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Large Blue Arrows Showing On AdSense Ads On iPads

     
4:22 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Anyone seeing big blue arrows on Adsence ads while viewing on IPad? 160x600, 300x250 and 336x280 all have these huge blue arrows. Have checked ads on several sites and the same arrow on them all. This just started yesterday, before they looked like normal G ads.
5:07 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yes. I saw them today too.
7:04 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Click through rate went down the drain yesterday on Tablets now I know why. They look like hell.
9:37 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Looks like Google is showing mobile ads on IPads now. These ads look fine on a mobile phone but at 1024x768 they look like cow dung. IPad is not a phone and should get web site ads, not mobile ads. With more tablets being bought every day you would think Google would be able to tell the difference between a phone and a tablet.
1:37 am on Dec 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Seeing them on my iPhone as well. Too bad they're completely off target because that big blue arrow I'm sure would be getting clicks.
1:55 am on Dec 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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this is just HORRIBLE
5:38 pm on Dec 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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If you go to AdSense control panel, performance reports, platforms on left menu and finally to tablets you can see how much traffic you are getting from IPad type devices. Since they decided to include Tablets as mobile phones my CTR has dropped about 75% for these devices. This Christmas tens of thousands of people will getting tablets as gifts and not clicking on the ads because they look like crap. Good Job Google.
5:35 am on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have seen it here is a sample picture from my iPad 2 [goo.gl...]
10:23 am on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I've seen them on my iPhone 4.
3:09 pm on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday I received 98000 desktop pageviews and 81 tablet pageviews. I'm surprised it's so low.

I guess it's not yet an issue for me.
3:57 pm on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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...note to Google UI engineers:

Desktop/Laptop = Large
Tablet = Medium
Phone = Small
8:57 pm on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I don't seem to get much tablet or mobile traffic as of yet. I hope they fix this when I do. :)
4:47 pm on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It's been a few years since I've worked in the PPC industry and our focus then didn't really include the mobile market, I can however say that the use of "Icons" increased the CTR dramatically.
Of course relevance played a huge factor as well.

My 2 cents...
7:35 pm on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The arrows look great on a mobile phone with a small screen. On full size resolution (tablets) they look out of place. I get quite a bit of traffic from tablets and since the arrows have appeared CTR has been cut in half. On high-end mobile devices (phones) CTR has stayed about the same. My 2 cents...
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I just got a Kindle Fire as Christmas gift (and my wife said it was okay to open it before Christmas) and I have been using it for a few days now but I do not see AdSense ads neither on my websites nor on others. Does anyone know if a Kindle Fire user need to do something in order to see the ads (which will be a disaster for AdSense publishers) or it is just that Fire does not display AdSense ads?
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Might have to turn on java script, that's what you have to do on IPad. Tablets are getting to be a big market. People sit in front of TV and when commercials come on use Tablets so they don't have to watch ads.