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What is going on? This makes no sense whatsoever to me.

     
6:48 am on Nov 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I've been with adsense for many, many years and I've yet to see this happen in my dashboard.

This month I can see in my dashboard what my earnings will be for November, but November is only half over. I see my ENDING balance already, and it's not changing day to day. I see my invalid traffic for Nov as well. I should see neither of these things in the completed section, the month is not finished. My dashboard is already telling me what my final payment was for Nov 1 - Nov 30 and it's well above where I am now, it's not a running total.

[edited by: JS_Harris at 7:06 am (utc) on Nov 17, 2018]

7:00 am on Nov 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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To be clear, I see a completely random number under current earnings that does not match last month's earnings, which are shown, and can't match this month's earnings, I'm only half way thru the month and this number is closer to a month's payment.

Unless that's a bonus to be added to whatever I make in Nov it's looking like they know what I will be paid for Nov already. I've reached out for assistance and will report back. Is anyone else already seeing a balance for the month representative of a typical month's earnings?
8:11 am on Nov 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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it's looking like they know what I will be paid for Nov already

This is how powerful is Google's AI technology.

By the way, this is normal that your payment, even labelled Nov 1 - 30 is not changing, because your effective earnings for November wlll be added to your payment balance on the first few days of December.
4:29 am on Nov 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The earnings amount for Oct had a record amount deducted for invalid traffic, in the magnitude of 20x higher than any previous deduction ever since they started taking deductions. Traffic volume and sources remained unchanged, no IP had more than 5 pageviews.

Those earnings are showing as due to be paid in a few days(Nov).

A few days ago they took a second helping of invalid traffic deductions for Oct.

The earnings for next month now show my Oct total minus the second deduction.

In short both Nov and Dec earnings now show as the amount earned in Oct. One without the second deduction and one with. Regardless, I shouldn't be receiving two payments in two different months for the same month's earnings and that's what they show me in my dashboard right now. We're not even through November but my Dec payment has finalized as Oct earnings + a second deduction made mid Nov.

I've never had a month's earnings finalize, including the deduction for invalid traffic, and had a second helping of invalid traffic removed from that month midway through the next month before. My dashboard is now all messed up too.
6:01 pm on Nov 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Could the invalid traffic in any way be related to GDPR?
3:00 am on Nov 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Bean counters. Gotta love 'em!

(Welcome to the new accounting methods---now that the biz is sewed up.)