. I have no opinion about whatever it is you're describing.
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ARe your channels that don't add up URL channels, regular channels or a combination. If you have some ads that are being counted in two channels, that could explain your problem. I only use URL channels and have never seen the problem you describe, I've only seen the impressions and clicks that are not credited to any channel, not the other way around.

How do the total impressions and clicks add up? Are you using the allowed sites feature?

3:31 am on Dec 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Lame_wolf, go back to post 1 and do the math again. His total is off by one cent, clearly an inconsequential rounding error. I have no opinion about whatever it is you're describing.

Yes. Me bad. Scanned it rather than read it. Sorry.
Yes, I would say it is a rounding thing. We all get them from time to time.

 

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