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Alex Tew’s Pixelotto Is Almost A Complete Failure

Posted by Alex Bailey On December - 23 - 2006

Lighting can’t strike twice I guess, because Alex Tew’s second chance at a million dollars is almost a complete failure. 20 days ago, I reported that he’d be trying his luck again, with a slightly different approach. He was going to charge $2 a pixel, and have a lottery for the extra one million earned. Surprisingly enough the idea didn’t work. For the last 2 weeks or so, he’s been stuck at the same amount of money earned ($143,000) . Some advertises are even starting to remove their ads from Alex’s website out of disappointment.

www.rc.am
www.digitalkind.co.uk
www.JobsGroup.net
www.tnfd.co.uk
www.exclusive-calpe-villa.co.uk
www.missyrose.co.uk

In the last 7 days of pixelotto’s existence, three of them went without selling any pixels what so ever. In fact, if calculated properly it would take almost 5 years at the going rate to fill all one million pixels.  Just goes to show that cheap pixel advertising may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

Pixelotto

With all the publicity this first got on sites like TechCrunch, I’m honestly surprised it didn’t take off. Granted his idea was far from original. In, fact after his first site many ideas similar to his second started popping up all over.

All facts were gathered from PixelLottoReport, not pulled out of my ass.


4 Responses to “Alex Tew’s Pixelotto Is Almost A Complete Failure”

  1. Alex Filatov says:

    Hello Alex!
    Becides my Pixelotto Stats Report website I have a blog where many Pixelotto advertisers sharing their thoughts on this lottery and their investment.
    Here it is: Pixelotto Report Blog

  2. Alex Bailey says:

    [quote comment=”4449″]Hello Alex!
    Becides my Pixelotto Stats Report website I have a blog where many Pixelotto advertisers sharing their thoughts on this lottery and their investment.
    Here it is: Pixelotto Report Blog[/quote]

    Yea, I saw that on Digg I think. How are you gathering the data for your stats report website?

  3. Alex Filatov says:

    When Alex Tew had started his Pixelotto lottery on 4th of December I didn’t know it yet :)
    Only the 6th of December I’ve read it in one interesting russian marketing blog Marketing in a little town
    After it I’ve got a idea to create some website that show how ads sells there and provide daily statistics.
    But the big activity starts when there were noticed ads disapearing! And it was multiplied with anger of disapointed advertisers that have made such a hasty investment.
    How I get data for it? :) Like every pixelotto visitor – browsing website!

  4. Nick says:

    Its definitely not a complete failure…he made 143k in about a month which would make a lot of people very happy. 143k is still a lot of money for not doing a whole lot.

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