It dawned on me last night that I have not had a cheque from AdSense arrive in my PO Box for quite a while so I went digging back through my records. Lucky I did because the one that my payment records say was issued on 23 December never actually arrived.
I’ve been a publisher with AdSense since October 2003 and have never had a problem with late payments so I guess it was bound to happen sometime. Oddly enough I don’t seem to be the only one waiting on this cheque – b5media’s mailbox is being checked daily for it, as are three other publishers who I talk with on IM.
Perhaps a patch of cheques is sitting unnoticed on someone’s desk in AdSense HQ?
It’s probably nothing more than their normal ‘lost in mail’ problems that must happen every month with the amount of cheques they send out but it is a little odd that so many people I know seem to be waiting.
If you haven’t had your cheque sent yet you can write to them asking for a reissue via their Contact page. They only do this after the 25th of the month following the month when a cheque was issued. It’s all a little confusing but they explain the process of what to do if a payment is missing here.
update: I’ve been in contact with the AdSense team on this and am getting a cheque reissue as it’s now 2 Feb and still no cheque for November earnings.