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People, check your Adsense

  1. Silver Rose profile image75
    Silver Roseposted 5 years ago

    I just had a look at my Adsense finalised earnings for Oct (in the "my account section") - and it is about half what it says when I pull up the October advanced report which shows "estimated earnings" (in the Reports section).

    I've never had a discrepancy before. Is anyone else seeing this?

    My understanding is that the finalised earnings are what we get paid on.

    1. lobobrandon profile image84
      lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've got 100% of mine no cuts.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Mine appears to be in order.

  3. QuestionMaster profile image86
    QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago

    Adsense has really been cracking down on spammers, low quality clicks, Indian/Asian accounts and lots of other things in the last few months.

  4. Silver Rose profile image75
    Silver Roseposted 5 years ago

    Have just checked - there's a thread on webmasterworld about this too:

    http://www.webmasterworld.com/google_ad … 383833.htm

    I wonder if this affects HPads as well (seeing as they include Adsense in their ads)

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent Link!

    2. smcopywrite profile image77
      smcopywriteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      wonderful information to have and share. thank you

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image62
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    I earn zip from adsense.

  6. Silver Rose profile image75
    Silver Roseposted 5 years ago

    They are also discussing this in the Google help forums:

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/A … &hl=en

    Either Google has made a mistake or they've changed something big in how they finalise earnings.

    Oh well. I guess I needed more reminding to diversify, diversify, diversify, LOL!

  7. MissE profile image82
    MissEposted 5 years ago

    Hmmmm...I'll have to look.  I know my Google in October has half of what it was in September. sad Boo.  My HP stuff is cruisin' though!!!  Woohoo!

  8. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    ?? No problem here - the finalized earnings dropped just 6 cents (out of $30+) from estimated.

  9. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    Mine's fine.  A tiny bit lower - cents only, though.  Same dollar amount.

  10. WriteAngled profile image89
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    I have a 1% difference between the two.

  11. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    No big discrepency for me.  I hope you get it sorted out!

  12. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    I'm showing a twenty-eight cent difference from estimated to finalized for October.

    And it is correct that we are paid the finalized earnings.

    Do you have allowed domains specified in your AdSense account?  That's one of the best ways to guard against invalid click activity.

    1. Jerrico Usher profile image57
      Jerrico Usherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      what does that mean. What is this feature and how do you mean it protects against click activity (invalid)? you got my curiosity peeked smile

      1. thooghun profile image82
        thooghunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You can block your publisher ID from being used on other websites. As Relache mentioned, it protects you from having your ID scraped and plastered, bombed and banned. You'll still have to scan individual channel CTR's now and then to be sure (and report unusually high activity), but it's a good way of being in control.

        1. Jerrico Usher profile image57
          Jerrico Usherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          wow, never thought of that... thank you for the tips!

        2. Charity Squid profile image75
          Charity Squidposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Just curious.  How does one block their publisher ID from being used on other websites? Thanks in advance.

          1. Silver Rose profile image75
            Silver Roseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Log into your adsense, go to "adsense setup" and then look for the "allowed sites" tab. Simply list the sites you want to allow, and all the rest will be blocked from displaying your adsense.

            1. Carolina Crete profile image82
              Carolina Creteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              This is on the old adsense interface, which they are retiring any day now. I can't find the 'allowed sites' option on the new interface. Anyone?

              1. cameciob profile image79
                cameciobposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Under Home tab, go to Account Settings, on the left navigation menu. Scroll down to Access and Authorization,there are some options. First option is Sites authorized to show ads. Check the box. It is going to open a tab where you can put the sites you want.

                1. Carolina Crete profile image82
                  Carolina Creteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Got it. Thanks!

          2. Charity Squid profile image75
            Charity Squidposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks everyone!  The only domain I share my adsense account with is Hubpages.  The others are my own blog and websites.  But how would one get invalid clicks on Hubpages when its not yourself clicking on your own hubs?

    2. Silver Rose profile image75
      Silver Roseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I do have allowed domains specified (I think it may have been you who advised us to do this on the forums two years ago!)

      I've no idea what this is about, as Google hasn't issued a statement.

      With invalid clicks, they usually close people's accounts down. But this seems to be different - either they caught a bunch of people random clicking to disguise their invalid clicks, and all the clicks had to be invalidated, or the clicks are valid, it's just the CPC that has been reduced.

      I notice hubpages haven't said anything, but if it's affecting some of us, it's bound to be affecting them too as they get 40% of the impressions

    3. Richieb799 profile image60
      Richieb799posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I'm only 65p off

      Is everyone using the new interface yet?

  13. jcmayer777 profile image73
    jcmayer777posted 5 years ago

    I'm off by less than a dollar.

  14. IMsuccess profile image60
    IMsuccessposted 5 years ago

    Mine is just showing just a penny difference between estimated and finalized.  However my earnings were down in October by around 20%

  15. Silver Rose profile image75
    Silver Roseposted 5 years ago

    BTW on the subject of diversification. Chris Guthrie mentions that Vibrant media outperforms Adsense:

    http://www.makemoneyontheinternet.com/b … results-2/

    May give it a try on my own sites.

  16. successfulblogger profile image58
    successfulbloggerposted 5 years ago

    Are you enrolled in the hubpages ad program? If you are you will see a drop. I wrote a hub on it if you want to read it.

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A drop in what exactly and why?

    2. QuestionMaster profile image86
      QuestionMasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry successfulblogger, but your hub and account in general indicate very little knowledge of earning online.

      (Psycheskinner, the hub says in 300 word basically nothing other than "Enabling the ad program will decrease Adsense clicks" - something which is the mostly commonly agreed/talked about fact about the program.)

      Successfulblogger, you have less than 100,000 views across 200 hubs after more than 2 years. That's one sign that you don't know a lot about traffic and SEO etc.

      Another sign is that you've got a hub entitled "How to reach 100,000 hubbers". This is misleading firstly because you obviously haven't, since you're still under 100,000 views, but also because other hubbers don't earn you money at all - external traffic (from search engines) is what you should be pursuing!)
      Also, the fact you're promoting Shetoldme as a way to double your traffic is... amusing.

      I'd very highly recommend learning more about SEO before proclaiming that you have all of the answers.

      1. baygirl33 profile image60
        baygirl33posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Please explain SEO?
        I am with hubpages a few months and did register for Adsense but have zip earnings.  Not really here to make money,but would like to know how things work.

  17. Silver Rose profile image75
    Silver Roseposted 5 years ago

    Just a quick update for those affected. Google has now acknowledged that this is one of their "known issues". See

    http://www.google.com/adsense/support/a … er=1067521

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent link. Your posting it will definitely reduce many people's stress levels regarding this. Just knowing that google is aware of and working on the problem is significant.

  18. Silver Rose profile image75
    Silver Roseposted 5 years ago

    Final update: They've sorted it. If you've been affected, log into your adsense and you should see a second entry with the missing money under "payment history".

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      bump

 
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