I’ve been from side to side with Google Adsense seeking to figure out why i got the penalty. it was turned on and of lots of times since August 2018. This was only affecting the mobile version of a few of my sites. What is crazy is that in January 2019, every thing looked quite good and the penalty have been got rid of for some weeks after so adjustments I did. Then I got rid of all fixed ads and left only google auto ad on the two of my sites mobile version.
A couple of days later Google is adding the penalty again!Google is now running the show and may place the ad anywhere they need. If it is placed too close to any button for unintentional clicks or anything, it is google auto ad inflicting it. This is actually not easy. I think my next step may be to show of Google auto ads and spot if things return to normal as a result of last fall has been really bumpy and a huge loss in income. Google don’t seem to bother much, just blaming that bot. They are very kind in writing on emails though.
But doesn’t help me. Great post thanks. So what exactly is the penalty?1 serving you ads that require “double” clicks to the vacation spot page; or 2 serving you low earnings ads?If Google keeps to serve you a similar ad excellent although visitors now require two steps clicking to the vacation spot, that shouldnt materially affect legit earnings since people that are looking to visit the advertiser will go thru the quick two clicks to get there. So when an obvious “double click” penalty “consequences” in lower cpc, ctr, earnings etc. , is it really a penalty by Google or is it the system weeding off the “unintended” clicks?BTW, my CPC and income but not clicks just dropped in the last two days by some 70%!I think one of my top acting ad units was too near a navigation text I think.
Anyway, I tried to follow Tyler’s suggestion of installing the gg writer toolbar. I got stuck at “… and enable the overlay ” as I see no choice to enable anything else.