The next time before you pay Facebook to advertise your site, THINK TWICE.
Small and big businesses these days prefers to market their products with “Pay per click advertising” on Google Ads, Facebook, etc. which is a good way to quickly get visitors to their web site.
However, are these performance-based deals really effective and free from SCAMS? As competition increases, people are using every trick to increase their incomes.
Internet companies in developing countries have found a new niche market in selling Facebook likes known as “click farms”.
In a secret investigation, journalists have found that these “click-farms” offer over 150,000 likes in 2 or 3 months for a fixed price! That means companies are not getting the most out of their paid ads anymore. They are paying to outsource “Facebook likes” from states such as New Delhi.
I researched that a basic package of 2,500 “likes” could costs around AUD85.67, which were generated by teams of low-paid workers armed with multiple fake Facebook profiles. Their sole job is to stay online and click “like” on as many paid Facebook Ads as possible, thereby destroying the purpose of digital marketing by generating lots of fake “likes”.
Many people have gathered that Facebook’s advertising model is deeply flawed. Watch this video to see how a page got 80,000 useless Facebook likes from developing countries who did not care about the contents in the Facebook Fan Page at all!
Virtual Cat was created to “test” if Veritasium is really paying click farms for “likes”.
Virtual Cat is a virtual pet like none other. Here we’ll post only the worst, most annoying drivel you can imagine. Only an idiot would like this page.
The click farms trend is also found mostly in developing countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Indonesia, etc. where wages are extremely low by Western standards. Workers typically make a dollar per thousand clicks, totaling up to as little as $120 a year. This is unethical, and needs to be curbed. Not just to save these poor workers, but also saving companies that are paying these scammers to market their companies online.