What's Up With the Disappearing AdSense Earnings?

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  1. Rock_nj profile image90
    Rock_njposted 10 years ago

    Twice this week, I checked AdSense, and saw some nice earnings in the 30 to 50 cents range, due to ad clicks (I assume).  Both times, these earnings disappeared when I checked back again a few hours later.  I understand that earnings are not final until final, but the most recent case was an earnings from yesterday that were there this morning and are now gone.  What is AdSense doing, stealing our money?  What's up with AdSense earnings?  Any insight?  Thanks!

    1. aa lite profile image85
      aa liteposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I believe Adsense would say that those clicks were not "valid", I know this happens to a lot of people, so you shouldn't  worry that they suspect you of click fraud, they are just very "cautious" about which clicks you are credited with.

      Adsense would argue that they are not stealing your money because they don't charge advertisers for clicks that are not valid, so they are not earning from them either.

      The general feeling is that Adsense has become too paranoid about clicks.  I think IzzyM  thought that they will discount clicks from countries they consider suspicious.  This is what has put me off from using Adsense very much.

      1. Ericdierker profile image44
        Ericdierkerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Where is this discussion on countries considered suspicious? please.

        And i would just once like to see some proof that they do not get paid by advertisers

        1. relache profile image72
          relacheposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          aa lite didn't say AdSense doesn't get paid by advertisers.  What was said was "Adsense would argue that they are not stealing your money because they don't charge advertisers for clicks that are not valid, so they are not earning from them either."

          And the proof of that can be found on this page, https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/16737?hl=en

          "Invalid click activity consists of any clicks or impressions that may artificially inflate an advertiser's costs or a publisher's earnings, and for which we decide not to charge the advertiser."

          1. Ericdierker profile image44
            Ericdierkerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Reache, so you are saying they do get some pay "but would argue" your link does not address that issue.

          2. Anna Marie Bowman profile image74
            Anna Marie Bowmanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            So, basically, they have the right to decide if you deserve the money or not.  Nice...that would explain a lot.  LOL!

    2. AliciaC profile image93
      AliciaCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for posting this. I've noticed the same thing happening lately and was becoming concerned. It's interesting to hear that it's happening to someone else, too.

  2. symphonyx7 profile image68
    symphonyx7posted 10 years ago

    Interestingly, I do not have AdSense enabled and have no interest in enabling AdSense at all since I simply do this as a hobby.

    I really wish they'd point out which portion of my Hub is actually "duplicate". This is ridiculous.

    Anyway, I have already emailed Hubpages about this issue. But I don't expect a quick action and my Hub is stuck in limbo. I already spread my review throughout my own network and I don't want people clicking on the link to my review and end up into a dead end. I really wish they provided a grace period to change the content before unpublishing it themselves. This is very unfair. Perhaps a notice first and a period of 24 hours to change the content before putting the Hub down.

    1. psycheskinner profile image84
      psycheskinnerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      If that is a hubpages flag it does not relate to Adsense in any way.

  3. symphonyx7 profile image68
    symphonyx7posted 10 years ago

    Oops, wrong thread. My bad.

  4. Re Ku profile image55
    Re Kuposted 10 years ago

    Hi, I have exactly the same problems, but today, I was able to also take pictures of my income and clicks, and an picture of the disappeared income!
    As I suspect quiet some time, that there is something funny going on at Adsense! Well, If they where "invalid" clicks, it would show in the states as "Invalid Clicks", but this is not happen! Clicks AND Earnings disappear just, as if there were never any activity!
    Normally, when you go, after seeing the states, back to Adsense-Main page, you see the same states, but not 0.00 ! If you go then back, to the state, you see then also 0.00.  But TODAY, I came back to the same page, stating, that -YES-, there are clicks and income! And shot a picture of this!

    The BIG QUESTION is where is that Clicks and Income gone, if there is NO RECORD of any invalid activity at all??? Any Secret Google-Adsense Accounts??? Good possible! I am since 2008 with Adsens, and I have never experienced any thing like this before! I never had any warning or whats ever from Google, since I joined that Adsense!

    I have send Google-Adsense again a mail -included one of the pictures taken, waiting for a answer with logical explanation!

    Here the mail, I sent today:
    Hello Maria, here is some photographic EVIDENCE

    Google`s Adsense is sheeting! I have taken High Resolution images with a camera! One with earnings from 7 clicks of  2.21 Pounds - Today 11.1.2014, at 9.24 am UK time. ALL earnings disappeared, as I open the Adsense main page again!!! It is not the first time, I have seen this "Roll Back"! And nearly I were thinking of having some kind of Dementia... But here - and the first time, I have photographic EVIDENCE to show! WHERE IS THAT MONEY? Why do I have since at least 18 months less and less income, even after having more and more quality pages / websites? Question was not answered! So, what is going on there? I have attached one of the pictures taken!

    PS. I have taken your advise, and changed the ad-serving, as well the ad-placements.

    Best regards, xxx


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