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Google Will Pay you $6,006.13 for Finding a Bug

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Happy Tuesday Y'all.  Here's an interesting tidbit if you find a "bug" on AdWords, AdWords Editor, etc.    

 

Google said in 2015 it paid out more than $2 million to over 300 bug hunters – equal to around $6,000 per payout... or $6,006.13 / GOOGLE.  

 

I wonder what sort of bug would be considered for this.  Or if any reported bug on AdWords resulted in a payout.  Would be an amazing story to tell clients.  Smiley Happy 

 

*The person who briefly owned google.com was refunded the $12.00 and given a $6,006.13 payment on top.  Very Google like.   

 

 




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I thought the bug bounty was for code and not for features no?
There's quite a few bugs in GA and there's bugs in the AdWords API & AWQL. I think that the bounty is for security related issues only. I might be wrong though.

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I think there must be some very specific rules/conditions for such payouts.  Those of us here who are TCs/RSs find and report bugs all the time but (unless I'm mistaken) haven't received any $6,000 payouts yet.

 

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I had the same thought, @Jon_Gritton. We'd all be retired if that were the case. Smiley Happy

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Hey wait a second, I just found a bug and reported it yesterday and got a real nice email from Google, didn't say anything about 6K? I am bugging out this weekend, on the hunt... If I could cash out 1 bug a quarter than would be nice additional stream to hire another employee...Or wait hire an employee, pay them 3K a month to find 6K bugs.....Is there an application we need to fill out?

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I'm looking for that application too... Smiley Happy

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Haha... Very true.

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I'm not sure what they are? I've looked for them, but it's a mystery. I would love to see the specific rules as well.

Google Will Pay you $6,006.13 for Finding a Bug

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i am using gmail from 2002 and I am always getting email from different recipients which they send to md.roshan@gmail.com. Google Please fix this bug in email sending to wrong recipients.

 

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which email Address do i need to send , when I find bug in gmail