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28% ad fraud rate across Apple and Google apps

Pixalate, the market-leading fraud protection, privacy, and compliance analytics platform for Connected TV (CTV) and Mobile Advertising, today released the Q2 2022 Invalid Traffic Benchmarks Report, a comprehensive examination of the global state of ad fraud in the first half of 2022 in the top two CTV (Roku, Amazon Fire TV) and mobile (Apple, Google) app stores.

Key Findings:

Global CTV Ad Fraud Reaches 19%

  • 19% global CTV ad fraud rate in Q2 2022, up from 14% in Q2 2021
  • Invalid traffic rates were 16% on Roku devices and 17% on Amazon Fire TV devices
  • 2x more ad fraud in Q2 2022 on Roku apps without app-ads.txt vs. with a pp-ads.txt

Global Mobile Ad Fraud Hits 28%, Even Higher in U.S.

  • 28%mobile in-app ad fraud rate in Q2 2022
  • Apps on the AppleApp Storehad a higher ad fraud rate than apps on the Google Play Store apps in Q2 2022 (32% vs. 26%)
  • USA traffichas the highest rate of mobile in-app ad fraud (35%) among the top 10 countries based on ad volume
What’s inside the report:

Pixalate’s Q2 2022 Invalid Traffic Benchmarks Report includes:

  • CTV Ad Fraud by:
    • By Device & Country
    • By Apps.ad.txt
    • By App Category (Roku, Amazon Fire TV)
  • Mobile In-App Ad Fraud by:
    • By App Store (Google vs. Apple)
    • By Country of Traffic and App Country of Registry
    • By App-ads.txt
    • By App Category (Apple, Google)

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