I am talking about the photo images of people that I buy on sites like istockphoto.com etc.
I use them all the time and use images in my website or headers etc and I know that is fine because that is what they are there for.
I know a lot of people create blogs and use fake names (just as I do because I don't want my name all over the place in different niches.), but many people go one step further and use photos of peoples faces from these sites and link it to that name.
for example, I create a name "Joe Blogs" for my fitness site, I then go and get a photo of a young, athletic looking guy from istockphoto and put his image next to the name "Joe Blogs" in the about me section etc so that it appears that this guy is Joe blogs.
I have mixed feelings about going this extra step and I just wanted to get any input and best practices from others.
I don't know if these people that allow you to use their images on your website intended for their face to be put next to a fake name. My theory is they just think you are going to use it in headers or else where on your site, but not with their face with another name beside it.
Any thoughts? I know this is what courses like Gsniper teach and others and I know I am probably losing sales because I don't have an appropriate face to go with the name because I do think it can make a big difference.
But it just makes me a bit uncomfortable.