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.
Adsense has really been cracking down on spammers, low quality clicks, Indian/Asian accounts and lots of other things in the last few months.
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)
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!
Hmmmm...I'll have to look. I know my Google in October has half of what it was in September. Boo. My HP stuff is cruisin' though!!! Woohoo!
?? No problem here - the finalized earnings dropped just 6 cents (out of $30+) from estimated.
Mine's fine. A tiny bit lower - cents only, though. Same dollar amount.
No big discrepency for me. I hope you get it sorted out!
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.
what does that mean. What is this feature and how do you mean it protects against click activity (invalid)? you got my curiosity peeked
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.
wow, never thought of that... thank you for the tips!
Just curious. How does one block their publisher ID from being used on other websites? Thanks in advance.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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
Yeah, I'm only 65p off
Is everyone using the new interface yet?
Mine is just showing just a penny difference between estimated and finalized. However my earnings were down in October by around 20%
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.
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.
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.
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
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".
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