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.