Leosghost - 12:01 am on Aug 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
I tried "things to do in Paris" ( which is only about 400kms east of me in France ) and I got a whole top line of images above the serps full screen left side to right side of the browser ( Opera ) and with "slideshow" type arrows to "click on" , so there were obviously still more images marked "tourist attractions, frequently mentioned on the web"..and a link marked "feedback"..
A click on one of the images takes me to a new search page with results for that image , and "knowledge graph" next to the first organic "result"..and the "tourist attractions, frequently mentioned on the web" images area is still there full "window", side to side at the top of the serps..with the same images in a different order..
A click on the "feedback" link generates a, "wrong ?" link under each image with an invitation to "Please report the problem" so that I can report it as "incorrect"..
But a click on any "wrong" , merely opens another serps page , specific to the image description, again with images across the top..and no means to "report" anything..
Does keep me on Google's own pages for a very long time though..
No image actually is credited in any way with the website it originates from, nor is it linked to an "originating website"..G just shows them, as if the images "belonged" to the plex..
However on the specific page of the "knowledge graph" which opens after a click on each image..the originating site is mentioned in the "knowledge graph section" text in very pale grey below a thumbnail of the image that was clicked upon on the previous page..
A click on this thumbnail opens the usual [google.com...] lightbox version of the image " full size" with the original page that it is taken from "greyed" out..which as usual I have to click to close the image ..to actually get to the page that Google took the image from..
So ..for a given search phrase "things to do in Paris" ..Google now shows me a serps page with many prominent images and ads , each image, is an "uncredited image", ( with no link to where they got it from ) , I have to click through to a related serp ( again with ads ), for that image, read the text below the thumbnail, to see where they got it, click through the thumbnail, to hit another Gimages page with "Images may be subject to copyright." ( but inspite of it being "copyright", G has so far used it three times, and I'm still not actually at the site they took it from )..and then click "close" on the full size image that G displays over the "greyed out page"..before I get to the page of the owner of the copyright to that image*..
So 4 clicks after typing the search query to get to the actual page !..( meanwhile I'm on G properties with ads all around ) and even then the page that G took the image from, has scraped the image , to make ultra thin content..monetised by ..can you guess ?
( in this case it was an American travel, monetised by affiliate deals and adsense, site using an image taken without permission from the official site of the Louvre Museum in Paris France..so stolen image, re-stolen, 3 successive times, by G ..irony..)
Now..anyone still wondering why their "actual arrived visitors to their website count" has fallen ?..
( I have all the successive screen-shots for the above search)