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I have been following the progress of The Million Dollar Homepage since it first went live and there is no question it is the most ingenious use of the Internet I have seen thus far.  TMDH is the brainchild of 21 year old Alex Tew of […]

I have been following the progress of The Million Dollar Homepage since it first went live and there is no question it is the most ingenious use of the Internet I have seen thus far.  TMDH is the brainchild of 21 year old Alex Tew of Wiltshire, England who needed to make some cash before heading of the the University of England at the end of September.  After kicking several money-making ideas around he came up with the concept of selling ads, one pixel at a time.  The TMDH homepage is a large grid with each square representing one pixel which Alex sells for $1 each.  Each square consists of 100 pixels and the minimum number you can purchase is $100 worth.  The square is filled in with the graphic of the buyer’s choice that contains a link to wherever the buyer wants to point visitors.  This idea has spread like wildfire and in only a few weeks Alex has sold 74,000 pixels!  He has published case histories from websites that claim a 1000% increase in site traffic by placing just one pixel on the site.  Kudos to Alex for a brilliantly simple way to make the Web work for him.

TMDH

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  5. Haha, brilliant, I love it. :D

  6. Another student from France is hopping to get the same success with MegaPixelPage.com.

  7. Here’s one that is similar but it gives back to the advertisers, or at least to the lucky ones. .25 cents a pixel. It’s the first one with a PRIZE???

    http://250000.org

  8. Wow what a fab scam. Lets start the billiondollarScam.com and send all the money to the poor african children. http://www.meomo.com Rocks

  9. More and more…

    http://www.milliondollarwebpage.com

    http://www.milloinpennyhomepage.com

    http://www.milloineurohomepage.com

    …too tired to list some others. Anyone have any input on others?

  10. A Pop Art inspired million dollar soup can:

    http://www.milliondollarmosaic.com

    You buy a piece of the mosaic and your logo becomes part of a larger picture taken from the Pop Art era, with a view to exhibiting on a large scale in a gallery. Advertisers links on the site are permanent.

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