Original Idea vs Copycats...

So that Million Dollar Homepage idea is taking off so well that there is already a million penny homepage, another one charging a quarter per pixel, and one where you buy a guy beers.

It is so much harder to come up with an original idea than a meeee tooooo idea. Each additional copy cat only adds more value to the original as they crowd the marketplace and make it so that only the original stands out.

Published: September 27, 2005 by Aaron Wall in marketing


October 3, 2005 - 6:36am

this one is the first i have seen that will post your pixel image after confirming your payment. I guess it is the New and Improved version. Wish politicians can come up with creative ways to erase the defecits.

any way here is the link:

[unoriginal copycat spam link removed, nice try though.]

Why didn't i think of it first?

October 3, 2005 - 6:48am

Nice try Henry.
You must be an idiot or think I am one! Perfect example of the point of this page though.

October 9, 2005 - 5:47pm

How well are the pixel ad sites doing in terms of SEO? Are they getting page rank with Google (I can't imagine they are if they are new URLS...)?

Also, what effect do you think they can have for the linking parties SE rankings?


October 9, 2005 - 5:50pm

Hi John
I just interviewed a well known Google engineer. I will be posting that Monday.

He specifically talks about the pixel sites and how they would pass PageRank.

September 27, 2005 - 12:54pm

Some knob posted one about "get my family out of debt" on that thread you're linking too also. Nuked that MF this morning...

September 27, 2005 - 8:43pm

I made a post about this on my blog the other day. One of the members of a forum I'm in actually bought some space on the page.

One of the amusing things is that the owner of the million-penny page has already made close to $3,000 selling space. Its a far-cry from what the "original" is making, but it certainly is a nice pay day for such a simple "rip-off."

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