So how many people filled out the survey in order to view the page? That's difficult to say as there aren't any counters on the page.
Another similarly themed spam link from June 29th offers a hint:
There were nearly 300 thousands clicks on the bit.ly link…
But remember — clicks don't equal conversions.
The bit.ly statistics show that the link was only liked 3048 times.
That's just a one percent conversion rate from Clicks to Likes (step 1 to step 2). And as we mentioned yesterday, even fewer people appear to fill out the surveys (step 3).
Yes. The links do "spread virally". But as a wise man once wrote: Don't Panic!
The links are just spam, and the majority of people recognize it as such — just like e-mail spam, which also links to surveys, scams, and dubious offers.
This spammer has several Blogger pages:
And they all seem to fit Google's definition of spam:
So we reported the entire account to Google.
Done, and done.
We don't really care for the sort of "news" that CPA spammers continue to hype — and you probably don't either — but perhaps you have a friend that frequently falls for this sort of spam? Then check out Bypass Facebook Fan Pages. The site tracks Facebook spam and links to the material on which the CPA affiliates are trying to capitalize. They also have a Twitter account.