He got this mail from an Adsense representative, stating that Adsense has increased the publishers Adsense referral time limit to 180 days (period in which your referral must earn 100 USD for you to get your 100 USD commision), prior to the 90 days limit (which anyway appeared only in your Adsense referral account, in a small footer caption, NOT BEEING present in the How much will i earn from referrals section. It still isn’t.).
It seems that Adsense representatives got a lot of feedback from publishers, about this issue, so they acted upon it.
Moreover, the line that exists (very small caption in the footer) in everybody’s Adsense Refferals account, still states :
An AdSense referral is counted when a publisher, who has never previously enrolled in AdSense, creates an account and earns at least $100.00 within 90 days of sign-up. The referred publisher must be eligible for payment to qualify as a successful referral.
So until i am convinced that this is official, i can’t pinpoint exactly. Anyway this would be a nice addition to every webmaster’s peace of mind.
One other nice feature, is that the Adsense account interface, has just changed a bit. This was happening just as i wrote this post, and it WAS kind of weird :)
It seems that they grouped certain buttons :)
LOL : I see this in the footer now :
A Google AdSense referral is counted when a publisher, who has never previously enrolled in Google AdSense, creates an account and earns at least $100.00 within 180 days of sign-up. The referred publisher must be eligible for payment to qualify as a successful referral.
It’s Official then.
PS: What have we learned from this ? Always check things out (your sources) before you hit Save :D.
02.03.2006 later edit : Here is the official Adsense Blog post, which appeared lated, explaining the new “face lift” :)