As you may have noticed from my other posts, I have come to the conclusion that the concept of pixel ads is a throwaway. At least in its incarnation at milliondollarhomepage.com. The problem as I see it is that there is no real draw for the user to come to the site, other than to see the amazing mess of pixels that make up it’s home page. The most profitable web ventures make it because their real estate is useful for a large number of people. That said, it is hard to imagine the concept being much more than a 1 hit wonder, which is fine with me.
Archive for Pixel Ads
In a totally anti-climactic finale, the Million Dollar Homepage is now history as the final 1,000 pixels was sold on eBay today for a paltry $38,000 (or so the final bid sits right now). This marks a rather cheap end to what appeared to be a spectacular bidding war that lead the price all the way up to $6,001,000 million as mentioned in my previous post. Nevertheless it stands to be noted that the Million Dollar Homepage is now the Million Dollar Thirty Seven Thousand Dollar Homepage. Not that it really matters.
As if Alex Tew hadn’t already generated enough envy through the advent of his Million Dollar Homepage, it appears he almost became a multi-millionaire from his simple and ingenious idea. You can see from my other posts that I have a 100 pixel advertisement on his site. Seeing the eBay auction for the final 1,000 pixels makes me feel like I got a REALLY good deal.
It has been just a bit over a week since I placed my pixel on the Million Dollar Homepage. As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve uploaded my pixels to a few other pixel ad sites here and there. The results are pretty interesting and I’m a little more than surprised to say the MDHP is not the only pixel site generating traffic.
Yes, I am most assertively a late arrival to this particular phenomenon. I’ve read the entire blog over at Alex Tew’s now infamous MillionDollarHomepage, and am embarrassed to admit I’m 4 months behind on the topic. Nevertheless he still has a little more than 100,000 pixels to go before collecting his final dollar, as of today. I would venture a guess at late January 2006 for the final pixel placement.