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Google AdSense adds Google Checkout referral program

Google has added – not surprisingly – a new referral product to the lineup in AdSense, this time for Google Checkout. This is one program that I have long-suspected would be the next Google product added to the referral program.

Unfortunately for me, as a Canadian publisher, I cannot use it :(

You place the Checkout referral button on your site.

Someone clicks on the button, signs up as a buyer with Google Checkout using a valid U.S. credit card, and completes a purchase of at least $10 before shipping and tax through Checkout within 90 days. (The current $10 minimum purchase corresponds to our existing $10 promotion for new buyers, so this amount may change in the future.)

You earn $1.

It’s that simple. Please note that Checkout referrals are currently only available for U.S. publishers, and Google Checkout is currently only available for buyers with a U.S. credit card. We hope to make both Checkout and Checkout Referrals available in more countries soon.

I still wish Google would give non-US publishers with a high percentage of US traffic the ability to refer US customers. Alas I will be waiting for a while before I can use it.

More on the AdSense blog.

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3 comments to Google AdSense adds Google Checkout referral program

  • Ali

    good job from google, when they allow adsense on “the best warez site”: http://www.apadanait.com/

  • The offer seems a bit difficult to achieve. I have to sign them a candidate customer, who will buy at least $10 in 90 days and if so I will get $1 only. If this $1 is for every purchase in the future that would be great.

    By the way, Google Checkout is not for US credit cards only. You can place order from almost anywhere around the world, the shipping address has to be US I think. I placed order using Kuwaiti credit card to US mailbox. Got too frustrated with the service quality and canceled it.

  • Well may be its good and worth while for customers in US, but my site mostly deals with Indian customer, and here… only .0025% of the population has credit card, so its useless.

    anyways thanks for the information.

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