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.