AdSense Referral Program Changes TOS to Add 90 Day Requirement

Jan 26, 2006 • 1:34 pm | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

Shawn asked me if I was aware of this thread at his forum named New referrals adsense ruls? where a member points out that AdSense has added a little line to the TOS that includes a phrase "within 90 days of sign-up." Now, everyone I ask, and every place I look, I can not find the 90 day requirement. That is a big deal. So on November 4, 2005, when the AdSense Referral Program Launched, it did not have the 90 clause, as far as I know.

Of course you can imagine how upsetting this is to those who sent AdSense tons of referrals, and how those will expire.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

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Comments:

Robzilla

01/26/2006 08:54 pm

Reminds me of a similar trick that Fastclick pulled in 2005.

ScottW

01/27/2006 05:58 am

90 days is really short for most sites to earn $100. How many people even get the code up and their ad layout finalized in 30 days from sign up? I know I didn't. Plus you then have to consider the eligibility for payout delay. I seriously doubt they will be paying out much in the future.

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