I did a study a while back that some of you may have remembered. I visited a 1,000 blogs to see what got me to read more. At a 200 a day pace your site had better do something special to get my attention, at least you would think. Well, when the study was done, I had found plenty of things I hated, but the one thing that always seemed to grab my attention was images. Images naturally draw your eyes attention, and if you want to see more of the same thing you just saw, the best place to start is where you already are. This lead me to one idea though, who wants to look at zits?
You saw it, you can’t un-see it. Here is an example of a site using images, images of politely put, acne. The site is LexLi Acne Kit. The site sells acne treatment and its supplies. Do images still work here? I mean, who really wants to look at zits? People looking for a cure or a product that cures acne, that’s who.
If your traffic is not targeted, or you are not selling acne products, I doubt anyone wants to look at that, at least not the before picture. Images do draw in visitors though, and if your traffic is targeted they can very easily turn that bounce into a few more pages views, even a sale. On this particular site the image links to even more before and after pictures. If you have acne bad, and are in need of a fix, I think you are not far from making a purchase at that point.
Types of Pictures
If you missed my post about my 1,000 blog analysis here it is: Forcing Eyes Into Content. Strangely, and by total coincidence, it was about skin products as well. Acne for me? No, usually just whiskers.