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Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow

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Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow Gjlwood 12/15/11 11:53 AM
Starting yesterday AdSense has been showing ads with a large blue arrow when viewed on an IPad. I assume these ads are designed for phones where they do not look bad. IPad displays webs sites at 1024x768 resolution and these ads with the blue arrow look out of place.
CTR on tablets drooped to near 0 when the arrow appeared. Is there a way for the ads to distinguish screen resolution so phone ads don't show on higher resolution tablets. The Ads just look good on IPad.
Re: Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow PeggyK 12/15/11 1:12 PM
Can you share a screen capture of what you are seeing? (I'm not sure if that's possible on iPads?)
Re: Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow Gjlwood 12/15/11 1:29 PM
I have asked on webmaster forums and others also see this on IPad. Large Blue box with arrow, Title and text then lines between each add. Its on Large rectangle and 160 x 600 ads. On a phone they look good but at full resolution they look like crap. Google is treating an IPad as a mobile device when it displays web sites as full site 1024x768.  They are two different things and being treated as one. Most Tablets are 1024x768 with newer one coming out at even higher resolution. Since AdSense makes sure its just about impossible to contact them I am posting here in the odd chance that this info gets passed along and a fix is made. 
Re: Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow PeggyK 12/15/11 2:23 PM
I'll pass it along to the AdSense folks, but it would help them to troubleshoot if there was a screen cap. 
Re: Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow PeggyK 12/15/11 2:25 PM
By large blue arrow, do you mean the "Ad Choices" arrow link?
Re: Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow Gjlwood 12/15/11 2:36 PM
Here is an image and as you can see its not ad choices http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/846/blueboxads.jpg/

That is a 300x250 add 336x280 and 160x600 have the same ads

THX
Re: Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow PeggyK 12/15/11 3:22 PM
Thanks. 

When you say "blue arrows", you mean the curved arrow next to each ad link?

Are you sure those are AdSense ads?
Re: Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow Gjlwood 12/15/11 3:27 PM
Yes those are AdSense ads I have been using  AdSense since 2005. I put the code on that page, those ads do not show up like that on a PC, or even a Mac viewing the same page.  They only look like that on IPad and mobile phones only.  AdSense sees mobile phone and tablet as same platform which they are not.
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Re: Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow Gjlwood 12/22/11 6:37 AM
I have 5.0.1 latest update.
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Re: Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow Gjlwood 12/23/11 7:26 AM
This does nothing and has nothing to do with the way the ads look. Numerious other persons are reporting the same ads on ipads.
Google considers an iPad as a mobile device and shows mobile ads on them even though it displays web sites at the same resolution as laptops and desk tops. This is the problem!
Re: Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow JohnRiley 10/28/12 10:39 AM
Well I am seeing this big arrow on all adsense banners now and regular computer as well as Ipad. It makes my website look very unprofessional. Looks really bad. This needs to be fixed. And it only shows cheap ads. This happens only when I use Google Chrome. It looks just fine on Mozilla and Internet Explorer. I am seeing the same format on all website that using Google Adsense. Not only my own website but also all other website using google adsense has this big arrow and shows only one ad instead of 3 or 4.
Re: Ads on IPad Have Large Blue Arrow helenjoe 11/3/12 3:17 AM
They're showing up all over PCs as well and look HORRIBLE. They're also incredibly cheap ads so my AdSense revenue has plummeted.

I've already deleted them all and added image ads instead. Get rid of these Google. They look like garbage.