Ever since I saw the finalized earnings for october I contacted adsense support as there was something (to me) obviously wrong.
So far I've been unable to get them to even acknowledge there's a problem and instead gotten boilerplate nonsense, even asked for an escalation only to get even less to the point answers.
So are there others who have this problem ?
I'm getting my reports in EURO (not USD), should that make a difference.
FWIW, it more and more feels like their currency conversions are being done twice or so (hard to tell as it's all as transparant as a brick)
I've scaled all numbers by a factor I'll not tell so as to not upset anybody with me giving the real earnings.
November earnings from the performance report: 426,09 EUR
October earnings from the performance report: 422,60 EUR
Yet in the payments overview it's starts out with very different amounts:
oct1-oct31: earnings (adding all types): 353,78 EUR
on Nov 18 they deduct 0,24 EUR for invalid traffic
and they pay the remainder on Nov 22.
nov1-nov30: earnings (adding up all types): 374,80 EUR
(no invalid traffic yet - but I don't expect that for a bit)
But there's almost 20% gone for October and more than 13% gone for November with no apparent explanation, and even after pressing them, begging them, threatening them, sending them screenshots, rereading their explanations asking for escalation, they have given NOTHING that makes any sense to me.
I get from their explanations there are realtime corrections (but those don;t show in the reports AFAIK)
and that there are adjustments for invalid traffic (but they show and are for very small amounts compared to the totals. BUT nothing that explains the significant difference between these two reports.
It's a problem to me - not the money as such, I take what they give me - but for being able to defend against the tax man during an audit: my daily detailed earnings (which I have to provide) do NOT match up with what I'm getting paid. That in itself is a red flag for the tax man and I cannot get Google to even come near a sensible explanation, let alone one that I can defend during an audit if it ever omes to that.
So I'm likely to get fined/convicted for evading taxes while it's Google refusing to give a reasonable explanation/willing to look into it with a little bit of an open mind and not resorting to standard pre-chewed answers that miss the point utterly.
So, my point of posting here:
- Any of you out there seeing this same discrepancy in their reports ?
- Anybody getting paid by direct deposit in EURO ?
Any I got this too would be great, or any sensible explanation one has.
I've never seen this prior to October - ever.
I've also asked them a few times if I'm still in good standing but - predictably they don't answer that point.
I guess at this point in order to avoid more complications with the tax man that I'll just not show/track/keep the daily amounts - that's less of a problem I hope than to have numbers that do not match in any way and no explanation that makes any sense at all to explain it.
Now since we have no transparency on exchange rates anymore (everything in in EUR nowadays). Why am I pondering of a double application of the exchange rate ? Well ... right now 1 USD seems to be worth (according to Google Search): 0,73 EURO - which somewhat varies over time but still is in the order of magnitude of the missing money... even though both reports are in EURO, not in USD.
But I'd assume not to be the only one if that were the case...