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Does Adsense exclude earnings outside US?

     
10:16 pm on Jun 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

After reading the post from fumanchu (http://www.webmasterworld.com/google_adsense/4572026.htm), I wonder if Adsense exclude earnings from clicks outside US.

In May, my reported estimated earnings are ~$300, while the finalized one is only $90, which matches closely with estimated earning coming from US. So I am not sure if this is just coincident or a rule.

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10:44 pm on June 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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even thought, main google business market (adwords) located in the States, they run business worldwide.

most likely your clicks do not convert at all or you get tons of invalid clicks.
12:34 am on June 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if Adsense exclude earnings from clicks outside US.


No, I earn/have vistors from 206 countries including what the US may call dodgy like Iran or Cuba ... however yours is the biggest difference I've ever seen.
12:44 am on June 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I think they might pay less for clicks that come from other places, maybe even based on previous levels of invalid activity or whatever. And they no doubt look for targeting anomalies; they're not going to pay me full price for a bunch of Chinese clicks on my Michigan-targeted sites.
12:51 am on June 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Google pays for visitors from several countries. You can run a report within AdSense and see where your revenue is coming from. There's probably a lot of activity that Google considers 'invalid'. Even at the end of the day, you may sometimes find your revenue dropping a little as the reevaluate the clicks and CPC. This difference is very substantial and you have reason to be concerned especially if yours is a new account.
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Thank you for your replies. I am getting this website from a purchase, so I am not sure about the traffic sources. In the estimated earning breakdown, most of the traffic is from US, followed by Brazil, Germany and Spain. It just happens that the finalized earning is 2 pennies off the earning from US.

I am worried with such high rate of "invalid clicks" that Google will ban my account. Do you think it is a good idea to block traffic out of US?

Thanks.
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The finalized earning may be two pennies off the earning from US. It doesn't necessarily mean that nearly all of your US traffic was acceptable to Google and almost none of the non-US traffic was. If you're not doing anything wrong yourself, there is no reason to block traffic out of US unless you want to. Besides, traffic from within the US can also come from dodgy sources, for instance people who are encouraged to click or from traffic purchased.
9:18 am on June 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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If you purchased the site, try contacting google adsense and tell them about the change in ownership. Trying to get a clean slate is smart, esp if you look at that much invalid activity.

Ask them for suggestions what you can do to clean up the past owner's mistakes/misdoings.

Also, make sure the check what google webmaster tools is saying about the site, start to fix what it doesn't like (slow, but steady).

Traffic from outside the US does work. Now if most of your traffic comes from a region where an unsupported language is used, you might be in a bad shape.
7:19 pm on June 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for the advices. I found the CPC is much lower for clicks from Brazil and Asia. CPC is 5x higher from US and Europe. Is it because of my content?
9:55 pm on June 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Is your content targeted world wide? Is it available in other languages?
10:42 pm on June 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

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My content is English only, that probably explains why.
 

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