I’ve commented on the time it takes ad networks to pay podcasters before. I hoped it would push them to improve. Here is yet another example. If true, this claim that it takes six months to get paid, and then only a fraction of what is due, makes RawVoice, Todd Cochrane’s ad network, the longest “time to pay” ad network compared to our personal experiences. This means they out-procrastinate even Kiptronic.
Interesting comment: the way their proprietary stats engine counts downloads is geared to “satisfy advertisers,” not podcasters. I understand this, but for a for an Ad Network “for and by podcasters” it’s an interesting admission… (You can read all the back and forth on Mashable.)
UPDATE: Interesting development. After some back-and-forth in the comments below (and a good deal of name calling other places on the Net) it turns out that there was in fact a problem with the download counts and payments issued to the podcaster in question. Todd Cochrane posts that the problem was a “keyword” issue and balances the blame between all parties involved. Fair enough and kudos to Todd for owning up.