A status update on where a massive link building campaign has brought us!
We're now rocking in image search results and saw absolute unique visitors (only pages counted) almost reach a low pre-panda level. Not what I was hoping for thusfar, as image results are so easy to game and almost useless. But this could see the return of normal SERP rankings for me though I'm not holding my breath... some medium-competitive have returned to end of page1-page2 in normal results.
The image results are mostly for keywords we used to rank for in normal SERPs.
I believe these increases are thanks to the first few high quality links I've acquired around 8 months ago along with general changes introduced by Google. It seems to take much longer now to get a boost from incoming links with Google. Bing seems to take less time, but I don't have enough data to really say for sure.