What's the difference between earnings and payments?
Earnings are the revenue that you accrue through your participation in AdSense. Your earnings will go several stages during the payment timeline:
- Estimated Earnings - earnings accrued throughout the month. Appears in your Account Overview and Performance Reports
- Finalized Earnings - total earnings with all invalid activity deducted. Appears in your Account Overview, Performance reports and Payment history.
- Earnings - sames 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.