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May 29, 2006

YPNBlog Guest Columnist & YPN on Click This!

I was pleased to be YPN's first guest columnist (other than the famed Jeremy Zawodny) with the column "Color Me Clickable".

Many publishers fail to realize the true importance of ad unit colors when generating their Yahoo! Publisher Network ad javascript. In fact, I have seen revenue quadruple when publishers make a simple change to their color schemes.

So how do you know if a color scheme is a good one or a bad one? By testing. For each color scheme you choose, you will want to create a new Reporting Category. But before you do that, you need to figure out what color schemes might work best for you.

You can read the full article here.

Also last week, I interviewed Will Johnson, the GM & VP of Yahoo! Publisher Network for my radio show Click This! You can download the MP3 here. And yes, I did ask him about when YPN will be going international, among other hot topic items such as publisher suspensions, click fraud and all about their latest feature, direct deposit.

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AdSense Injection WordPress plugin prevents banner blindness

My friend Dax created this cool AdSense Injection script which will automatically insert AdSense into your WordPress blog entry in a different position each page view, reducing the chance of banner blindness on your blog. It randomly inserts your AdSense code in place of a paragraph break. You can supply your own customized color palette as well.

It currently only works for AdSense, but YPN support is on the to do list, as is channel support to determine which ad placement and style is your blog's "Sweet Spot".

There are more details here, you can view the control panel options here or you can go straight to download it here.

Dax is taking feature requests for future versions as well, if you think something would be cool to see in the next release.

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May 28, 2006

AdSense thinks borderless is better

When I interviewed Kim Malone from Google a couple of weeks ago for Click This!, I commented that seeing the default AdSense color scheme - the one with that familiar teal border - was like nails on a chalkboard to me when I saw it in action. It never ceases to amaze me the number of publishers who don't even bother to coordinate the ad unit colors to their site... or at the very least, remove those often CTR-lowering borders from their ad units. Well, it seems AdSense thinks the same thing as they are revamping the color scheme used for default ad units, getting rid of that teal border on all defaults.

Publishers received an email which included the following:

We’re writing to let you know about a coming change to the appearance of your Google ads. Your ads currently display the default Google color palette, Seaside (formerly known as Mother Earth). In the near future, we plan to update the default palette to Open Air, a new palette containing the same set of colors, but without the blue border. We’ve found that many publishers prefer the cleaner look of this palette and have also seen that a blended color palette performs better for them — attracting user interest while still maintaining the distinction between ads and content with the ‘Ads by Google’ label.

Please note that this change will only affect your ad units where your ad code does not specify colors. For all other units, your color selections will be retained.

I do wonder why they didn't include this information when they made the color palette changes they noted a few days earlier on the AdSense Blog. However, this change was definitely a long time coming, and I won't have that nails on the chalkboard feeling as I used to, unless it is due to someone specifically chosing the color palette formerly known as Mother Earth, now known as Seaside. Now all default ad units will display the color palette Open Air which is identical to Mother Earth, but optimized with a hidden border.

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May 23, 2006

AdSense video ads graduate from rich media beta test

Click to play video ads have graduated from the rich media beta test to becoming a full member of the AdSense ad unit style lineup, according to the AdWords Blog.

In the coming days, we will be adding click-to-play video ads to the line-up of text, Flash and image ad formats currently supported by the Google content network. At launch, video ads will be available to AdWords advertisers in the US, Canada and Japan - but we plan to roll them out to other regions shortly.

Advertisers will be able to use video ads in both the CPM and CPC basis, which means advertisers can chose to run these ads on either a keyword or a site targeted basis. AdWords make a note that these ads will still compete to run on the content network as the image, text and flash ads already compete with each other to decide which ad is placed when.

How will they affect international publishers and advertisers? Currently, advertisers in US, Canada and Japan will be able to run video ads. However, they can chose to geotargeted those video ads as they would normal text or image ads.

I am disappointed to see that publishers are not able to opt-out of video ads, although this is not surprising since they also do not allow you to opt-out of flash ads, something that has been a pet peeve of mine since flash ads launched. Of course, something could show up in the Ad Type Preference page over the next couple of days, since the blog states the ads will be appearing in the "coming days". So we could still see video ads (and hopefully flash ads) as becoming something a publisher can decide to run or not.

It is also worth noting, however, that the video ads are not intrusive to the user experience. They will not start playing on their own, but the ad unit will show a static video screenshot instead. It will require user action to start the videos, and users will also be able to pause, adjust the volume and click to a customer site. And of course, they are branded with "Ads by Google" although the extra ooooooo's publishers are so accustomed to seeing are missing. It is unclear which ad unit sizes will be available to video ads.

This will definitely be an area to watch, especially as publishers begin to see more of these types of ads on their sites.

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May 20, 2006

Quigo AdSonar's new scrolling ad units are hot

Quigo's AdSonar has a new style of ad unit that is probably my favorite ad unit style to date from any publisher network. This ad unit features three ads showing in an ad unit, but every five seconds or so, the ads within the ad unit scrolls upwards by one ad, and shows a new ad on the bottom. There are a total of four ads within the rotation, with only threee ads shown at once. They scroll up fairly slowly, but mousing over the ad unit will pause the scrolling to allow an interested viewer to click on an ad.

The ads can be seen at DenverPost.com on internal news pages such as this one (scroll towards the bottom to see a large rectangle below the article and on the bottom right column). DenverPost is one of their private label network partners, which allows them to gain new advertisers to their site, while the ads are implemente and served by AdSonar.

I find these ad units so interesting because the scrolling catches a visitor's eye without being obtrusive like some graphic animation ads can be. And they are still text ads, which many publishers and advertisers find more successful that other types of non-text advertising. And rotating only four ads in a three-ad-size ad unit also gives an advertiser repetition where they could potentially notice the same advertisement several times as it scrolls up.

It will be interesting to watch and see if any of the other contextual companies release similar scrolling ad units in the future, because they do have many benefits to both advertisers and publishers. Kudos to Quigo for launching such a fresh new ad unit style.

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YPN launches direct deposit, tax withholding and faster payment turnaround

Direct deposit is one of the most-requested features made by YPN publishers, and I am pleased to say that this feature is now a reality.

Publishers can now enter their bank account details to receive their payments via direct deposit. Another great feature about it is that if there is a problem with your direct deposit payment, an alert will show up in your account control panel that there was a problem with your payment. This is nice so that if there is a problem, it doesn't enter this limbo phase where a publisher is unsure if it just hasn't arrived yet or if there was another reason why the payment wasn't successfully transfered.

There have been complaints that YPN was slow to move on getting publishers direct deposit. However, to put this into perspective, YPN has launched direct despoit only 10 months after launching in beta. However, it took AdSense nearly two years to launch their own direct deposit after the AdSense program began accepting regular publishers.

And with this change is something that some publishers will like even more than the direct deposit feature, and that is the fact that YPN will now send their payments on the 25th of the month. And with AdSense sending payments by the 30th, this will likely result in YPN publishers receiving their payments before their AdSense payments, if they are using both programs. This will definitely please those publishers that count the days their payments arrive, and especially since YPN has consisently paid 5-10 days after AdSense each month.

Lastly, YPN also launched a new feature where you can allow YPN to withhold the tax for you from your payment.

To set up direct deposit or tax withholding, login to your account and you can access all the information and get it set up. If you are setting up direct deposit, it will take affect for your May earnings period (payment sent June 25th).

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AdSense referral buttons in new languages

On Monday during the premiere episode of Click This!, I asked Kim Malone from Google about Google launching the referral buttons and text links into more languages. The team must have been listening because Google has now released the variety of AdSense referral text links are now in all the supported AdSense languages. Additionally, the button and banner image creatives for the AdWords & AdSense referral products are now available in Czech, Croatian, Slovak, and traditional Chinese.

It is nice to see that AdSense is continuing to support the international pubilsher community by expanding the referral products into multiple languages.

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May 16, 2006

Botnet clicking AdSense ads revealed

The SANS institute has reported on a Botnet that is clicking on AdSense publisher's ads, likely on a botnet-for-hire basis for publishers looking to fraudulently increase their bottom line. A publisher hires the botnet to click their publisher ads, but keeping it at a low level to go undetected by Google's click fraud detection software.

Somebody with a botnet generates the clicks from a few hundred machines and makes sure they look as innocent as possible. Keeps it a low profile while at it. Of course the botnet owner will want a share from the publisher. Bottom line is that the advertiser pays in exchange for a bot visiting him.

Ironically, for being so protective of the botnet, one of the botnet owners left everything open - including the .exe files and the control panel - the URL of which ended up in the hands of the SANS institute.

The Register also picked up the story.

Generating traffic from a small number of machines (numbered in the hundreds) makes the traffic generated from compromised machines look innocuous. In return for helping click fraud scammers keep a low profile, botnet owners rake in a percentage from the scam.

The ruse came to light after security experts in the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Centre investigated malicious software on a hacker's website. Control panels on the site, designed to facilitate the control of compromised machines infected with malware, were left open. This allowed security experts to analyse the actions of the botnet operator behind the site.

The SANS institute reported the fraud to Google AdSense, so the publishers involved in this one should be suspended.

There has been the concern for some time now that spyware installed on an unknowing user's computer could then facilitate click fraud on a large scale that would be extremely difficult to find through normal click fraud detection. Spyware has targeted AdSense ads in the past, however, the ads were simply overwritten as opposed to being used as a background click fraud program.

What does this mean for AdSense publishers? Provided you are not engaging in this activity, you have little to worry about. However, this kind of publisher click fraud system does have the potential to undermine the integrity of the publisher program. And unfortunately, if that happens, it could result in advertisers continuing to opt-out of syndicating their ads on the content network and will instead limit their ad's exposure to Google search results only. And that will affect all publisher's bottom line, due to the actions of a very small group of the hundreds of thousands of current AdSense publishers.

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May 15, 2006

Click This! first show is available for download

The first episode of Click This! with my guest Kim Malone from Google is now available for download on Webmasterradio. I have received lots of good feedback so far, and the chat room was pretty active during the show airing.

For those who want to keep track, it is airing on Mondays at 2pm EST / 11am PST. And here are all the important links you need:

Download archive shows here

Subscribe to the feed to alert you when new episodes are available for download (scroll down to "Click This!").

And to download the first show with my special guest Kim Malone, click here.

Next week, Will Johnson, the GM and VP of the Yahoo! Publisher Network will be my guest, you don't want to miss it! If you would like to submit your question to be asked, either comment in this entry, or there is a thread at DigitalPoint on it. Yes, I am asking about YPN going international ;)

Thank you to Kim for being such a great first guest, and thanks to everyone who tuned in and joined the chat!

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May 13, 2006

JenSense radio show launches Monday with special guest Kim Malone from Google

My new radio show - Click This! - launches Monday May 15th at 11am PST (2pm EST / convert to your time zone) on Webmasterradio.fm. My first guest is Kim Malone, Director of Online Sales & Operations for Google AdSense. I am very fortunate that I will be able to ask about some of the more controversial topics that Google usually doesn't talk about, so it should make for a very fascinating hour.

What topics am I planning to cover?

And that is just for starters :) I will be chatting with Kim for the full hour and that is just scratching the surface of what we will be talking about.

This show is geared at advanced AdSense users although beginners will also benefit from what I plan to talk about as well.

Tune in at Webmasterradio.fm. I will also be in the Webmasterradio chat room here or via IRC at irc.webmasterradio.fm #webmasterradio (you can use a program such as mIRC to join). And once the show goes live, there will be an RSS feed available so you can be alerted whenever a new show is available for download.

I hope you will join me for my premier episode of Click This! on Monday!

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May 12, 2006

AdSense updates their Program Policies, and backdates it two months

I was over at Matt Cutts' blog reading his entry about the fact the Google webmaster quality guidelines had been updated and nobody noticed. So that prompted me to check the Google AdSense Policies, as I do every day or two, because AdSense has a sneaky way of updating their policies without telling anyone... sometimes I am sure they are testing to see if I am paying attention ;)

But lo and behold, sure enough they had been updated. But since I use the updated date at the bottom to check and see if they have changed or not, I noticed right away that the date was changed not to May 12, 2006, but rather to March 14, 2006. And just in case you are thinking I might not have been paying attention, the Google cache dated May 8, 2006 also shows the old version of the Program Policies (October 25, 2005). What is the significance of March 14th? I am not sure, nothing shows up on either my own blog or the AdSense blog on or near that date.

So, with the date discrepancy out of the way, what exactly changed? Interestingly, just a single change was made to the AdSense Policies this time around.

Under Ad Placement, the part in bolded italics was added to this point:

A single referral button per product may be placed on a page up to a maximum of 4 buttons, in addition to the ad units, search boxes, and link units specified above. Referral buttons are considered to be ‘Google ads’ for purposes of these program policies.

They also changed the wording from "Web site page" to simply "page" right before the bolded change above.

This highlights the possibility that there could be new referrals added for new products in the future, if they are concerned about too many referral buttons on a single page.

Always remember that when you agreed to the AdSense terms, you agreed to adhere to the program policies - even when they are quietly updated. So be sure if you are using referral buttons, you are only using up to four (there are currently five referral products at this time).

So just one minor change to the AdSense Policies this time around, and you heard it here first ;)

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May 11, 2006

New AdWords Tool Useful For Publishers

When people talk about what a possible click in AdSense might be worth in a new subject area, they tend to refer to the Yahoo Search Marketing Bid Tool. However, this obviously isn't a perfect solution since they are for two different - and competing - companies. Fortunately for advertisers and publishers alike, Google AdWords has launched their own estimator tool for CPC and traffic data, and publishers will find this tool will be much more useful in estimating what a possible EPC will be on a new subject area.

Of course, there is always the issue of whether you will show ads on a page for the keyword "widgets" or "fluffy green widgets", which can definitely play a role in how much a click is worth to a publisher. And you also have to factor in Google's cut of the click as well as potential smart pricing issues, which can further devalue what the click will pay a publisher (and what the advertiser will ultimately pay for it). But it is nice for giving rough estimations when you are considering a site in a new niche market area that you might not have previous experience in.

You can access the tool here and start seeing what CPC on many different terms are. How much do you want to bet that mesothelioma is one of the most-checked search terms today ;) I already added to the count!

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May 05, 2006

Maintaining a quality YPN network to prevent suspension

Hot on the heels of the news that Yahoo Publisher Network suspended multiple publishers who were generating their traffic via MySpace, due to poor quality of traffic, comes a new posting on the YPN Blog about maintaining a quality network.

As noted on certain message boards, some publisher accounts have been recently closed. These account closures were based solely on traffic quality issues.

Yahoo! Publisher Network is still an invite-only beta program. As such, we’re constantly refining the procedures and policies that will help maintain a quality network for our publishers and advertisers. And we won’t release the product to the general publishing community until we are able to serve our constituent’s needs well.

This is a learning experience for everyone, one of the main concerns for our 100,000-plus advertisers who participate is the quality of traffic they receive. For advertisers, we need to consider the source of traffic, the site content, click activity, and the overall quality of leads generated for our advertisers.

As publishers you are also concerned with quality – the quality and relevance of the ads you receive and how well they monetize on your sites.

While not really surprising, it does make publishers aware that yes, YPN will suspend publishers with less-than-quality traffic, following in the footsteps of Google AdSense who have been suspending publishers for poor quality traffic for quite some time now.

They also make a specific note that site content plays a role in the decision of whether or not this is a quality YPN network or not. So it does make me wonder if we might see more suspensions targeting the on-page content quality as well. This might make those monetizing with scraper sites a bit wary of how YPN views those types of sites in the overall picture of quality networks.

So in maintaining a quality network, what kind of traffic sources should you avoid?

On some level, it comes down to using your common sense. If you stop and think "Hmmm, I wonder if Yahoo and/or AdSense would like this?", chances are pretty good that they probably won't and you should avoid that particular traffic source. Because AdSense - and now YPN - do not seem to warn publishers first about poor traffic, but instead go straight to the suspensions, you should definitely be wary of the methods you are using to generate your traffic, particularly if you think it might be a little bit "iffy" and you value your publisher account.

YPN's public posting about this issue on the blog can also serve as a mass warning to publishers who may be using these methods to clean up their acts before the next round of suspensions is handed out.

If you aren't sure if your traffic source is a legit one or not, feel free to ask about it in the comments here, contact AdSense/YPN directly or ask on one of the many forums.

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More Google products to earn referrals from

AdSense has added two more products to the lineup of products and programs publishers can earn money from. Google Pack and Picassa are the two latest additions.

You'll earn up to $2 for each time a user installs Pack and up to $1 for each Picasa install. Although Picasa referrals will be available for several AdSense languages, Pack referrals are currently only offered in US English.

As per the AdSense Policies, you can add one referral button per product per page, so you can now make a page extremely ad heavy just by using various ad units, link units, and referral buttons from AdSense.

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May 03, 2006

MSN to begin testing ContentAds contextual ads this summer

There has been plenty of speculation, but Microsoft has announced that testing on their contextual advertising will begin this summer, sounding as though it will begin testing their contextual placement within the MSN & Microsoft Network first.

They will likely begin contextual targeting on these Microsoft properties: Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Spaces, Windows Live Safety Center, Windows Live for Mobile, Office Live and Office Online, and the Xbox® Web site Xbox.com.

For a more detailed look into all the adCenter changes... including the fact that they are no longer MSN adCenter but rebranded as Microsoft adCenter... I have done an in-depth look into it at the Search Engine Watch Blog.

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May 02, 2006

MySpace.com and Yahoo Publisher Network apparently don't mix

MySpace has long been a marketing tool and a great way to drive traffic to other sites or advertising. But if you happen to be monetizing with MySpace and using Yahoo Publisher Network, you may get your account suspended, even if you have non-MySpace sites on your account as well.

On Friday, multiple publishers received either phone calls or emails from YPN advising them that their traffic quality was low and their accounts would be suspended as of May 1, 2006. Affected publishers would still receive their earnings - less any invalid or international clicks - so they would not be losing all their income (as usually happens when someone is suspended from AdSense).

For those who received the letter instead of the phone call:

Hello {Publisher Name},

I have attempted to reach you personally to discuss this matter but the phone number we have is invalid.

As part of our efforts to ensure high-quality traffic for advertisers on the Yahoo! Publisher Network, we continuously monitor publisher attributes such as:

1. Sources of their traffic, including its geographical distribution.

2. Suspicious click activity.

3. Advertiser conversion rates.

4. Overall quality of leads generated on your site.

Unfortunately, due to poor traffic quality, we will be terminating your Yahoo! Publisher Network account ID as of end of day, Monday, May 1, 2006. In accordance with Sections 6(a) and 6(b) of the Yahoo! Publisher Network terms and conditions, we will not include clicks from non-U.S. users or otherwise invalid clicks in your payment. We have refunded amounts generated from the non-U.S. users and otherwise invalid clicks to our advertisers and will pay any remaining amount owed to you in accord with the Terms and Conditions.

It has long been known that source of traffic can result in an AdSense suspension, but this is the first time it has been known that either AdSense or YPN has been targeting not only a single specific source of traffic, but also one that is somewhat legitimized as being a true site... as opposed to the "get 20,000 visitors to your site for only $19.99" variety that is usually targeted for being poor quality.

However, this definitely opens up questions about what other sites that YPN will target next? Will all social networking type of sites be targeted? Or was MySpace a notable exception. But it definitely seems that users monetizing MySpace through YPN were definitely targeted, since all were contacted Friday with their accounts being suspended on the following Monday.

But it also raises the question of why these publishers were allowed to keep their ads running for a few days following the decision? Perhaps to do the right thing and allow publishers the opportunity to have a few days to switch over to another program without losing several days of revenue. But it does seem odd that they have decided these sites were not monetizing well for their advertisers, yet they will continue to allow the ads to be run for a few more days.

Also interesting is the fact that this decision was made hot on the heels of the New York Times article about MySpace.com, which was published earlier in the week. One of the things discussed was monetization of MySpace and how the company had tested both Google and YPN ads within the social network.

A sign of that challenge is seen in Mr. Levinsohn's effort to expand the use of text ads — the rapidly growing format pioneered by search engines. He has been running tests with Yahoo, Google and several smaller ad providers and has sought proposals from them for longer-term deals.

The answer he received was a shock. Not one of them, not even the mighty Google, was sure that it could provide enough advertisements to fill all the pages that MySpace displays each day, Mr. Levinsohn said. The search companies did not want to dilute their networks with so many ads for MySpace users, whom they said were not the best prospects for most marketing because they use MySpace for socializing, not buying.

The article also states that MySpace only gets slightly over $0.10 CPM ($0.10 per one thousand impressions) across the network, which is extremely low. Perhaps there were discrepancies between this figure and what advertisers were paying on single MySpace profiles that caused the initial look into MySpace in the first place.

There are no reports of AdSense following suit, and in fact, some publishers who have been now suspended from YPN have switched over to AdSense in their efforts to monetize their MySpace traffic. However, with YPN publicly suspending because of the MySpace connection, AdSense could very well follow suit or at least look at individuals monetizing this way to identify those who are providing quality traffic versus those who are not.

As for MySpace, it does bring up an interesting situation for how they monetize, especially with such high page views, many which are from users that are not inclined to click ads. Will YPN's decision affect MySpace's ability to use YPN themselves in the future? They definitely have some tough challenges ahead to raise the bar and increase their CPM as well as other avenues of monetization. I am one who would love the opportunity to monetize a social community site such as MySpace because of the unique challenges it brings along with the unique placement possibilities. MySpace will definitely be one to watch in the future for how they tackle this issue.

But for publishers using MySpace, definitely be warned to watch the quality of your traffic.

Forum thread at DigitalPoint.

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May 01, 2006

Major currency converting error for Google AdSense payments

Many publishers are reporting currency exchange errors in their accounts this month made by Google AdSense flipping the currency exchange rates when doing calculations for March earnings payments (sent at the end of April). This error seems to be affecting many currencies, not just a single currency, making this an extremely significant error by AdSense.

Some publishers are affected more than others in how the exchange rate was reversed. Canadians, for example, had theirs affected when AdSense calculated 0.884 CDN = 1 US instead of 1 CDN = 0.884 US. This would result in publishers receiving $88.40 CDN instead of the expected $112.70 CDN for every $100 earned, resulting in a loss of $24.30 CDN for each $100 US earned. In Sweden, the resulting exchange rate mixup resulted in publishers receiving only 2% of their earnings.

Interesting to note, however, is that no one has reported receiving payments where the exchange rate was reversed to their advantage, meaning they received more money than they were supposed to. Perhaps they are keeping it low key, but not a single person has reported accidentily receiving more, although the forums are filled with those who received far less.

How could such an error have been made by the AdSense Team? I have no idea how such a significant error could have been made by AdSense with all the control checks that should be in place. There is the possibility it could be an error made by the bank, but because the amount is showing up incorrectly in the control panel, it is more likely it is an error with in AdSense (and I sure wouldn't like to be the person on the AdSense Team who made that error!)

AdSense is aware of the situation, and those affected publishers have received this notification:


We wish to inform you that the exchange rate used for your
April payment was incorrect. We're working hard to
investigate this error and will update you once we have
additional details on how we intend to resolve the issue.

If you normally receive communication for us in a
language other than English, we will provide additional
information in your preferred language next week.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your


The Google AdSense Team

I do not know how AdSense plans to rectify the situation, however in my eyes, the only correct solution is to immediately instigate payments to affected publishers for the loss created when the exchange rates were flipped. Last October, payment errors caused by AdSense error were initially not going to be corrected until payments was sent the following month, although they did reverse that decision a few days later. In this case though, many more publishers seem to be affected by this exchange rate error, and I can only imagine the outcry that would occur if AdSense defers the additional payments owing until the payment issued at the end of May. Making a second payment as soon as possible is the only correct thing to do. And just to note, I am not an affected publishers (I receive my payments in US funds), so my feelings on how AdSense should handle this is not being affected because I was shorted on my payment ;)

Hopefully there will be resolution to this situation shortly.

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