Further to my post on the Faithful Pixel I have received the following mailing list e-mail which is attempting to answer some of my criticisms. The money is (partly?) going to charity and there is admission that some of the organisations haven’t paid for their adverts. In the meantime the organiser is off to America to promote what has now changed to “The International Christian Pixel Exhibition”.
But is it a valuable resource or a scam? I’ll leave you to decide. The e-mail sent to me is below the fold.
Here we grow, here we grow, here we grow. If your in Europe this weekend, that’s the tune, the football weekend is on, and I’m off to America!! With the site launched, and adverts steadily coming in, I’m off in part to see what can be done PR wise in the good old US of A, to develop the concept and get people on board.
We’re still averaging 7,500 hits per day, and we’re still seeing people get healthy click through’s for their advert, this testimony also came in this week from one of our first advertisers. An Open Door.
Then there out first testimony :-
Thank you so much for your new website – the faithful pixel. We take in street children and abandoned babies in Uganda, and occasionally we have sponsorship signups from our website but in the last week we have had two – the only thing different is the advert on your site. You’re helping our children – Lets hope this trend continues!
Every blessing to you
An Open Door
And here is how the adverts on the site are developing [I haven't posted the images - Dave]
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon t o work out that this is good value for money. An Open Door has basically gotten back the value of the advert cost in the first two weeks of advertising and there is for them ONE YEAR AND FIFTY WEEKS TO GO.
So a reminder of the concept.
STEP 1 – Site Launched on the 24th May 2006 to accompolish 2 things – to raise some much needed money primarily for the development of the work of Prayer TV (www.prayer.tv) as well as build some churches in India and help some street kids in Uganda (Through Ignite and An Open Door) and secondly to create a space where Christian Ministry is displayed in all it’s unified glory. The diversity of Christianity is awesome and people like investigating new things.
STEP 2 – We gave a few adverts away to some of our friends in minis try to get the concept going and then emailed our mailing lists (who had all subscribed to something we have previously done) to let them know about the launch of the site and it’s continued progress.
STEP 3 – Their interest creates traffic.
STEP 4 – Some of the Traffic creates new advertisers, who let some of their own mailing list know about the website.
STEP 5 – a little bit of extra PR work (which is to come) and then keep going around step 3, 4 and 5 until the site is full and people find it so valuable they make it their homepage and use it like an internet visual yellow pages.
So what do you do ? – well if you wait a couple of months, chances are the best slots will have gone and the only space left will be right at the bottom of th e page, so -
GET YOUR PIXEL AD TODAY. Just visit the website, click on GET PIXELS, work through the detail, making sure you a have some artwork ready in .JPG format, pay the money when the system asks for it, and we’ll activate your advert within 48 hours, and then your away.
Couldn’t be easier. Oh and by the way we are a fraction of the cost of a commercial site for this type of advertising.
Any queries email me.
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