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5:59 pm on Feb 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Today I noticed Iím not seeing arrows on my text ads, has anyone else seen this before? How long does it last?
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Yup, they come and they go.

Adsense is always changing things around. This is a good thing. Helps to deter ad-blindness a little.
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I noticed I really high CTR yesterday and when I woke up I noticed the arrows are one on all my sites. Should they come back in time?
9:44 pm on Feb 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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They are showing on Desktop and Tablet right now just not mobile.
9:01 am on Feb 18, 2018 (gmt 0)

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When Google algorithms detect a high rate of accidental clicks on ads, arrows can be removed. In this case it is recommended to change ads layout to prevent misleading site visitors. After that the buttons may return in several days.
2:05 pm on Feb 18, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Alright, and after changing the ad layout on my site, on average, how long does it usually take them to come back when they do? Like a week when you say several days?
2:56 pm on Feb 18, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Iím also barely seeing any text ads right now, is this also normal when this happens?
7:37 pm on Feb 18, 2018 (gmt 0)

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If anyone could shed some more light please
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Relax Grapetimes. The ads change, this is normal.

Despite all the theories some may have, Adsense just mixes them up sometimes depending on inventory.
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Alright, it is just bothersome because it isnít only one site I am not seeing text ads Arrows at all on mobile sites of mine
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Also understand the ads you see are not necessarily the ads your visitors see.
11:11 pm on Feb 18, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I understand that and I am looking at reports and noticing much lower text ads being shown all around. I hadnít changed anything on my site layout in the last few months and it has been fine and all of sudden RPM was at least triple or close to that the day before it happened
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I lost the arrows two times. First they reappeared after like 1-2 days (after I repositioned the ads). Next time it took a little bit longer like 1 week. Now I make sure all ads have "advertisement" labels and are not in place for misleading clicks.
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Were you also not seeing a lot of text ads during that time you lost the arrows?
5:49 pm on Feb 21, 2018 (gmt 0)

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yes the text ad coverage was like below 10% i think
3:49 am on Feb 23, 2018 (gmt 0)

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What should I do text to get the arrows back on my text ads? Will they come back by themselves?
12:56 pm on Feb 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Can anyone help me?
1:23 pm on Feb 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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There is nothing you can do.

Eventually, if the arrow was removed because of too high ratio of accidental clicks , you might consider reviewing the page layout, to avoid these accidental clicks, or misleading positioning.
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When you say eventually, how long do you think? Like a couple of weeks or longer?
7:51 pm on Feb 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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9:44 pm on Feb 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for showing me those articles, Iíve read over them but most are from a few years ago. Has anyone here dealt with this recently and how long did it take to get arrows back on ads?
11:06 pm on Feb 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Once again, the arrows sometimes come and go.

Adsense is always changing things around.
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I agree, but I believe it may be a penalty and am just wondering how long it will take to lift
12:42 am on Feb 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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It's absolutely not a penalty. Penalties are significant.

Some have suggested the missing arrows are a result of having ads too close to txt or each other. I do not agree. If that were true, then missing arrows would not have returned on ads I monitor after having done nothing on my end.

Missing or returning arrows are simply something that happens without any reason. Adsense just does this from time to time.
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I believe it was a penalty because I was an abnormally high CTR right before it happened and be free that my site had been fine for months without any changes. Iím just hoping they come back soon because it is affecting my RPM
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Well then follow your instinct. Whatever you think you may have been doing that is risky... stop doing it.
5:19 pm on Feb 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Personally, I always had better results without arrows, in fact, I disabled the enhanced text links, so they appear simple , as they used to in the old times. And it works better, at least for me.
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It doesnít work better for me. Iím just wondering when they will be back after disappearing. It has been about a week.
12:59 pm on Feb 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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@Grapetimes - you have received too many accidental clicks on some of your ad units. Try to make them less aggressive and the arrows will come back - it depends from publisher to publisher, from 1 - 20 days or even more.
8:36 am on Mar 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Alright thank you. My arrows are back but I am noticing a lower CPC/RPM after they are. Is this normal. When will it return to normal numbers? Please let me know
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