I got my first Google Adsense payment via Electronic Funds Transfer a few days ago, which despite being in ‘beta’ means it actually works. This means I no longer have to go to the bank to put in a cheque, and it means I’ll get, on average, £12-£15 more per month, since Google actually gives me a very good exchange rate (52p to $1 last time) and don’t take £10 in charges each time like my bank does. Over the course of a year, I should get an extra £140 that I wouldn’t otherwise be getting. Nice.
And this is despite the fact that I block various less-than-ethical sites from advertising through URL filters – including an additional 4 sites added today which were selling hacked-up copies of LimeWire and Shareaza, which is at best unfair and at worst downright illegal.