tedster - 3:42 pm on Aug 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
I just added a custom 403 forbidden error page last night to my site and added blogspot as a forbidden domain. It's now becoming one of my top ranked entry pages!
LOL - blocking those hotlinkers en masse can be very helpful - especially if they notice the block and drop the hotlink. That gives Google more of a chance to sort out who is the owner of the image.
Looks to me like we're not going to see Google Images move off this change, at least not for a while. Does anyone who has been getting traffic and conversions via Image Search have any current observations on how the new layout is impacting business?