Pixel Homepages: New Internet Advertising Craze

More Pixel Homepages for advertising! It all started with the Million Dollar Homepage – an advertising idea which sold each of the million pixels for $1 each.

And just as we speak it has been a advertising success with its owner Alex Tew saying “in just 3 weeks I have made enough money to pay for all 3 years of University!” As of now he has sold 41600 pixels, which means he has earned $41600 and he deserved it for the original idea he has started. The advertisers seem to have been hooked by the idea, even though you need to buy a block of 10×10 pixels, with a minimum investment of $100. But with all the traffic coming in, the advertisers and webmaster both benefit.

Pixel Homepages

Well it has started a lot of activity with new such dollar and penny homepages at cheaper rates comming up.

  • Million Dollar Homepage – the pioneer which sells a million pixels for $1 each (minimum 100 pixels block= $100).
  • Zero Dollar Homepage – Offers pixels for free! Well non pixel ads are paid. If he gets enough traffic, I am sure such paid advertisers will come in.
  • Million Dollar Webpage – a similar concept with 10000 squares worth $100 each. FAQ says it is “an experiment in internet marketing in terms of generating web site traffic and testing an alternative ad format. The site is also offering advertisers a chance to be a part of internet history.”
  • Million Penny Homepage – A cheaper version selling a million pixels at 1 penny each. So a minimum 10×10 block costs $1.
  • Million Euro Homepage – It is also based on selling one million pixels. For just one euro per pixel you can buy some of these pixels to display an image of your choice.
  • Million Dollar Pixel – 1 million pixels of internet ad space for $10 a pixel block. Linking your company/brand name or slogan to another name on the board will mean half the price of that block will be donated to charity.
  • One Million Pixels – Each 10×10 block costs $5. A portion of each pixel sold will donated to the Red Cross.
  • Dollar a Pixel – Each pixel for sale at $1 each, with a minimum purchase of 50 pixels. Maximum of 800×600 pixels for sale which will be online for 2 years.
  • MiljoenPixels.nl – In Dutch. Logos of minimum 20×20 pixels available for 100 euros. Online till 2010 at least.
  • Ebay Pixels – a million pixels for eBay sellers. It “aims to show only live sellers, who actually sell, so we reserve the right to resell space purhased if you would not sell any item for 90 days” and it links to all their items for sale. Each 10×10 block costs only 10 pounds (GBP).
  • Million Dollar Mosaic – The Million Dollar soup can on the main page is made up of 10,000 smaller cans. A permanent link of 10×10 pixels costs $100.
  • The Peoples Vehicle – 480,000 pixels of advertising space sold at $1.00 a pixel in blocks of 100. Purpose – to buy a new car. You also choose a brand of vehicle – the more pixels you purchase the more your vote counts! The front page shows how many votes each brand has.
  • AdSquares – Each square is 20×20 pixels and priced depending on the quantity (with discounts). The maximum cost is $5 per square.
  • 250000.org – four 10×10 pixel box for $100 and have a chance to win $25,000.
  • Australian Million Dollar Homepage – Each single block (10×10 pixels) costs $100.00 (AUD)
  • Half-a-buck Pixels – buy a 10×10 pixel block at $0.50 per pixel.
  • Million Yuan Homepage – sell 1 million pixels to collect 1 million yuan (=$125,000 in US dollars). 100 pixels minimum.
  • Links Across America – Plots are sold in 10 pixel x 10 pixel squares (100 pixels total) on the US map. Business Sites $100, Church Sites $20, Personal Sites $20. To purchase a plot in a state, you must prove that you’re actually located in that state.

Lets see how far this new idea in internet marketing and advertising goes. But the original has made $40000+ and the pixels are selling fast as I write this… I am starting a list here which I will update. Please free to suggest more such sites in comments.

73 comments on “Pixel Homepages: New Internet Advertising Craze

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi, here’s the first one I’ve seen in GBP: – it’s 5 per square and the squares are 400 pixels each. Bargain!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Here’s another one – http://www.thepeoplesvehicle.com

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lets you buy a piece of a Pop Art mosaic, which could be exhibited in a gallery.

  4. Anonymous says:

    – as much as the idea is similar, this one is offered ONLY for eBay sellers with high feedback score and it links to all their items for sale. Good idea, as long as they keep the data actual (remove the old not-active sellers). Wish them well, I’ve bookmarked it and will check for progress. Oh, they also do a Contest with a 12 Mega Pixel :) Digital Camera – good prize for that business – all you need to do is follow the clues by searching (clicking) the advertisers pixels. That at least looks like they try to get the visitors to click…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Here is another one, but this one is a bit creative and offers more features that all of them combined.

  6. darammer says:

    Here’s another “million” page but this is not as much a copycat as the others. Here one gets a link and a souvenir so to say for the effort. The url is Milliondollarpay.com and its still under construction for part of it I think.

  7. Richard says:

    The Australian Million Dollar Homepage will be a great advertising platform for any Australian based business to reach a fresh audience.

    The objective of the site is to help advertisers reach millions of potential customers. By riding the waves of a craze currently sweeping the web & by using advanced Search Engine Optimisation techniques this site will soon have a very high page ranking.

    Of course the prime aim is to sell all the pixels and therefore rake in a Million Bucks but I am experimenting with search engine optimisation techniques & researching internet trends.

    I’m not a student although I plan to take the Google Advertising Professional Exam soon.

    Unlike Alex, I have plenty of swanky socks but do have two young children to feed!

    Find out more about Richard Ellender, OzWebFX and his copycat business idea at www.milliondollarhomepage.com.au

  8. Jack says:

    Hi,
    not all million-sides takes money for pixel… see this, it’s for free:

  9. Anonymous says:

    The latest copycat/ripoff/spinoff (my preferred term :) ), this one allows any and all content…

  10. Anonymous says:

    www.pixelget.com

  11. Anonymous says:

    Pixels for Pennies – Pennies For Charity!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Handy list of “milliondollarhomepages” you have here. Interesting to see all the concepts popping up around it. Some will remain, most will bottom out or give up on it.

    I have one to add to your list. This one is crazy. Only animated gifs are allowed.

  13. Anonymous says:

    This one gives pixels away for free
    PixelYourPage.com

    You can also BUY the script to run your own Pixel Ad site and it cost less than most sites charge for 1 block of pixels

  14. Anonymous says:

    Found 2 new ones that are specific to MySpace.com and Xanga.com, you have to be a member of one of those sites, but you can get pixels for free.

    The links for both these are

    PixelsForMySpace.com
    PixelsForXanga.com

  15. Anonymous says:

    yet another free pixel site
    AlotMoreTraffic.com

  16. Anonymous says:

    You can buy pixels/blocks from the site and add your own banners/ads which contain link to your own page.
    There is 1 million pixels in site and you can deside which place you purchase.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Here’s another one:

    www.madcow.com

    Guy’s trying to start a company with sales. Of all the sites i’ve seen, this one has a good purpose. Creating jobs? I’m going to send him my resume, heh.

    And he’s honest about stealing the idea from Alex’s site, unlike others i’ve seen.

  18. Anonymous says:

    This guy is trying to upgrade his old mobile home to a house by selling 30×30 “houses.” You gotta love American capitalism.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Check out www.whosupports.com
    This site will allow you to purchase pixels to show your support for a charity. Part of the money will be donated to that charitable cause too!

  20. Anonymous says:

    This one is coming soon and is donating part of the proceeds to local burn charities. It should be up in a few more days.

  21. Anonymous says:

    This one is the craziest site i’ve seen… just went up… bet it will blow up at some point!!

    www.commercialtown.com

  22. Anonymous says:

    Here’s the latest one
    www.millionusdollarhomepage.com
    you can see the spot you purchased immediately after paying Fully Automated

  23. Anonymous says:

    Here is another one – really like the design of this site – and each pixel only costs 25p in UK currency, so it is much more affordable!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Sorry – forgot to add the URL – its available at http://www.1millionpixels.co.uk

    Take a look!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Buys some Ads place and help a Kid in need.

    MillionPixels4Kids

  26. Anonymous says:

    Here is another one but its a bit different. www.theworldwidewall.com

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