Is Google Nickel & Diming AdSense Publishers?

Dec 10, 2007 • 9:30 am | comments (2) by twitter | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

A publisher using Google AdSense noticed that he is not making all the money he apparently earned in AdSense. For example, if he's making 12.01 for his AdSense earnings in the content network and 0.05 in the search network, he's only making $12.05 and not $12.06. Is Google taking pennies from him?

Not quite, as someone points out. It's possible that he was making 12.0055 and 0.049 which is rounded up and would then translate to $12.05 and not $12.06.

That makes sense.

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Comments:

Gustave Stresen-Reuter

12/10/2007 03:29 pm

It could also be that they're using "banker's rounding": http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196652 But that wouldn't necessarily explain this particular case...

No Name

12/10/2007 05:31 pm

I do think that Google is nickel and diming us. That's why the rules constantly change. I have seen my earnings go up and down more times than I can possibly count. My earnings are never what I would call "right". No it's probably not some big conspiracy, but it's just Google doing typical corporate stuff!

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