Adsense Slaps Foreign Webmasters in the Face

Google today announced they are changing their referal payout system and some big publishers really feel its a slap in the face.

Here are the 2 key points:

If you’re in North America, Latin America, or Japan, the pricing structure for AdSense referrals is changing.

What does it mean? Basically that you are going to make less money… a lot less money. Ill sumerize it for you. The current payment structure you get $5 who makes $5 (in 180 days). You get $250 for referring someone who makes $100 (in 180 days) and if you refer 25 people who make $100 within 180 days you get a BONUS PAYMENT of $2000 WOOT.

What is it going to? Well its going back to the old you only get $100 if you refer $100.

So why does this suck? Well I am guessing 80% or more of the people refered make less then $100 in 180 days. This means you get BUTKUS:

OK so I hear you foreigners… This doesnt effect you right… Well technically right this rule does not apply to you. Ohh but Adsense has something for you.

If you’re outside of North America, Latin America, and Japan, AdSense referrals will be retired.

They are terminating your referral program completely…. thats right… If you are not in the Americas, or Japan… your done.

From Australian based Darren Rowse AKA Problogger:

Yes you hear me right, its about the location of you as a publisher that excludes you from participating in the AdSense referral system. It’s got nothing to do with your audience’s location, the topic you write about, the quality of your blog or any other factor – it’s about where you blog from.

I’m not privy to the reasoning for this – they simply say ‘We’ve found that this referral product has not performed as well as we had hoped in these regions’ – but in my mind this is stupidity to the ultimate degree.

Hey Indians, Australians, Germans, Brits

What did the five fingers say to the face?

Google Adsense = Rick James

that was…….. coooooooldblooooooded

About The Author

Comments 152

  1. Ingrid
  2. Hustle Strategy
    • Martin
  3. 賃貸 大阪
  4. Marko Nikolic
  5. Fiscal Musings
  6. Tevin Anderson
  7. Brian
  8. Firefox
  9. Neerav
  10. Sans
  11. Affiliate Confession
  12. Matt Packer
  13. Technology Slice
  14. jim
  15. Dom
  16. John Loch
  17. devtrench
  18. John Loch
  19. SlightlyShadySEO
  20. Spy Optic
  21. Hip Hop
  22. will
  23. Affiliate Confession
  24. AndrewPavelski
  25. Nick - road2blogging
  26. Graham Langdon
  27. McBilly
  28. McBilly
  29. esvl
  30. Vinny Goldsmith
  31. Vinny Goldsmith
  32. Money School
  33. Nicole
  34. Nicole
  35. Aahz
  36. insurance
  37. Hyder
  38. Ninja Steve
  39. CatherineL
  40. SatishSays.com
  41. Sam Daams
  42. Richard
  43. Derek
  44. Derek
  45. Anthony
  46. Stentorized
  47. Edward
  48. Juan
  49. Sabrina's Money Matters
  50. Making The Money
  51. Suzanne
  52. Alan Johnson
  53. Alan Johnson
  54. Alan Johnson
  55. Alan Johnson
  56. Alan Johnson
  57. Alan Johnson
  58. InvestorBlogger
  59. Erica
  60. Arejay
  61. Affiliate Confession
  62. Arejay
  63. ATV Style
  64. Benson
  65. Alan Johnson
  66. Alan Johnson
  67. Tudi
  68. ImNiche
  69. BabyGearToday.com
  70. Nicholas James
  71. Jordan
  72. Spy Optic
  73. Spy Optic
  74. Affiliate Confession
  75. Affiliate Confession
  76. Adam
  77. SC
  78. will
  79. Mark - ProBloggers Matrix
  80. MoneyMingle
  81. Asle Skarpengland
  82. VacationGuy
  83. VacationGuy
  84. VacationGuy
  85. Affiliate Confession
  86. Ben Cook
  87. Ben Cook
  88. Ben Cook
  89. Ben Cook
  90. Alan Johnson
  91. Ben Cook
  92. Alan Johnson
  93. Ben Cook
  94. Ben Cook
  95. Alan Johnson
  96. Alan Johnson
  97. Ben Cook
  98. LittleBoy
  99. Aleks
  100. McBilly Wilford
  101. zaidimai
  102. Little Guy Network Review
  103. Francis BEan
  104. RacerX
  105. Webmaster Discussion
  106. PCNews
  107. Mondig
  108. Internet Junkie
  109. coldtobi
  110. Mad Ape
  111. Niro
  112. SEOContest2008
  113. Fat Lester
  114. SEO Bootcamp Brisbane
  115. Blog Advertising Network
  116. Flash Gamer
  117. manfixx
  118. Blends
  119. tradeagent
  120. Daniel Andrade
  121. John Carnegie
  122. alexis
  123. mas
  124. Web Marketeer
  125. skepto
  126. BusinessX
  127. Pi TASARIM
  128. Karsan Nakliyat
  129. Andreas
  130. sexy costumes
  131. Neely
  132. besmele
  133. Interjeras
  134. Burn fat faster
  135. KARSAN NAKLİYAT
  136. Lockerz
  137. Facebook
  138. Bedava
  139. kral oyun
  140. fbml kodları
  141. emrah eren
  142. Serra
  143. Nadine
  144. Facebook Video İndir
  145. Entrepreneur
  146. facebook
  147. sunshinefabric
  148. wonderbeautylingerie
Weapons Of Marketing
My Legal Issues & Downloadable Resources
ACT Affiliate Marketing Method & Download
FaceBook Ninja Marketing Presentation
Interviewing Darren Rowse Of Problogger
Sarah East From PopCrunch – *NSFW* – Most Awkward Interview Ever
I Spill it All To Andrew Warner
Interviewing Penn Jillette @ TC 50
How To Be Successful Making Money Online (keynote)
NamesCon Keynote Talk (Domain Name Focused)
Affiliate Summit 2012 Closing Keynote With Slides
FaceBook Ninja Marketing Presentation