Wondering why we used a photo of duck feet? Hopefully it generated some type of curiosity, and made you want to read more. If so, we picked a good stock image. If not, well, let’s talk about how stock images can improve conversion rates.
“Stock photos get a bad rap.” Actually, they were part of the joke when they were used to promote Vince Vaughn’s movie Unfinished Business. Twentieth Century Fox and iStock by Getty Images slipped Vaughn and cast mates into cheesy stock photos to boost the movie.
Their ironic take on stock photos is just further proof they aren’t the best option when it comes to your landing pages. Sure, they were funny in the movie promotion, but then again they were part of the joke.
When it comes to photos for your landing pages, there are options. You can look for a truly “authentic” stock photo – just say no to men in business suits and ladies with headsets. You could use your own photos, or you can use user generated photos – these are the ones your customers’ post. These can only be used with permission, though.
In this post, we’re going to talk about where to find stock images to optimize landing page conversions as well as why it’s so important.
Consumers Mostly Ignore Stock Photos
Did you know that your customers usually ignore stock photos? After all, many of the stock photos in use today are just different versions of the same person in a business suit or customer service representative.