HuskyPup - 6:45 pm on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Does anyone feel that this could be a deliberate rotation of images by Google?
Maybe they have thought "Right, we know the sites that are really good at optimising pages with images etc, we'll leave a certain proportion of their images in the index however let's give some of the others an opportunity, after all, these sites are already #1 in the regular SERPs."
I know this doesn't seem to make sense since my Google previews are inconsistent and some sites have nothing indexed at all however the actual image results do seem to be rotating except when one of my images is there and it's firmly at #1.
It's just totally bizarre that after 10 years so many images were removed when I've done nothing EXCEPT clamp down on hotlinkers.