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Q. What is Art Pixel Ads ?
A. Art Pixel Ads is an ArtQuest project where you can buy advertising on the main homepage at artpixelads.com. ArtQuest has literally thousands of members and many have requested advertising on the main page of ArtQuest, so developing the Art Pixel Ad project was the perfect solution !

The Art Pixel Ad main page is displaying Picasso's "Boy With Pipe", which is known to be the highest priced painting sold at auction. The painting grid measures 1050 pixels high x 850 pixels in width for a total of 892,500 pixels available for advertisements. All the pixel spaces on the Art Pixel Ads main page grid are for sale except for a small portion on the face of the boy and the pipe. Reserving the face and pipe will ultimately save the face of the painting (no pun intended:) when ads start to fill in all the blocks so the painting remains recognizable.


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Q. Why advertise on Art Pixel Ads?
A. It's a great way to inexpensively advertise your art or product with a direct link to your site plus be a part of a "Visual Artistic Project". When all the pixels have been purchased, we're hoping for an artistic vision to unfold in and of itself!

And when you buy a pixel ad, your ad will appear for atleast 5 years !

Once the painting starts to fill up with pixel ads, we will also start to climb in web rankings which means more traffic for you!

Additionally, ArtQuest, our main site, which receives between 3000-5000+ unique visitors a day has prominently posted a link to artpixelads.com on the main page and throughout the site. If you're interested in page rank, ArtQuest ranks a 6 and will definitely drive traffic to Art Pixel Ads!


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Q. How long will you keep this site running and will my pixels be shown for that period of time?
A. For atleast 5 years ! Until May 1, 2011 or later! If this art project becomes an artistic work of art with all the pixel ads surrounding the painting, we may just extend the site beyond that date for sheer artistic pleasure. You're buying an advertisement that will stay on ArtPixelAds.com for atleast 5 years. With only a one time purchase, your advertisement will always be visible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for atleast 5 years with no rotation or impression ratio!


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Q. What can I advertise?
A. You can advertise anything as long as your ad and website are not offensive. Basically, we do not allow web sites containing pornography, racist information or illegal content. We ask that you please do not submit obscene, offensive or adult images as these ads will simply not be approved. This site is about creating a vision of art in advertising. If you submit an image or link that is rejected for obscene, offensive or adult reasons, you will lose your pixels and will not be refunded.


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Q. What the heck is a pixel ?
A. A pixel is short for "Picture Element" and it's the smallest possible unit of a digital image. It's basically the smallest little dot on your computer screen and it's as tiny as the period at the end of this sentence. On the homepage of Art Pixel Ads, each square on the grid is 10 pixels x 10 pixels for a total of 100 pixels. Anything smaller and you'd need a magnifying glass to see it :) Try clicking on this period which is about the size of 1 pixel . It's pretty tough to click on it and it will just disappear on any grid. Therefore, the minimum pixel block that can be purchased is a 10 x 10 pixel block for a total of 100 pixels. These miniature ads are then placed on the Art Pixel Ads homepage and are linked to the web sites of the various advertisers.

Here are some pixel block examples and image samples to give you some idea of what you can do with blocks of pixels:
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1 block
100 Pixels

2 blocks
200 Pixels
3 blocks
300 Pixels
4 blocks
400 Pixels
6 blocks
600 Pixels
8 blocks
800 Pixels
16 blocks
1600 Pixels


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Q. How much does it cost ?
A. An Ad consists of a graphic image which then links to your site. The smallest Pixel Ad we offer is 10 pixels in height and 10 pixels in width, that totals 100 pixels which is currently $25 (USD), for a single block on the grid. You can buy as many blocks as you wish. The price will most likely increase after the first 100,000 pixels are sold. Keep in mind this is a one time charge and the site will appear for atleast 5 years !

So, how much is one little square block on the grid? $25.00

You can do the math ! Consider a 10x10 block at only $25 -- Your ad will stay on Art Pixel Ads for 365 days for 5 years. That's 1825 days. $25 divided into 1825 days equals only $0.01 a day! Yes, 1 cent a day for a 1 block pixel ad for 5 years! Now that's incredibly reasonable advertising!


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Q. Is there a minimum Pixel Ad size ?
A. Yes. The minimum is 10 X 10 = 100 pixels which is one square on the grid. You can also buy as many pixel blocks as you want over the minimum. Keep in mind you also get to choose exactly where you want to position your pixels, so be sure to get in there first to get the best placement.


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Q. Is there a minimum Pixel Ad price ?
A. Yes, the minimum is $25. The smallest Pixel Ad you can buy is a 10 X 10 block = 100 pixels.


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Q. How do I put up a Pixel Ad ?
A. Click on the "Buy Pixels" Link that appears at the top of the page. Setting up a customer account is easy and from there you just follow the directions that appear on the screen. You also get to choose the area of the grid where the Ad is placed. We do have to approve your Pixel Ad before it appears in order to stop illegitimate ads from being submitted. Approval takes about 24 hours but during the day, it may only take a few minutes.


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Q. How do I pay ?
A. We accept checks, money orders and payment made through PayPal which is secure and widely used. Your ad will appear quickly by paying via PayPal. If you're paying by check, your pixel ad will be reserved as your check must first clear before your Pixel Ad is posted.

Another form of payment that we accept is credit card using the secure server at ArtQuest. You must sign up as a member of ArtQuest to use the secure server for a credit card payment. So, you would place your pixel ad and then during checkout, choose the Check Method of Payment. Then proceed to the ArtQuest site and sign in and click the buttons: More Features/ Payment Options/ Make Any Payment. Then fill out the credit card form and in the payment description just let us know you submitted an ad at artpixelads.com and well send you a receipt. If you have any questions about how to pay using the ArtQuest secure server, please contact ArtQuest.


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Q. How do I get started?
A. It's simple. First, create a new account here. After you signup, each screen will take you through a step-by-step process to get your pixel ad online.


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Q. Are there any recommendations before I place my ad?
A. We recommend preparing your image to fit the selected pixels you're going to buy so it's ready during the process. However, you can always come back to post your image later. We will not accept animated images.


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Q. How to I upload my Image?
A. 1. If you didn't upload your image during the submission process, simply visit any time and click "Buy Pixels" and sign in to your account. Then click “Manage My Pixels”.

2. Click on the top left of your reserved pixels group then select the image from your computer by following the on screen directions.

3. Type your URL beginning with http://www.yourdomainnamehere.com

4. Type a short text announcement between 50-100 characters.

5. Click the Upload button and then wait for approval. It takes approximately 24 hours before your ad will appear and we will send you an email upon approval when your image goes live.


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Q. What file formats do you support?
A. GIF, JPG and PNG. We do not accept animated images of any kind.


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Q. Is there a specific kb size requirement for images ?
A. Think small. We do expect images to be relatively sized in kb with the block size you have purchased.


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Q. Can I change my image or link whenever I wish ?
A. Yes, you can change your information anytime. Simply login and edit your information. But do keep in mind that everytime you change your image or link information, the information you submit will go through the approval process which takes an average of 24 hours. The approval process is important as each ad is viewed in order to stop illegitimate ads from being submitted.


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Q. Will you correct any mistakes I make after my pixel image is placed on your website ?
A. If we find the ad is not showing correctly, at our discretion, we will attempt to correct any details. If the image is not appearing, we will email you to request that you email it to us so we can post it for you. But the uploading process is quite easy and our pages do walk you through each step along the way.


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Q. What happens if my link becomes dead or inactive?
A. If a site remains inactive or receives a "dead page" error upon clicking for more than 30 days, we reserve the right to remove a link which is not a cause for refund or notification. If you're moving your site and expect more than 30 days downtime, by all means let us know so that your pixel ad is not removed.


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Q. If I bought my pixels from you will I own any part of your website?
A. No. A purchase of pixels from artpixelads.com is only a purchase of the space on our homepage. You will not own any part of the website itself. Our responsibility is limited to solely displaying your image with your link, on our website. You are basically being granted the right to submit an image and link which will then be published on the homepage in the respective space you have paid for during the submission process. Look at it like a billboard you see on any major highway -- it is your advertisement being displayed but you don't own the billboard. :)


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Q. Can I sell my pixels to someone else?
A. Yes. Whether you've purchased 100 or 100,000 pixels, a flat $100 administrator fee is due to us by the new owners before the changes go live. This will cover all the changes the administrator must make to get the new owner up and running smoothly. The new owners must also agree to the same terms and conditions and when you do sell your pixels to someone else it is not a cause for a refund.


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Q. I've placed my Pixel Ad. Now where are my Pixels?
A. It usually takes 24 hours for the approval process. Of course, if it's during normal business hours, it may take only minutes. If 24 hours has past since you placed an order for a Pixel Ad with a successful PayPal or credit card payment but you cannot see your image on the main page, please contact us at: info@artpixelads.com -- You might also try clearing your cache or reloading the main page as your browser may have cached an old image.


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Q. How do I purchase additional Pixel Ads?
A. There is no need to create a new account. Simple click Buy Pixels from the menu and login with your current username and password. After you have logged in, click "Order Pixels" from the top. From there, our website will guide you through the step-by-step process.


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Q. I have a question that was not answered on your FAQ so how do I get it answered ?
A. It's easy ! Simply click this email address link and send an email asking your question.


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