Affiliate commission payments from the Google Affiliate Network will soon be made through Google AdSense accounts. This change will offer affiliates a wider range of payment options, improved ways to manage payment information, and consolidated payments from Google for those affiliates working with affiliate programs and AdSense.
Starting on August 13, 2009, affiliates will see an account notification asking them to create a Google AdSense account or link to an existing Google AdSense account.
Accounts must be linked before midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on September 21st, 2009 to receive payments through Google AdSense for July and August 2009 earnings (depending on relevant advertiser payment terms).
Any earnings prior to July 2009 will be made through the existing Google Affiliate Network payment system.
Keep an eye out for instructions via email on August 13, 2009 to assist in the account linking and creation process.
More on the Google Affiliate Network at http://www.google.com/ads/affiliatenetwork/.