AdSense has just announced some rather attractive new referral deals for publishers. Previously, particularly with the Google AdSense referral, it was an uphill struggle for the referred user to reach the payout threshold of $100 in 180 days. The new pricing structure means the referring publisher gets a bonus much more quickly. The details are as follows:
- When a publisher who signed up for Google AdSense through your referral earns their first $5 within 180 days of sign-up, you will be credited with $5.
- When that same publisher earns $100 within 180 days of sign-up and is eligible for payment, you will be credited with an additional $250.
- If, in any 180-day period, you refer 25 publishers who each earn more than $100 within 180 days of their respective sign-ups and are all eligible for payout, you will be awarded a $2,000 bonus (bonus payouts are limited to 1 per year).
Something that I noticed over at Digital Point a few days ago - there is confusion as to why a Firefox with G toolbar referral only paid $0.10 instead of the $1 expected. The reason for this is that Firefox referrals are geo-priced - the $1 payment only applies when it is downloaded by users in certain countries.