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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Pixel Advertising Case Study

I've been buying pixel ads for my firm's site, both to drive traffic to our site but also to see which pixel ad sites are worthwhile. When I find a good site, I buy pixels on behalf of my search engine marketing clients. I've purchased from over 25 pixel sites while conducting this research. Here are the top 10 for this month so far (Jan 1 - Jan 16) and I'm only counting unique visitors from each pixel advertising site:

432 Million Dollar Homepage
380 Smash My Viper
330 Rent Pixel Ads*
168 Million Dollar State*
123 The Six Million Dollar Cube
85 CommercialTown
72 Pixel Ads 4 All
64 The Pixel Wars
56 Million Dollar Tattoo
44 Brad Fallon

*Be careful buying from these 2 sites right now. Both site owners are actively trying to sell their domains. There's no guarantee that the new site owners will continue to promote the sites.

Note that on the pixel advertising info page on my firm's site, I highlight Smash My Viper and The Six Million Dollar Cube as the best pixel sites to buy from at this point in time. The above traffic data bears that out. Also, as of right now, you can get pixels on The Cube for only $10 vs the standard $100 on most pixel sites. If you're looking to buy pixels now that Alex Tew's Million Dollar Homepage has sold out, those are the top 2 sites I'd recommend.

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Blogger Marc L said...

After all the fuss about Million Dollar homepages, here comes another website which is for a change making use the million dollar for the good of the society and at the same time letting people to make money helping people to help underpriviledged.

It's a kewl idea. You cannot just buy pixels to put your company adv. but also make money by auctioning the pixels on ebay or a like.
check this out:

I just booked 400 Pixels and people let's represent our America the best, which America really is, by helping people and at the same time making money. what's the heck! there isn't still a single American icon or flag up there...I want to see the whole screen in stars and stripes. It's just france up there at the moment.

Marc , PA

Mon Jan 23, 04:26:00 PM EST  
Blogger Richard said...

Sigh. I suppose it was only a matter of time until I started getting spam comments. I'm tempted to delete this comment but it might be more instructive to leave it in place.

Now, everyone knows to avoid which is promoted by spammers. This particular spammer came to my site via IP address which is in Germany. Lame. Not "kewl" at all.

Mon Jan 23, 05:08:00 PM EST  
Blogger Marc US said...

Insane! I think your blog sucks big time. It's not a spam. Your blog is a Spam Mr. Apogee whatever!
If someone's trying to do something you call it a spam. Sick! Get your head in place before commenting on something.

Tue Jan 24, 10:22:00 AM EST  
Blogger Richard said...

Relax Marc. What are you trying to accomplish by commenting on my blog? I'll gladly discuss pixel ads with you. I don't appreciate people hyping their pixel sites on my blog. For me, that's spam. Do you want to start over and explain the value of your site? Also, explain why you're posting from Germany but talking about America.

Tue Jan 24, 11:18:00 AM EST  
Blogger Fritz said...

What a fascinating reaction from Marc. Such maturity sure makes me want to do business with him :-/

Sun Feb 12, 11:49:00 PM EST  
Blogger Richard said...

Yeah, Fritz, it's amazing how many pixel copycat sites have sprung up. They're all getting desperate now and have resorted to spamming blogs as well as email inboxes. Read my Pixel Ads page on Squidoo for the last on pixel advertising trends. I think only a handful of pixel sites will survive and that pixel advertising will find a niche, but not as standalone pixel sites.

Mon Feb 13, 11:14:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You asked in a comment about adding "value" to the blog. Well, I think the value is that "pixel" advertising is not time based (eg a TV ad) but a static feature. That is the main point of "pixel" advertising - you buy space and not time.

In the Merrows Collage, companies can buy part of the Collage which will be featured on Merrows for the lifetime of Merrows. Merrows already has a good future due to good product lines.

The Collage consists of my company name Merrows subdivided into little squares. See Each square is available. It is built in Flash allowing ZOOM.

Merrows has traded for over 2 years, and I have developed 70,000 pages online to date. I hope to take it to a million pages. Funds from advertising would help to recruit staff.

Mon Feb 13, 01:57:00 PM EST  
Blogger Bruna said...

Hi Richard,

I really like how you posted the best pixel sites to advertise. That is really helpful. Also I would like to suggest my site so you can take a look at it

I hope that my site can help yours grow. By the way keep up with your blog, it's fun to read it!!

Fri Apr 28, 11:49:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Marc, Last week I came across this posting and thought why not put your theory to a test so I copied and pasted the Squidoo logo to my pixel ad space on the home page of my web site: and checked to see how many hits that you would recieve. In the last 4 days your site has recieved 238 hits from my site. Just thought you should know just in case you wanted to buy that ad. Actually, a link to this site is probably worth a free link but maybe you would be interested in getting a subscription for thoes other sites that you manage. This blog only helps my pixel selling cause so you will get a freebee on this one but I would love to be on your top pixel ad list.

Sun Oct 08, 08:43:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Richard I called you Marc

Sun Oct 08, 08:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Richard said...

Hey Anonymous from American Landlords Magazine dot com, you're linking to Squidoo. Not sure if they'd want you using their logo on your site. Switch the link to the pixel ads article on my site.

Hmm, I really need to update that article. I do think pure pixel sites are dead. Pixel grids might still be an option. Also, in your case, I'd recommend giving away more free pixels to get things going. If potential advertisers see the grid filling up, they might be more likely to buy. Don't make people pay first and then offer a free trial. Do some actual free trials.

Let me know how it works out.

Tue Oct 10, 05:06:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Nonong said...

Please check out this latest Pixel Ad site,, now bringing Pixel advertising to a much higher level! It is also currently earning heaps & praises from online advertising enthusiasts all over the world!

Thu Nov 16, 11:03:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found a pixel advertising website that has ads for $0.0002 cents per pixel or for two cents per 10 x 10 block.

It is located at

Two cents gets you a 10 x 10 block for a month at a time.

Wed Oct 24, 11:47:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Olav said...

Trying out a new spin on pixel ads:

I havent seen anybody try that before. The site differs from other pixel sites as it equals cash purchase and reciprocal link and also invite regular visitors to submit sites for free. 1 flag pr email. 1 flag is 100 pixels

Tue Jun 02, 03:30:00 PM EDT  

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