New Zealand AdSense Publishers Get Paid 40% Less

Jun 28, 2012 - 8:41 am 3 by
Filed Under Google AdSense

New Zealand DollarGoogle AdSense publishers in New Zealand are complaining Google stiffed them on their last AdSense payment, paying them almost 40% less than they should have.

The complaints are coming from Google AdSense Help and WebmasterWorld where they report Google had a exchange rate glitch when converting US dollars to New Zealand dollars.

One publisher said he was paid out $298.00 but when Google did the conversion, they paid him $238 in New Zealand currency, which is about $140 too little or just under 40%. Technically, he should have been paid $377 in New Zealand currency or so.

Instead of getting 1 : 1.306 (USD to NZD) these publishers are getting 1 : 0.798 (USD to NZD).

Google had a similar issue in Australia several years ago, plus in several other countries throughout the years. They always fix it in the next payment cycle.

Forum discussion at Google AdSense Help and WebmasterWorld.

Update: As expected, Google promises to fix the mistake. A post by AdSensePro Sophie said:

An incorrect exchange rate was applied to the June 2012 NZD EFT AdSense payments. We are aware of this issue and working to resolve it as quickly as possible. We will contact the impacted publishers via email soon.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this situation.

Image credit to ShutterStock for currency

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More

May 17, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Remove Your Content From Google's AI Overviews

May 17, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Ads

Google Ads AI Summaries Live For Some Advertisers

May 17, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Maps

Order with Google For Food Delivery Going Away End Of June

May 17, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Two New Googlebots: GoogleOther-Image & GoogleOther-Video

May 17, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Google AdWords Express Not Running? Here Is Why?