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Adwords Credit Card Charges

Constant credit card charges on Adwords

     
8:15 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I haven't really looked into this in detail yet, but I was curious if someone already has a quick answer to this.

Google charges my credit card pretty much every day and sometimes multiple times per day on my Adwords account. I believe this has something to do with my daily budget, but like I said I haven't really looked into it yet.

From a credit card processing point of view this is lunacy because there is a surcharge for each transaction. Google would save a ton of money by consolidating these charges into one or two per month.

The only advantage I can see out of this is that it allows Google to minimize bad debt.

Anyone else have a better explanation?

8:24 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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To reduce the frequency of charges, request a credit line increase.
8:48 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The only advantage I can see out of this is that it allows Google to minimize bad debt.

On the scale that Google is doing this, that's a pretty big advantage. I think they bill every $500 or so, or over some period of time. If you have a history with them, and the bank and trade references to support it, request to be put on invoicing terms. Makes life much easier (plus you get nicer statements)

9:36 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Try e-mailing Google to ask if there is anything that can be done about altering your payment arrangements. (It worked for me)

[edited by: Pengi at 9:36 pm (utc) on Mar. 28, 2007]

9:24 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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To reduce the frequency of charges, request a credit line increase.

Try e-mailing Google to ask if there is anything that can be done about altering your payment arrangements. (It worked for me)

Good advice. ;)

...If you have a history with them, and the bank and trade references to support it, request to be put on invoicing terms. Makes life much easier (plus you get nicer statements)

Also good advice. Here's some info from the AdWords Help Center on this subject:

Does Google AdWords offer credit terms and invoicing? (U.S. only)
[adwords.google.com...]

Does Google AdWords offer monthly invoicing? (all except U.S.)
[adwords.google.com...]

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