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Top 5 countries with the highest invalid traffic (IVT) rates for mobile in-app programmatic advertising (Q2 2022)

Amit Shetty
Nov 21, 2022 6:30:00 PM

Pixalate published the Q2 2022 Invalid Traffic (IVT) Benchmarks report earlier this month, describing IVT distribution in programmatic advertising impressions. It covered a wide variety of data points, so in this series, we are breaking it down further by highlighting some interesting findings.

This week: We take a look at country-specific IVT rates for programmatic advertising on mobile apps from the Apple and Google app stores.

These are the top five countries with the highest IVT rates, inclusive of “ad fraud” (e.g., intentionally deceptive practices designed to create fictitious activity):

IVT in Mobile Apps by Country (Q2 2022)


  • USA (37%)
  • South Africa (37%)
  • Australia (27%)
  • Germany (18%)
  • Canada (16%)


  • Brazil (35%)
  • USA (35%)
  • Mexico (31%)
  • Philippines (26%)
  • Indonesia (21%)

For more IVT trends, download a free copy of the report here:

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About Pixalate

Pixalate is the market-leading fraud protection, privacy, and compliance analytics platform for Connected TV (CTV) and Mobile Advertising. We work 24/7 to guard your reputation and grow your media value. Pixalate offers the only system of coordinated solutions across display, app, video, and CTV for better detection and elimination of ad fraud. Pixalate is an MRC-accredited service for the detection and filtration of sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) across desktop and mobile web, mobile in-app, and CTV advertising. www.pixalate.com


The content of this blog post reflects Pixalate's opinions with respect to factors that Pixalate believes may be useful to the digital media industry. Pixalate's opinions are just that, opinions, which means that they are neither facts nor guarantees; and this blog post is not intended to impugn the standing or reputation of any entity, person or app, but instead, to report findings pertaining to mobile apps. Per the Media Rating Council (MRC), “‘Invalid Traffic’ is defined generally as traffic that does not meet certain ad serving quality or completeness criteria, or otherwise does not represent legitimate ad traffic that should be included in measurement counts. Among the reasons why ad traffic may be deemed invalid is it is a result of non-human traffic (spiders, bots, etc.), or activity designed to produce fraudulent traffic.” Also per the MRC, “‘Fraud’ is not intended to represent fraud as defined in various laws, statutes and ordinances or as conventionally used in U.S. Court or other legal proceedings, but rather a custom definition strictly for advertising measurement purposes.”

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