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HarryDEV

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Hi!

Why in iTunes Connect - App Analytics my game have 95% of China downloads? It is real? It is a problem or it is a good think?

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Hey!!

I noticed that also... My downloads are 3 times bigger then before but ad impressions aren't... All extra downloads are from China. =)

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I get very few ad impressions from China.
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So what we must do?
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Probably add few ad networks that have better fillrate in China?
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I was shocked too with big download numbers last week. All them are from China, and no impact on ad impressions. For several games I have less app page views than downloads... that is impossible of course. From 70 games, 60 is getting those "extra" downloads. Even dead ones get 60 downloads/day.
I wrote to Apple support about that, because I need correct stats, not fake "4k/day".
There is some forum threads on Chinese downloads spike, but no clarification on how to solve that...
My opinion is that it is some kind of piracy...

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I've noticed the same thing, it started in May and it's been growing since then. I've also noticed downloads from US increased, but they seem to be fake too. Chartboost analytics doesn't show any of those additional downloads.
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Me too, I've been getting around 60-100 downloads per day from Asia on games that were getting 1 or 2 downloads per day. They seem to be fake, or I don't think they are actually playing the games though, because the "sessions" number is still low.
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One month later fake China downloads is over.
I wrote to Apple support 3 or 4 times, and every time I received answer "our engineers is doing all possible to solve it, but for now we can not recommend any resolution... etc".
In 6 weeks I received ~100k those fake downloads from China.
For the yesterday I see normal downloads again.
I think we will never know what caused this.

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It was bots activity. All bot factory companies(download and rate) to make bot accounts more real, randomly download(not even open them) app from store.
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