Sgt_Kickaxe - 11:12 am on Oct 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
I see them in both IE8 and in Firefox, but not Chrome. The arrows, and mouseover border, are extremely disruptive and having just two adsense units on your page can lead to 4-6 HUGE arrows grabbing visitor attention, and not in a good way.
These are not just showing up "occasionally" as I have seen in other Google tests, they are on every page all the time. My CTR has been cut in half since this time yesterday. I can't believe more people aren't voicing concern over these, is not everyone seeing them or are they improving CTR for some sites or... ?
Help, I've got what looks like HUGE one way signs on my pages right now!
edit: ugh, now I see a telephone picture instead of an arrow on one ad and it's not pretty either. Months of A/B testing just got thrown out the window on my site, and I don't even know if this is permanent or not, thanks G.