Bloggers in India were in an uproar Friday after Google mistakenly used a 1:1 exchange rate between U.S. dollars and the Indian Rupee. The exchange rate is actually 1:46.555.

As a result, bloggers expecting Adsense checks for thousands of Rupees received payment for just around $100.

In response, Google told affected bloggers they were “working to correct it as soon as possible.”

Unknown is how many Indian bloggers uses Adsense and how many checks were mailed before the Internet giant caught its mistake.

“I’d hate to be working in the Adsense accounting department right now,” wrote WebProNews blogger Chris Crum Friday.

This isn’t the first time Google has had a glitch with international payments.

In December 2007, Google checks were 20 percent less for Australian and New Zealand Adsense publishers.

Just last month, in an error identical to the Indian mistake, Google admitted it paid Canadian bloggers based on a 1:1 exchange rate.

Jacob Masters (93 Posts)

Jacob Masters is the editor of Pro Blogging News. He has worked in the tech and legal industry for over a decade. His goal in life is to increase the internet knowledge base one article at a time. He also likes to push the boundaries through his city wide evening excursions as a guerrilla gardener.


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