SpeakAsia is the Asia’s biggest survey company, as they claims. I am not a part of it but going to be. I will tell you, what is going inside? But in a few days or week. For now I am writing what I think about Speak Asia. SpeakAsia is now one of the most trending topics these days. A lot of people thinks that its scam or fraud and a lot are against this opinion. They have their own arguments and opinions. I am going to put some interesting facts. Probably you are unaware about these.
History of Speak Asia Online:
It’s true that Speak Asia is registered in Singapore. Do you know that they have changed their name (company name) multiple times? As per alexa ranking the site have no appearance before 2nd half of 2010. Now It has ranked 926 (one month) in the world. The company has appearance in only two countries India and Bangladesh where the region wise Alexa rank is 46 and 66 respectively. 91.2% traffic comes from India and 7.7% comes from Bangladesh and only one percent comes from another countries.
What they claims?
The claims that they are Asia’s biggest survey company. Do you know the company offers their services in India and Bangladesh only. They do not have their footprint in Singapore also (Except the company registration). Q: If they have more than 90% business from India than why they are operating from Singapore?
What is going on?
The company has claimed that they have more than 1.5 million panelist (The subscribers who have paid a good sum of money to take participate in surveys). Well I contacted some people in U.P. and found that they have already subscribed or some are going to do so. According to media resources the have planned to increase their panelist base to 10 million till december of 2011. I have heard that they are appointing managers to increase their base. It’s all happening without registration in India.
What the thing most blogger have missed to mention:
Does anybody thought upon the privacy of the panelist. I think it has not been taken seriously. If we talk about the privacy on social networking sites, than why geeks are not taking same thing here. The need our bank account number, Date of birth, email, mobile number and a lot of info to track any one. They can also track panelist mind via survey.
But, Beside these all down side their are some good things also. Go to the Part 2
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