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Does Adsense pay us the month after we reach payout, or...

  1. Aya Katz profile image88
    Aya Katzposted 6 years ago

    ...the month after the month after we reach payout?

    I reached my third payout toward the end of October. They now tell me that they plan to pay me by the end of next month, which would make it sometime toward the end of December.

    Something similar happened with my second payout. When they did finally pay, they subtracted more from what I had as estimated earning for that month than they actually paid out. So even though it looked as if I was close to a third payout the month after the second payout had been earned, after they paid out, it took longer to reach the third payout.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      if i reach payout in month of october...i receive cheque by end of november or begining of december but not end of december...

  2. Flightkeeper profile image77
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    If you make payout in September, it was verified in the first week of October and deposited in your account the last week of October.

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yup and at most first week of nov...not late than that...

  3. Aya Katz profile image88
    Aya Katzposted 6 years ago

    That's odd. What should I do to correct this? Or is this a difference between cutting a check and having a direct deposit? (They send me a check.)

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      even i get cheques..which country you are from?

      1. Aya Katz profile image88
        Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The United States.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Direct deposit is so much more convenient smile

      1. Aya Katz profile image88
        Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You may be right, but it should not affect the accounting method.

  4. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    If I understand correctly, you saw significant reductions in your earnings?  That might mean they are seeing some suspicious activity and taking extra time to verify, though I would think they would just ban you rather than delay payment.

    I started with Adsense in 2003 and have always rc'd payment late in the following month.  So, sometime around the 27th of November they will deposit my October earnings.

    Did you get it early in the second month?  I could see them perhaps spreading this stuff out over a week.

    1. Aya Katz profile image88
      Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They didn't indicate any suspicion over activity.

      The reduction was explained to me at the time by fellow hubbers like this:
      "earnings since last payment" was interpreted by Adsense as earnings since the last time a check was sent, even though the check was for less than I had earned on the day the check was sent.

      1. Pcunix profile image89
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It's always less than what your balance stands at now.

        As I said, I will get October earnings late in November.  Novermber's earnings will come late in December and so on. 

        Is that the source of the misunderstanding?

        1. Aya Katz profile image88
          Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Pcunix, I don't get a payout every month. It still takes a couple of months till I reach payout. So it's not a question of getting October earnings in November. It's question of my having earned around one hundred and ten dollars before October ended, and now in November they tell me that I will be sent my payment by the end of next month.

          The last time this happened, the check was for around one hundred and twenty dollars, but by the time they sent it to me, I had already accumulated another fifty dollars of estimated earnings beyond that.

          The moment they sent my check, the earnings since last payment went down to zero.

          1. Flightkeeper profile image77
            Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It does sound screwy Aya.  Even after they send you your check, your earnings since last payment shouldn't be zero because you're always earning something since the last payout.  I don't know what phone number you could call Adsense to talk to them about it.

            1. Aya Katz profile image88
              Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks, Flightkeeper. I'm not sure what accounts for it or how to ask them about it. There really seem to be two things happening. One is that I don't get paid the month after I reach payout, but rather the month after that. And second, that it affects the accounting when I do get paid.

          2. Marisa Wright profile image92
            Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, that's how it should work. They pay you whatever the balance is on the last day of the month - anything accumulated since then is kept and goes towards the next payout. 



            That's the bit that's worrying.  I hope it's just a glitch.

      2. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I had less one month too, but never since. They do state that the earnings are estimated.

        1. Barbara Kay profile image85
          Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/request.py

          Try using this link to contact them.

          1. Aya Katz profile image88
            Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I followed your link, and I found out something interesting about earnings and payout. YouTube earnings are paid two months after they are earned, while all other earnings are eligible for payout one month after earned. I wonder if that has something to do with my odd payout situation. I do have a YouTube account, but I'm not aware of any earnings from it.

        2. Aya Katz profile image88
          Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, I do see your point. Since earnings are just estimated, then they can be different from what we thought. But there is no way for us to independently determine what the real earnings were...

          So far, it only happened once that I got less, too. But now it's happened twice that I'm not getting paid the month after my estimated earnings hit the payout. So I'm wondering if that is related to having earned less than was reported as estimated earnings.

          I wish there were a place where they explain the discrepancies between estimated earnings and actual earnings after each payout.

          1. 2uesday profile image88
            2uesdayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Not sure if it is resloved yetor relevant to your problem  but a while ago adsnse had on a posting that there was a glitch - which meant the estimated earnings and the 'finalized' earnings on the payment/payout page did not look as if they matched. I think the point they were making was that their was no financial loss - it worked out OK in the end.

            On my finalized page it still only shows the end of September figures as they take a while to update.

            1. Aya Katz profile image88
              Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              2uesday, yes, I think I heard something about that. The figures on the finalized page do change somewhat from the estimated earnings.

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Aya,

    Go into Google Adsense at look directly at how much you have accumulated total, since your last payout. I would not suggest going by their totals on Adsense main screen. They claim to have fixed the problem, but since I had a problem, I always go  in Adsense and look.

    If you reached payout somewhere around the end of the month, then you will receive your payout at the end of November. Your balance only has to break the payout barrier for them to send you your money.

    I didn't make payout in Sept, but my earnings including October, most certainly did. So, at the end of November, I'll receive my check. And, I too receive a check in the mail.

    I hope that helps. smile

 
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