See this cute kitten looking through eyeglasses? Do you think it’s a stock photograph?
Actually, it’s two, with some magic done to put them together. I found them both on the first page of results searching Google Images for “stock photography”, and you probably can do the same. Go ahead, run down the originals.
Yesterday, our buddy Matt Cutts devoted his latest SEO Video to the subject of Stock Photography. As SEO Lessons go it doesn’t say much; the question was whether the inclusion of Stock Photography in a web page would hurt your Search Engine Optimization, and Matt’s answer was basically “not yet”: