Msg#: 28694 posted 8:47 pm on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)
A bit of a shock, did a query for boracay [google.co.uk] (a small tropical island in the Philipines) and on top of the results, normally where the news links are, there were three images, as a preview of Google image search.
Msg#: 28694 posted 10:55 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)
I think that these pictures are initially attractive to the searcher -- they click on them -- and then they back out.
At least that's my experience. When folks reach my page through regular SERPS they tend to stick around. Those users searching for a general term for which an image from my site appears, but which would not have brought up my listing in the regular SERPs, tend to back out right away.
I don't think my ad impressions are paid when they show up in the G cache, so these hits on my pages are a waist of bandwidth for me.