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Verification of AdSense income

Many sites are sold based on Google AdSense income; however, it is difficult for buyers to verify claims made by sellers about the amount of income being generated through AdSense.

The Marketplace system should (with seller’s permission) reach into the seller’s AdSense account and pull out income information.

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AdminKevin Yank (Admin, SitePoint Marketplace) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
under review  ·  AdminKevin Yank (Admin, SitePoint Marketplace) responded  · 

As a few users have pointed out, automated verification of income may not be possible. We may instead provide a “SitePoint-verified income” upgrade that the seller could pay for, after which a SitePoint staff member would contact the seller and work to verify the stated income.

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  • babyboy808 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Interesting idea. Another idea could be to require the seller to export and upload their adsense earnings into a csv file and then Sitepoint could generate a bar chart from this?

  • nufoundglory commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What?? Though it may sound good for potential buyers, i think it wouldn't be possible since seller might and usually have more than one site using particular adsense account, and probably some are using url channels and the others are not.
    and, if u could pull something like that out of someone's adsense account, wouldn't it be insecured??

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