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Google Changes Wording for AdSense Earnings

Google Adds "Estimated" and "Finalized" to Earnings in AdSense

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Google announced that it has made some messaging changes in the AdSense interface. The changes concern users’ earnings.

Google has added the words "Estimated" and "Finalized" next to "Earnings" throughout users’ accounts. The company says the move was made to be more transparent. The changes in messaging do not reflect any changes to the way finalized earnings are calculated. The company says they’re simply intended to give users a clearer idea of Google’s estimations of earnings and what is actually finalized.

"As you may have noticed in the past, the earnings on the Overview and Advanced Reports pages may sometimes differ from the earnings listed on your Payment History page," says Elizabeth Ferdon of Google’s AdSense Payments Team. "This is because earnings on your Overview and Advanced Reports pages reflect initial estimations based on our records."

AdSense"We aren’t able to provide finalized earnings on these pages because they still need to be verified for accuracy, a process that takes place a few days after the end of every month. The finalized sum is then posted on your Payment History page by the 10th of the next month," adds Ferdon.

Google says it can’t say how much amounts would differ for any specific publisher, and that most publishers won’t see a significant difference anyway.

Earlier this week, Google introduced the ability to search for ads in the Ad Review Center. The option is currently available to only a limited number of publishers who are using the new AdSense interface (launched a few weeks ago). The company said, however, it will be rolling it out more widely as they invite more publishers to test the new interface.

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  • http://www.laokay.com Adsense Publisher

    The next big step I’d like to see is for Google to put more resources on tech support to resolve issues faster. If you frequent the Google help forums as much as I do you tend to get the sense that they don’t care all too much. I mean there are a few people there to help, but sometimes it appears to take weeks to get things resolved that probably could’ve been done in a few hours.

  • http://dotcomreport.com adsense alternatives

    Nice to see Google tweaking the AdSense interface to make for a better user experience.