Payments

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 and Reports pages.
  • Finalized earnings - total earnings with all invalid activity deducted. Appears in your Home and "Payments" pages.
  • Earnings - same as finalized earnings in your "Payments" page
  • Balance - your total account balance including 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.

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