AdSense - New forms of payment & new type of ad unit

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AdSense - New forms of payment & new type of ad unit
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Google AdSense offers payment to publishers in US dollar checks, and also offers local currency options for publishers in 43 countries. Secured Express Delivery is available to all publishers, and we're also excited to announce our BETA test of Electronic Funds Transfer in 15 countries.

Local currency checks: Google will convert your earnings from US dollars into your local currency if this option is selected. Available to publishers in 35 countries, local currency checks are generally less expensive to deposit at your bank, and take less time to clear. For instructions on selecting local currency checks as your form of payment, read How do I sign up for local currency checks?

Secured Express Delivery: Secured Express Delivery ensures that your check arrives quickly and safely by using a courier service to send your check to you. You can find out more about Secured Express Delivery, including related fees, by reading What is Secure Delivery?

Electronic Funds Transfer (BETA): With Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), your payment is deposited directly into your bank account in your local currency. To find out more about this beta test, please read What is Electronic Funds Transfer (BETA)?

Cool new thing #2

Ad Links are a new form of text advertising that we're offering to our AdSense publishers. Using the same contextual targeting algorithm that targets Google ads to your content pages, Ad Links units display a list of topics that are relevant to your page. Each topic, when clicked, brings the user to a page of related advertisements.

The result is advertisements that are closely targeted to the interests of your users. By selecting the topics through interaction with the ad unit, users are presented with useful information in the form of related advertisements. Their direct involvement with the evolution of the ad unit guarantees an interest in the ads that are presented.

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Very Cool I like it.

Just signed up for the beta bank transfer, BETA bank transfer!! - I must be crazy.

Thank goodness, took them long enough

Congrats to Google for finally getting their act together. Of course I do think I would ever use an EFT that is in BETA. I can just see the error message now "Sorry we wired your money somewhere, but we are still in beta"

Finally!

I just signed up for adsense, didnt realize this story was about bank transfers...

Thanks Gerbot!

Good and bad

Cool they *finally* offer EFT, but their UI for entering one's data is abysmal! I'd think even the most elementary UI person would be smart enough to add something like:

"You have designated the following information for the electronic depositing of your AdSense earnings:
BANK NAME: First National Bank of California
ACCT # : 14873122

Please carefully check the information above.

[YES, THIS IS CORRECT] [NO, GO BACK]"

As it stands, not only is there no verification or (as many other sites do), a mandatory retyping of one's account number, you can't even check to see what you've entered after you hit return. Blah. May seem like a nitpick, but these sort of "minor" but very obvious screwups to make me wonder sometimes, especially when it's my money at stake :D

Another complaint:
The new AdLinks doesn't resize intelligently. I see no benefits to choosing any of the larger sizes, because the font size doesn't change on the text.

On the positive side... I've found the AdLinks to be much more targeted to my page content than actual the actual AdSense ads already existing on the pages, interesting enough.

And the 'loosening' of the TOS is a welcome change, though the prohibition on disparagement is still bunk. Does this post, then, violate my terms of service agreement? ;)

Double payday - maybe even triple

Given that it used to take me 60 days to clear my old USD Google checks in my Australian account, this month I could be looking at getting a double or even triple payday as my Jan payment will clear at about the same time as my March payment - I'm buying a new monitor :)

Bank transfer not available to Australians?

I logged into my adsense account but I don't have the option for a Bank transfer. Has anyone else had the same problem?

Australia bank transfer

Yeah I had that too but I assumed that it was because I'm in London.

Banking Costs

About time. We get so ripped off for depositing $ cheques. To receive £ payment in our £ business current account is aprox £0.35, to deposit $ cheques in our $ account attached to current account is aprox £10-15.

OK...a month later..

How is this working? Have there been any problems with this?

My 'beta' transfer worked

Arrived today (UK bank). Phew.

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