Founder of Milliondollarhomepage Gets Job Offers

Alex Tew the founder of Milliondollarhomepage.com is getting job offers because many companies are impressed with his novel idea to make money online via the selling of pixel ads. The news of his job offers has spiked even more interest in his site.

Amazingly, even though web traffic was on a downward slope, it has recently turned around and today was ranked by Alexa as one of the top 440 site on the entire Internet. Alexa rank is a combination of unique visitors and page views and the lower the number, the better.

Traffic Rank for milliondollarhomepage.com  (what’s this)

Today

1 wk. Avg.

3 mos. Avg.

3 mos. Change

440

1,784

1,480

5,822


The Million dollar page has a million dollar rank which is close to the country’s major
newspaper sites such as the Wall Street Journal whose 3 month average is actually worse than Milliondollarhomepage one-day number!

Traffic Rank for wsj.com
  (what’s this)


Today

1 wk. Avg.

3 mos. Avg.

3 mos. Change

323

417

463

 63


See Pixel Ads for my previous thoughts on the future of the pixel advertising market.

  • Ed Kohler
    December 30, 2005 at 3:12 pm

    I think the milliondollarhomepage.com concept will be hard to duplicate. But someone that creative is probably worth hiring for their next great idea.

  • Rich Tehrani
    December 30, 2005 at 3:23 pm

    You are absolutely right. This is a very resourceful kid and who knows what other ideas he can come up with if he puts his mind to it.
    One wonders if there is a new ad format possible that is a blend of Google Adwords somehow morphed with a pixel ad. The concept if pulled off can be a huge money maker. Just the name power of having Tew as part of your company and this initiative could help with the success of new concepts like this. Perhaps I should be more bullish on the whole pixel ad concept. I can see now that if morphed the idea could be much more powerful than a static page.

  • VoIP Blog - Tehrani.com
    January 2, 2006 at 4:54 pm

    Milliondollarhomepage.com Auction

    I recently wrote about Milliondollarhomepage and the fact that they are getting lots of publicity lately. Now low and behold they are auctioning off their last few pixels. Yes you too can become a part of the future and the…

  • Jon Wu
    January 3, 2006 at 1:10 am

    The thousands of copy-cats that appeared after milliondollarhomepage
    made it big won’t get too far since the idea of selling pixels is no
    longer novel! But now this site has popped up:
    Claiming to “change the way advertising works”, OnlyOneAd.com is
    doing something truly unique. It’s selling only one ad. That’s
    right, there is only space for ONE ad on the page. The first
    ad costs $1. To replace the ad, the next advertiser must pay $2.
    After that, it costs $4, and so on. Each new ad costs twice
    the amount of the previous ad. That means the 21st ad costs over
    one million dollars. The creator seems convinced he can reach his
    goal, which actually seems possible if he can generate enough
    buzz. He’s keeping a detailed blog, and so far only the 1st
    ad has sold for $1! How is this going to turn out?
    http://www.onlyonead.com/

  • Frank
    January 3, 2006 at 8:05 am

    This is another nice site where to spend some dollars: http://www.givemeadollar.org

  • VoIP Blog - Tehrani.com
    January 4, 2006 at 8:25 am

    Milliondollarhomepage Copycats

    Everyone who is anyone is after Milliondollarhomepage. Especially after the news got out about the last few pixels being auctioned off for over $20,000. What I find fascinating is how many pitches I have seen on my blog and on…

  • Guna
    January 5, 2006 at 11:41 am

    Sometimes it is hard to predict which ideas will fly on the net. Anyhow this idea did fly and he made his 1M plus. With the auction going the way it is on ebay, I think he is going to sell each pixel for $1000 for his last 1000 pixels.
    To his credit, many have transformed this idea into some sort of advertising medium. Such as buckapixel and PayPerDot.com. I am not sure how long this buzz will last or even to see if this idea will work out for the advertisers. Just like the payperdot.com idea, they want to change this pixel into a network of sites.
    We just have to wait and see. Too early to predict.
    Cheers,
    Guna.

  • VoIP Blog - Tehrani.com
    January 5, 2006 at 5:57 pm

    Milliondollarhomepage Auction Takes Off

    I am not sure if my eyes are deceiving me but it seems the bid price for the last 1,000 pixels of the Milliondollarhomepage are now at about $700,000! That is not a typo mind you. The actual number is…

  • Michael Frans
    January 5, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    How about a unique idea… like selling BYTES instead of pixels. Check out http://www.buckabyte.com

  • Matt M
    January 9, 2006 at 1:39 am

    I for one love the idea. As a young entrepeneur, I sit on my computer most of the day and night for that matter trying to make even a few dollars through affiliate programs. The whole pixel scheme is over with after this auction is done (currently above $160,000 us). All the imitators that followed just goes to show the lack of originality and need for broader minds. MDH also narrows down most any attempt for an individual to publicise his venture for online wealth. Hard to not look like a copy cat if someone did! Good look everyone, heres to the future.

  • Bitmand
    January 13, 2006 at 3:04 am

    There is actually a lot of websites out there like milliondollarhomepage – and lots of them have a twist a two to it – like http://www.wazowski.com
    There was also a guy with a milliondollarhomepage theme, but NOT selling any pixels (?!).
    🙂

  • David Browne
    January 14, 2006 at 5:01 pm

    I have a milliondollarhomepage theme called http://www.millionpoundgallery.com and I have sold over 100,000 pixels!
    My site is selling to the UK market and is doing really rather well 😉
    I Think the thing that people are getting wrong is cheapening their sites out of desparation to make them work. My site has been around for a while, not just since the success of Alex Tew.
    I cant believe that the majority of pixel site owners are actually putting banner ads on their site. What does that tell the people who are paying for pixels? Bad practise I reckon. I try to keep mine quality. I have turned down purchasers and offers for banner ads!!!
    Anyway if you want to see a quality site that is selling plenty of pixels a day then check it out http://www.millionpoundgallery.com

  • Daddy Yankee
    January 15, 2006 at 4:44 pm

    It a very good idea.

  • Luke
    January 16, 2006 at 8:29 am

    I just seen The Irish MillionDollarhomepage…. will these catch on??

  • Berny
    January 16, 2006 at 10:41 am

    I’ve seen at http://www.pixel-help.com a student trying to rise money the way Mr. milliondollarhomepage did, but with charity in mind.
    Helping children through pixel ads. I think that this might be a great idee using the hype about the success of Mr Tew to help !!!

  • Berny
    January 16, 2006 at 10:42 am

    I’ve seen at http://www.pixel-help.com a student trying to rise money the way Mr. milliondollarhomepage did, but with charity in mind.
    Helping children through pixel ads. I think that this might be a great idee using the hype about the success of Mr Tew to help !!!

  • Christophe LANGLOIS
    January 29, 2006 at 7:23 am

    How to pluck $1 million from thin air

    http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/blog.php

  • M-Solutions
    February 2, 2006 at 3:32 pm

    Alex Tew sold his million, and a few other clones, who started off early, took a bite in pixels, but the rest are just biting the dust, but again some are picking up against all odds! [Me !!!]
    if u see my site, http://www.pixeladmall.com/ im selling pixels, as well as banners, and if u see my site was recently featured in “The Economic Times”, India, the largest business newspaper daily in India!!!
    so there, i am gaining ground, and market, and i started very late compared to other “copy cats”.
    today there is more sceptism about pixels, than the pixels themselves, but like any other boom, the strongest will survive, and make the day.

  • Great ideas
    February 3, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    I think that Alex Tew had the right idea in the right moment and he must be recognized for that.
    I just saw another great idea on eBay. Its the http://www.AmericanForever.com project. There are 100 ‘places’ for sale at a price of USD $1.000 each. If someone buy one of these places can put is photo, name, a message for the future and a link.
    Not bad.

  • Paul
    February 12, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    I just came across a site that at first I thought was a mere copy cat.
    I constantly look for ways to promote my lottery syndicate. This site is a real find.
    http://www.milliondollarhomepage great click through’s plus a chance to win $1 million dollars. Better odds than the lottery

  • stewart
    February 20, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    I have also created a pixel advertising site but i thought rather than creating the site to make money for myself i though i would create it to raise money for charity. The 500k homepage is selling 1 million pixels at 50 cents each and 75% of all money raised is going to the charity and the remaining 25% is going back into the site to keep it up and running for life.

  • stewart
    February 20, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    I have also created a pixel advertising site but i thought rather than creating the site to make money for myself i though i would create it to raise money for charity. The 500k homepage is selling 1 million pixels at 50 cents each and 75% of all money raised is going to the charity and the remaining 25% is going back into the site to keep it up and running for life.
    http://www.500khomepage.com

  • renaud
    February 23, 2006 at 9:20 am

    Hello,
    I you want to know more about a possible new internet world record, go to :
    http://www.longestbanner.com
    The longest web banner of the world !!
    Regards
    Renaud

  • Quentin
    March 4, 2006 at 11:08 pm

    This longest world banner is cool!
    Nice to have new ideas.
    Check this one. It looks nice!

  • Quentin
    March 4, 2006 at 11:10 pm

    ooops, check http://www.onemillionpound.net

  • Jason
    March 6, 2006 at 10:25 am

    I’m totaly new to this pixel thing, but I’ve just purchased some pixels from http://www.onemillionpound.net. I chose them cos they are a little bit different from the others. It’s a nice looking site and they also have space for rent rather than just to buy, at a very cheap price. They seem to have generated some interest and are fairly popular. I also rate them because the pixels sold look from like they’re from real buyers rather than the owners putting lots of Blue Chip companies onto their sites to help make them look popular. They don’t have a Google PR yet but I’m not sure how long they’ve been established. You never know they could be the next big thing in pixel advertising!

  • kev
    March 6, 2006 at 10:42 am

    You may well have made a blunder…..have a good look round before you buy.
    http://www.millionpoundgallery.com which is the original UK only Pixel page is still way out in front of all other competitors.
    I believe they are even putting their prices up soon as the value of their space has increased due to the uptake they have had.
    I have had an ad on there for 3 weeks and am well impressed with the results.
    I recommend you and all others take a look.

  • M-Solutions
    March 6, 2006 at 11:44 am

    Hey Guys,
    Pixel Ad Mall.com just turned a google Page Rank 3 website, the inside Pixel List Page has a google page rank of 4!!!
    couldnt beleive it myself, check it out!
    M.

  • M-Solutions
    March 6, 2006 at 11:48 am

    Hey Guys,
    http://www.PixelAdMall.com just turned a google Page Rank 3 website, the inside Pixel List Page has a google page rank of 4!!!
    couldnt beleive it myself, check it out!
    M.

  • Jane Less
    March 7, 2006 at 12:33 am

    Want your very own Million Dollar Internet Idea? Then check http://www.wordestate.com for your FREE issue of the Million Dollar Internet Ideas Magazine.
    Jane L

  • Bob Roberts
    March 8, 2006 at 1:47 am

    1 Million Dollars from just under 3,000 advertisers! That’s what The Million Dollar Homepage achieved. Why not $100 million? The numbers here are very simple. If Alex Tew made $1 Million Dollars from just under 3,000 advertisers – HE MISSED A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. He had 2 million visitors a week.
    Press Release London March 7th 2006: http://www.webitpr.com/release_detail.asp?ReleaseID=3672

  • Johnn
    March 14, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    I believe one of the best marketing ideas for this kind of websites is:
    http://www.MillionDollarCharityPage.com/
    (on Ebay…)

  • Tara
    April 2, 2006 at 1:43 am

    http://www.longestwebbanner.com
    We are trying to create the longest web banner in the world. Our professional website enables users to upload their images to our banner (all images with be checked prior to approval. The banner images on the homepage always appear randomly so all advertsers have an equal chance of exposure. We aslo have navigation which allows the banner to be organised by category and alphabetically. Advert or personal message space costs from only £5 approx $8.70.Maybe one day someone will even make a proposal of marraige on the banner
    Hopefully one day our banner will be in the Guinness book of records!

  • Tara
    April 2, 2006 at 1:45 am

    http://www.longestwebbanner.com
    We are trying to create the longest web banner in the world. Our professional website enables users to upload their images to our banner (all images with be checked prior to approval. The banner images on the homepage always appear randomly so all advertsers have an equal chance of exposure. We aslo have navigation which allows the banner to be organised by category and alphabetically. Advert or personal message space costs from only £5 approx $8.70.Maybe one day someone will even make a proposal of marraige on the banner
    Hopefully one day our banner will be in the Guinness book of records!

  • leandro
    April 6, 2006 at 12:38 am

    Hello, i from Argentina, a my site is for my birtsday one million pesos. Thanks. http://www.miwebdelmillon.com.ar

  • sarvesh
    April 13, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    Concept is simple now implementation is important. check it out for 12 exclusive categories. Nice ,viewable images.
    Cool graphics.
    http://www.indianmilliondollarpage.com

  • qureshi
    May 7, 2006 at 3:17 am

    some pixel sites are worth visiting, forget idea of MDHP, look at new site.
    http://www.innovativepixelpage.com

  • Jen @ School fundraising
    May 13, 2006 at 3:54 pm

    I think Alex deserves his success – I think that his real success was in marketing his brilliant idea!

  • VoIP Blog - Tehrani.com
    May 20, 2006 at 5:47 am

    VoIP URLs For May 2006

    Here are some recent VoIP URLs that have been registered. My favorites are freeskypevoip.com (I wonder when they will get an e-mail from eBay’s lawyers), milliondollarvoipservice.com (Could this be Alex Tew?), voipcalll.com (nothing like a typo t…

  • Million Dollar Hosting
    June 16, 2006 at 12:59 pm

    I believe that Alex’s site still generates some indirect value for advertisers at least by improving their visibility in search engines. It has a PageRank of 7 and many still continue to add links to it (by the way, this article has just added one link). So, getting the link from website with such a high PageRank for as low as 1$ it is clearly a reasonable investment.
    Good luck to all the copycats 🙂

  • Digg
    June 22, 2006 at 6:27 am

    Girl sells every millimeter of her body
    http://www.isellbody.com/
    *She wants to study and to go abroad into the world of of democracy and peacefull life. But now she’s in Russia, making attempts on the Web.*

  • Michael
    July 17, 2006 at 9:20 am

    The website to explore the Davinci code!Own your mysterious place in the picture of Monnalisa!
    http://www.qywz.net

  • BK
    July 27, 2006 at 12:41 pm

    Adcubes-Will it sell forever??
    People, in many cases, make buying decision based on other people’s already made decision.
    The value of the product is largely decided by whether other people value it or not.
    That’s why auction is an effective way of selling product. People bid more not just because it is useful
    to them but they see other people valuing that product. For example, if someone has bought a car
    for $2000. It means that someone who bought the car has already gone through the buying process and thought about
    many aspects to decide whether it is good to purchase it or not. It is always easier to make a decision
    based on other people’s previous decision. And people will experience less cognitive dissonance when they purchase
    the adcubes even if something goes wrong since they have only paid a $1 more than the previous person. They don’t
    look stupid or done something crazy because someone already has made the same decision. And you have only added
    a dollar more than the previous person. If someone has bought the adcubes there must be some logic or right reason why
    they bought it.And this goes over and over forever. At any moment, all you have to pay a dollar more than the person who
    bought right before you.
    Why won’t someone pay only a dollar more than previous person?? It’s only a dollar more. And someone has already
    made a decision before you. All you have to do is pay a dollar more than the previous person!! And if you want to buy
    the adcubes why not buy it before it gets too expensive??
    visit http://www.ibtimes.com/adcubes and tell me what you think about it??

  • Staff
    September 6, 2006 at 11:58 am

    this is Marco Martinoli, manager of the Italian web site http://www.homepageda10milionidieuro.it.
    First of all I have increased the grid up to 10.000.000 pixels then I have changed the “Advertisers” section: I won’t publish the purchased pixels but I will introduce the category/sector the advertisers belong to.
    “Italian press” thought that the idea of increasing the number of pixels was interesting so they published it and presented this project as the Italian challenge Vs. alex tew, milliondollahomepage.
    What do you think?
    Thanks, bye.

  • darrel
    February 6, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    Hello, I recently saw another good “million dollar concept” on the internet. It is “the top of the internet” and you can place ads on this top of the internet. Free ads will be placed on the bottom and the more you pay for your ad the higher you’ll get listed on “the top of the internet”. Pretty cool huh? Check it out at: http://thetopoftheinternet.com

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