This morning, I received an email from Bodis announcing an “earnings adjustment” for the month of August. The company reported that customers will receive a revenue adjustment (balance decrease) due to “advertiser defaults” experienced by its upstream provider. From what I can tell, this isn’t an action targeting individual accounts, but it impacts all customers.
I use Bodis for parking on a handful of traffic-receiving domain names. The adjustment to my earnings was very small and will have no impact on my business. I would imagine others who have a greater focus on PPC income will be more impacted by this news. Unfortunately, I don’t know of anything customers can do to prevent this from impacting their account.
Here is the email I received from Bodis with details about the earnings adjustment and directions on how to see the impact on individual accounts:
August Parking Earnings Adjustment
This is a notice to inform you of an unfortunate parking earnings adjustment.
Our business currently relies on our upstream ad provider and the accuracy of our upstream ad provider’s reporting. Our upstream ad provider retains the right to adjust a publisher’s earnings/payouts in certain situations, such as when advertisers fail to make payment. Details on how our upstream ad provider can adjusts earnings and payouts can be found here: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/1709869?hl=en
Recently, we have learned that our upstream ad provider has encountered advertiser defaults, resulting in reduced earnings for August. We have adjusted these earnings by posting an “Adjustment” to your account which will be reflected in a future payment. The Adjustment can be found in the Adjustments tab in the Balance History page of the UI.
Please be aware that this event has affected all industry partners similarly and is not specific to our platform/service.
We recognize that this update might be disheartening, and while we understand that it may not ease the current circumstances, it’s important to realize that we are collectively confronting this challenge. Our dedication to transparency motivates us to share this news with you because we firmly believe that offering this extra context is crucial for your comprehension.
If you have any further questions or require further clarification, please reach out to our support team.
Thank you for your understanding.