Google Forcing Some AdSense Publishers To Select a Local Currency

Mar 11, 2010 • 9:18 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

A WebmasterWorld thread reports that some Google AdSense publishers are being forced to pick a local currency, instead of using the U.S. dollar.

Three publishers claimed it happened yesterday, where they logged into AdSense and had to pick a local currency. Here are some of the messages in the forum thread:

I think it is not possible to skip it any more.

They should have waited untill march 31 or april 1 to let it synchronize with taxes cycles. For those of us living in the EU but not in Ireland, it makes necessary new taxes forms.

This obviously should not impact U.S. publishers and publishers who live in countries where Google cannot pay out in that local currency.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

dusoft

03/12/2010 06:30 pm

Be glad Google is not forcing you to quit all your old accounts with campaigns ans create new accounts and new campaings (+you don't get the ads performance history) as it hapenned to Slovakia when entering Eurozone in January 2009. Lots of angry, angry advertisers and ad agencies.

KS Chen

03/12/2010 10:45 pm

I think it won't happen in Malaysia. However, why Google Adsense want to force the publisher to select a local currency? I still don't understand about this. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

Brian Turner

04/11/2010 11:20 am

It is actually possible to skip the forced acceptance just by modifying the URL: http://www.internetbusiness.co.uk/11032010/google-forces-adsense-users-to-local-currency/

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