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EFTy Sum

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.


  1. So far, my AdSense earnings are pathetic. Gotta do a better job on that 🙂
    All that I ask for is that it pay for hosting…$10 can’t be too much to ask!

  2. Chris G. I hear ya! I’ve been on it for about two months now, and I’m only a quarter of the way to my first potential cheque 🙁

  3. Don’t complain too oudly. I signed up last January (that is 1/2004). I have yet to see a check. I am getting close though. I need about another $20 (USD).
    Neil, is there a particular place that you find out about sites to block? Sounds like it might be worth hile for me to block them as well.

  4. Well i’ve just had to restart my adsense account again as you can’t change countries. However, apparently they will transfer the balance from my old account to the new one, but you do have to ask them….will be interesting to ensure it works. In the meantime I have a couple of days downtime (which means I’ll lose about 20cents)