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Google Adsense now pays Ghana publishers through Western Union

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Google has announced a new payment system for Adsense publishers in Ghana. It is called Western Union Quick Cash payments.

Publishers are website owners or bloggers who allow Google to put up banners on their sites in a shared-revenue program. And there are about 5000 publishers in Ghana who are part of the programme.

Last week ghanabusinessnews.com carried a story announcing Google’s plans to introduce a new payments system for Ghana.

Information available to ghanabusinessnews.com says three other African countries are included in the Western Union payment system – these are Algeria, Kenya and Uganda.

“Western Union Quick Cash payments will reach you faster than checks, and they’re free of charge,” Google reportedly said.

Google also said the payments will reach Adsense subscribers faster than cheques, and at no cost to the subscriber. However, it said payments will be in local currency and will “continue to follow our normal payment schedule.”

It is however, not every subscriber who can choose this payment system.  According to Google, Western Union payments can be sent only to publishers who have an individual account “at this time.”

Moreover, the payee name on your account must exactly match the government-issued ID card that can be used to cash the money the day after it has been sent.

Meanwhile, at the time of publishing this report, my Adsense account does not give me the option of selecting this new payment system, even though, I am registered as an individual.

If this new system is fully implemented, it will bring a huge relief to the many Ghanaian publishers of Google Adsense.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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5 comments

  1. Finally. The hustle is about to end. Its the best news I have heard as a web publisher living in Ghana. Anyway adsense is not the only way to monetise a website or a blog. There is always an alternative and we will find it.

  2. Western Union is fast, but you may want to consider the opinion of individuals who have used this service in the recent past before you switch to this form of payment.

  3. This is the solution we need to adsense payment in Gh. We hope it affects every account.

  4. I hope my adsense account will be approved quickly to see how this really works.

  5. so is it working now?