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New Referral Rules (90 Day Window)

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by kiko, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. #1
    hi all,
    i saw yesterday in my adsense referrals this :

    " * An AdSense referral is counted when a publisher, who has never previously enrolled in AdSense, creates an account and earns at least $100.00 within 90 days of sign-up. The referred publisher must be eligible for payment to qualify as a successful referral. "

    this is new or I'm blind.

    I remember last time when i took referrals code this rules was not there.
    I have 60 referrals till now.
    this rule is from begriming or from the day it written there.

    and in what day adsense write it?

    thanks.
     
    kiko, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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  2. davert

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    #2
    I remember the $100 rule being in place from the start, though not the time limit - on the other hand, that could have been there, but I didn't pay attention.

    I didn't get any money from referrals, but I did get $3 from Firefox...overall not a good use of space.
     
    davert, Jan 26, 2006 IP
  3. kiko

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    #3
    yes, i'm talking about 90 days time limitation to earn 100$.
     
    kiko, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    #4
    I’m almost sure the time limit wasn’t there three months ago.
     
    fmgomes, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    #5
    That's new: 100 $ in 90 days ... A big change in potential $$$ for us.:eek:

    Do you think it only applies from now on or will they apply it to referrers who signed earlier and did not yet reached the 100 $ ?

    Jean-Luc
     
    Jean-Luc, Jan 26, 2006 IP
  6. devin

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    #6
    it's new. i didn't see that 90 days before this too. i think it applies backwards too.
     
    devin, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    #7
    Damn rule :(
     
    BuildHome, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    Bit annoying that hey have added a 90 day limit. We have still refered them so...
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #9
    Yeah... annoying.
     
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  10. Jude Vihervaara

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    #10
    It must be during this week when the limitation appeared. I was looking the referral page during last weekend and I didn't see any limitation.

    IMO Google does evil, or atleast they are not fair.
     
    Jude Vihervaara, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    #12
    I really don't remember the 90-day limit... that makes it less interesting to refer people to them...
     
    utahtechjobs.com, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    That's very sly. Unless you refer someone like the BBC I think you're stuffed. So much for my last but one site... :rolleyes:
     
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    I agree that 90 days is too short but the thing that I don’t like the most about this change is the “silent” way referred by Jennifer Slegg (jenSense).

    On one hand, Google is supposed to look at AdSense publishers as partners, and you don’t treat a partner changing the rules just like that without saying anything. And this leads to something else very intriguing: does Google really thought nobody would notice the 90 days *? I must me missing something here…
     
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  15. Epson

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    #15
    90 days is short for new webmasters who are only just starting.
     
    Epson, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    #16
    No doubt. If you haven't signed up for adsense, you're obviously a noob. How many child prodigy's are out there able to create a site that earns over a buck a day in adsense? I had one site that was aggressively pushing this, but this looks like the impetus I needed to find a better use for that space.
     
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    #17
    I will be unaffected. I tried to put the referrel links in a page, but they would not display for some reason. So I took them out. I will not not try to put them back in. My partner thought they looked stupid and cluttered the pages.

    This change is not surprising. Google has become a big, publicly traded company. Publicly traded companies are always looking at ways to boost their bottom line and make Wall Street analysts and CNBC analysts happy. In this context, some type of time limit makes sense. Whether it should be 90 days or 180 or 360 days is a matter of argument.

    The question now becomes, what other rule changes are pending?
     
    clancey, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    the only eception is perhaps a seasoned webmaster with an established site who has never heard of adsense before, which is pretty rare.
     
    devin, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    I agree that some sort of time limit makes sense, but 90 days is way too short time for new webmaster. I wouldn't mind if the time limit is 180 or 360 days, but not 90 days. And adding it silently, that wasn't fair.
     
    Jude Vihervaara, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    devious stuff. 90 days is too short. I've referred quite a few to them and in 2.5 months don't have any reach the $100 mark yet - this will cost me thousands potentially and has cost me more by giving up space on the page to their ads that I could have sold to someone else. Dodgy stuff and I'm shocked they made the change without a public statement which seems very underhanded.
     
    oziii, Jan 27, 2006 IP