I'd never had any deductions until about a year ago myself. This month it was 3.7%. Their "estimates" used to be spot on, but now it looks like they need to work on them.
At the very least, some explanation of where the money is going would be helpful. I had hoped that the "new payment system" would tell me this info. Instead, it just seems to give Google a way to take more back once they have finalized the earnings.
2:41 am on Jan 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
75 to 77 is pretty slow. My sites run at 94-95 even with 3000 simultaneous users doing lookups in the database (and I'm still trying to get it higher). I'd get that looked at.
11:26 pm on Jan 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
Yep, it's only the last few months that I've ever had any deductions whatsoever, hopefully it'll go back to zero again however I doubt that.
And it has been about the same time that Google altered the payment date.