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.
- Finalised earnings – total earnings with all invalid activity deducted. Appears in your Home and "Payments" pages.
- Earnings – same as finalised earnings in your "Payments" page
- Balance – your total account balance including all your finalised earnings, debits and credits.
For detailed information about when you will receive a payment for your AdSense earnings, read about our payment timelines.