deadsea - 10:53 am on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Even when Google actually tells us about some of the changes they are making, they word them so vaguely to be next to useless.
The image ranking one sounds like it could affects some folks here. I've heard people say "my images are hot linked all over the place and they rank great in image search". It sounds like that hot linking won't help you now. It may be time to reign in your bandwidth costs and prevent image hot linking if you had done it for image search.