11 Sep 2005
The One Dollar Weblog Page
By now you’ve probably heard about The Million Dollar Homepage. Is it just another annoying get-rich-quick/begging scheme, or a laudable experiment in selling ad space and anticipated PageRank (hence the ads promoting dating, printer cartridges, gambling and insurance)?
What’s most interesting to me is that the site publishes click-through stats for those advertisers daft enough to not choose a direct link. Eventually it should be possible to do a useful analysis of the data, looking at the best positions, styles of ad, etc., as well as the overall pattern of traffic over time (particularly if someone bothers to take a snapshot of that page every day; any volunteers?).
Anyway, I’ve decided that a dollar is far too expensive, and all those pixels would clutter up my site far too much, so the 100 pixels below are available for a mere cent each. As for a story behind it, well I can’t claim to be a student facing huge debt, so how about if I say the $1 revenue would almost cover the cost of the 2 pairs of Tesco Value socks I bought yesterday? Advertisers flocking to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity should form an orderly queue over at the contact page.