Publishers using Google’s affiliate network have been told they must link their accounts to its AdSense payment system by 21 September 2009. An email was sent to all publishers on the Google Affiliate Network yesterday, warning of the new requirement in order to get paid for July 2009 earnings without any delay. “Publishers can also manage their payment information in new ways and enjoy consolidated payments from Google if they use other Google products,” says Product Manager Sheila Parker.
The primary user of a Google Affiliate Network publisher account will see an account notification asking them to create an AdSense account or link to an existing account.
The move forms part of Google’s strategy to consolidate its online advertising models onto one platform, but may cause concern amongst some publishers that fear they will not qualify for an AdSense account.
A copy of the email can be read here.