Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Google Won’t Take Credit Cards Anymore for Ad Payments, They Want to Save the Fees


Google is pinching pennies.

The mega conglomerate has sent a notice to advertisers that it will no longer accept credit cards for payments. They want to save the fees. Next, they will ask for cash!

From now on, if you advertise on Google you must pay by a bank account or direct deposit. No kidding. I am not kidding. (Thanks to Jeremy Brandt on Twitter and Barry Schwartz for the alert.)

Google is currently ranked the number 4 business in the world. They are also waiting for a judgement in a just concluded antitrust trial brought by the US government. Not only are they a monopoly but they’re making it harder and harder for small businesses to exist.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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