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8:34 am on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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well, apart from the fact of the latest SE algo updates hammering what seems to be worthy sites, including my own ;) but still happy with daily visits lol....

the month of april has just finished in Aus, needed to get that golden $150 mark to get paid next month, and lo & behold, it stopped at $149.50

just seems that google is screwing anywhere and everywhere, i mean if they did this to me, and maybe a few thousand other sites, thats more spending money for them ! cynicle ? maybe, but my dealings with google over the years have been less than positive
12:50 pm on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I doubt very much that Google would bother with what to them is such a small amount, even over thousands of sites. Plus in all my years I've never seen any signs of it (and I've had five figure months) So... I'm thinking no.
1:17 pm on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Right...because Google's Cash Flow and Balance Sheet is so poor they need your $150 to survive for another month. I'm thinking not. But hey, thanks for taking one for the team so the rest of us can get paid.
1:58 pm on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I also doubt that is what is happening, but if you talk about 100s of thousands of sites, or more, you are looking at a tidy sum.....
10:08 pm on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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G's payment record is second to none by a thousand miles IMO.

Name one other similar organisation that pays so reliably and so on time.

Almost certainly, you earned $149.50 and are winging with not a shred of evidence. The same number of people probably earned $150.50 and are rejoicing at how benevolent G is.

That's life.