Purchasing an ad spot at OneBillionViews.com
April 18, 2006 by Gaman
OneBillionViews.com was created by an Aussie who try to make it the first page of its kind to reach 1,000,000,000 page views. Hence the name “One Billion Views”.
You might say this looks like just another spin off or copycat from the original Million Dollar Homepage idea created by Alex Tew.
Talking about the Million Dollar Homepage, if I got the chance I wouldn’t mind spending RM5000 which would’ve bought me a 36×36 pixels spot.
Trust me, that’s not much considering the last 1000 pixel that was auctioned off at Ebay had fetched a whooping USD38,100 for the winning bid!
But it’s already too late now, the pixels are sold out and the kid has made his million. The site has been receiving heavy publicity from the media. It even manages to attract big advertisers such as The Times and Orange to purchase a few pixels.
Apparently, according to an advertiser, their leads and sales have increased by 30% and the traffic has been not stopped. Good for them.
The next best thing I have is OneBillionViews.com. I hope the idea will take off (and it seems to attract more publicity now) although I am aware that it would probably not be as popular as the original. But who knows?
The number of people that would potentially see my ad in the course of reaching the 1,000,000,000 page view mark would be quite substantial. That if it reaches that mark at all.
The owner guarantees the site to stay online for a minimum of 5 years. So even if it doesn’t reach its goal, paying US64 for five years of exposure is good enough for me.
According to Alexa, the OneBillionViews.com traffic usually spikes up when the story gets picked up by blogs, websites and news sites.
So far I get less than 100 referrals per day from the page, not much. But I hope this number will increase as the site gets more and more publicity in the coming months and years.
All in all, it’s a good to experiment for me.