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I'm registered to Google AdSense and I've the ads block and some AdSense referrals buttons on my Italian blog.

Yesterday, looking at my earnings I noticed that I was giving 5$ for the AdSense referral product. I knew that for that product the rule was:

When a publisher who signed up for Google AdSense through your referral earns their first $100 within 180 days of sign-up, you will be credited with $100.

So why did I get $5? I thought that it was very difficult for someone that signs up for the first time to reach $100 in 180 days, so they should have changed something, and looking back in the AdSense blog archives I found the answer: in February they changed the pricing structure for referrals:

When a publisher who signed up for Google AdSense through your referral earns their first $5 within 180 days of sign-up, you will be credited with $5.

When that same publisher earns $100 within 180 days of sign-up and is eligible for payment, you will be credited with an additional $250.

If, in any 180-day period, you refer 25 publishers who each earn more than $100 within 180 days of their respective sign-ups and are all eligible for payout, you will be awarded a $2,000 bonus (bonus payouts are limited to 1 per year).

I don't think I'll ever receive $250, but probably I'll start receiving a few $5 earnings for some of the signups performed through my referral button.

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posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 12:46 PM

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# re: Google Referrals changes pricing structure

Left by Baljit Bedi at 6/21/2007 11:18 PM

i have signed up for adsense, one of my friend told that there will be a hold on my account after $50 US, but there is no hold on my account. is my account okay or not? or do i have to do something to make his payment hold on my account? Please Help...

# re: Google Referrals changes pricing structure

Left by simone at 6/21/2007 11:23 PM

Probably you'd better send an email to google adsense help. They are very kind and usually answer in a few days.
I cannot help you since I setup my account 2 years ago and since then things have changed.

# re: Google Referrals changes pricing structure

Left by Baljit Bedi at 6/21/2007 11:29 PM

could you please tell me the email of google adsense???

# re: Google Referrals changes pricing structure

Left by simone at 6/22/2007 12:24 AM

The FAQ of Google site are well done:
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=21233&topic=8455
otherwise there is a link on the contact form

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