onepointone - 5:12 am on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
I see a lot more image results in the supposedly non-image 'web' search.
"Image results for ..."
Totally agree with the big sites getting control of image search. I've pretty much transitioned over to writing content for popular article and blog sites, since I can't get my own sites to rank for anything anymore.
So I noticed the product images I've put on my articles on these pages are showing up on the first page of the serps "Image results for ..." with a link back to my blog page. These are far from unique images, just things pulled from an affiliate database.