MillionPixelTwitterPage.com: It Was a Matter of Time

By Daniel Scocco

Have you ever had an idea, and then a couple of weeks later you stumbled into a website of someone who had the same idea, only that he actually implemented it? This happens to me quite often, as I have many ideas and very little time to pursue them.

Anyway a couple of weeks ago I thought that maybe it would be possible to replicate the “Million Dollar Homepage” idea with Twitter. That page basically sold pixels to people who wanted to promote their websites. Each pixel had the cost of $1. Long story short the thing went viral and everyone wanted to get a piece of the pie. In the end Alex Tew, the Englishman who created it, made over $1 million if I remember well.

Well, guess what. That idea is back, and it is called MillionPixelTwitterPage. Again you can buy pixels, but this time you will promote your Twitter profile.

million pixel twitter page

The guy decided to lighten the price too. Each pixel costs $0.1, so if he sells all of them he will make $100,000 instead of $1 million.

Is it worth the investment? It depends on whether or not the site will go viral. If it does, those pixels could send you Twitter followers and help your Twitter profile rank well in search engines too.

Regardless, it is interesting to see how old concepts can be given a new spin when applied to new services. I suspect we will see many old ideas re-applied to Twitter in the coming months. Got any?



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21 Responses to “MillionPixelTwitterPage.com: It Was a Matter of Time”

  • George Loans

    Where’s the money to be made in promoting your twitter profile?!?!

  • Eryaman hali yikama

    Very nice sharing. Thank you…

  • George Serradinho

    I understand your frustration, but the Twitter bubble will eventually burst one day.

    I have my own pixel site that anyone can place their link on, you can visit it at Free Pixels. go have a look and let me know what you think.

  • Jens P. Berget

    I just don’t understand how this “old” concept can be worth much for the advertisers. The guy behind it will probably be earning his share, but I personally don’t think that you’d get that many new followers by buying some pixels.

    But, I might be wrong. If this thing goes viral like it did for Alex Tew, who knows what will happen 🙂

    When it comes to ideas and little time to pursue them, I understand exactly what you are talking about. It happens to me all the time as well, but I didn’t think of this though 🙂

  • Medyum

    To buy 1 Milion pixels is impossible for poor bloggers or twitterers like me. I just apply traditional ways to increase my followers. And I try your tip about twitter tools such as friendorfollow.com etc. I hope this is enough to increase my followers and my rank in twitter.

  • Carey

    I am not really understanding the benefit of all these twitter applications. It seems like a mini-mini-bubble that will pop when everyone runs out of enthusiasm.

    Anyway good luck to the MillionPixelTwitterPage, looks like it is taking off already.

  • mark harrison

    There are days when I really do wonder why I spend the time doing the things I do such as SEO and web design…I think I need to get a proper job because when you look at this pixel effort, it really is very poor indeed!

  • GoBusiness101

    That idea was my idea also. I’m now planning on a different nich already. nice post!

  • Sharon

    Thanks for letting us know. I’m in for sure. What fun. Sharon

  • Beads N Crafts

    It was pretty much inevitable that we’d see something like this linked to twitter!

    The never ending spread of ‘million pixel’ pages doth continue.. 😉

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Glen, haha I had not thought about that 🙂 .

  • Glen Allsopp

    Haha

    I see either dailymicroblogtips.com or dailytwittertips.com on the horizon Daniel 😉

  • Vikas

    nice idea….

    Thnx for bring it up.

  • Daniel Richard

    @Daniel Scocco – Oh yeah. I realized my error. But still worth the idea on its own. 🙂

    I see he’s up to $520 as of now.

  • chrissulli

    Am I missing something? Looks like it costs $10

  • Daily Good Tips

    To buy 1 Milion pixels is impossible for poor bloggers or twitterers like me. I just apply traditional ways to increase my followers. And I try your tip about twitter tools such as friendorfollow.com etc. I hope this is enough to increase my followers and my rank in twitter. Thanks Daniel

  • Richard

    Interesting how all these old ideas are still working. I personally don’t think this project is going to be as popular as the original tho. But because of the low price quite a few people might buy some space.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Daniel Richard, each pixel costs $0.1, so he made $420 so far.

  • Crazy Oldie

    I am in for a few blocks…best pennies spent!

  • Daniel Richard

    4,200 sold = $4,200 up for that guy there!

    Hmm. I suppose there are millions of us out there who’s like going nuts for missing out on such action. 🙂

  • Kurt Avish

    Ohh! I got so many tweeidea too during the past few months but I have been lazy and never implement them. Finally some weeks later I see someone else did it and woa he is famous.

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