Tew says. "The more
people talked about the site, the more
money I made," he says. "And the more
money I made, the more people talked
about the site. It's a self-perpetuating
Critics of the site claim that it is nothing but a large advertising banner; the defenders point out that what gives it so many visitors is not the banners themselves, but rather the original and novel concept of the site.
A simple Internet search on "pixel advertising" or "pixel ads" will reveal many sites that are seeking to emulate the success of the Million Dollar Homepage - it has become a minor subgenre in Internet advertising. There are even scripts for sale to automate the operation of such a website. However, the limited success of these imitators may have an impact on its long-term sustainability. While Tew thinks the copycats are "quite funny, really," he doesn't like the "rip-off sites" that borrow heavily from his. "The one thing that everybody seems to be missing is that it's one of those crazy ideas that only works once. I was first to market and therefore I got 99 percent of the attention. Good luck to the imitators."
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