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Negative AdSense Balance?

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Galaxian, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. #1
    Just logged in to AdSense today to find a negative "current balance" of -$0.10. Does anyone know why this might be?
    Galaxian, Mar 28, 2013 IP
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    kajakske Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Yes, sometimes they refund clicks to the advertiser.
    For example: When some dude starts clicking several links with a bot, they *might* refund the clicks.
    If they do, they also substract it from your clicks ... I believe you should see this in the performance reports though
    kajakske, Mar 28, 2013 IP
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    Shakas Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Honestly i´ve never heard of it before.... changing the value throughout the day yes, but negative balance.
    We´re always learning!
    Shakas, Mar 28, 2013 IP
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    Preetam Active Member

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    #4
    It happened to me too in past, I guess that might be because of some invalid clicks activity.. but don't worry -$0.10 is nothing..
    Preetam, Mar 28, 2013 IP
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    blackhunter250 Active Member

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    #5
    Same thing happened to me :(
    blackhunter250, Mar 28, 2013 IP
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    lifeplayer Notable Member Premium Member

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    #6
    Never see this before but i think it is due to some deduction for the invalid activity
    lifeplayer, Mar 28, 2013 IP
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    jemekite Active Member

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    #7
    Interesting, I've been with adsense since 2005 and never had this negative balance issue.
    jemekite, Mar 28, 2013 IP
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    Alcalo Greenhorn

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    Certainly 10 cents are pocket change but it's funny... You have to pay for those click deductions!!! :rolleyes:
    Alcalo, Mar 28, 2013 IP
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    There might be the issue of invalid clicks but how come the balance gets Negative? If say 1$ is paid for clicks so only 1$ would be deducted for invalid clicks.......
    sudhirrawat, Mar 28, 2013 IP
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    kajakske Well-Known Member

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    Your reports are based on periods.
    If the click happens in 1 period, it gets payed out ...
    Then the invalid clicks are discovered & deducted in the next period ...

    So you have once +$1 and once -$1.
    kajakske, Mar 29, 2013 IP
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    sudhirrawat Member

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    Oh yes it is also possible, Now only the OP can tell now whether it was new account or he has been paid in the past.
    sudhirrawat, Mar 29, 2013 IP
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    Galaxian Active Member

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    #12

    I've had this account for many years and, yes, I've been paid.

    The negative balance seemed to resolve when the next month arrived.
    Galaxian, Apr 9, 2013 IP