What's the difference between earnings and payments?
Earnings are the revenue that you accrue through your participation in AdSense. Your earnings will go through several stages during the payment timeline:
- Estimated earnings - earnings accrued throughout the month. Appears in your Home Overview and Performance reports.
- Finalized earnings - total earnings with all invalid activity deducted. Appears in your Home Overview, Performance reports and Payment history.
- Earnings - same as finalized earnings in your Payment history
- Balance - total account balance of all finalized earnings, debits and credits
For detailed information regarding when you will receive a payment for your AdSense earnings, read about about our payment timelines.