MrSavage - 3:00 am on Oct 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
Can any verify this with their site? For me, if I search my domain name in image search, what I see are some of the very same images from my site, yet they aren't the images from my site. As if to say, those images on my site actually belonged on those sites all along and therefore they are the rightful owner and not myself. It's quite odd. I would suggest in some instances, it has been done correctly by the Google Image search. They have essentially designated a "rightful" originator as best they can do with images that once resided on my site. I'm sure it will be fine tuned to established who had which image up at which time which ultimately points to the originator slash owner of the image. Again, it's very odd when looking at your own site I'm finding. In a sense it's like having a piece of land for years, having essentially ownership, and then being forced off the land. Whatever the case, it seems very complex to me now. I'm speaking to one or two of my sites, not all. If you've lost traffic, have a look at your domain in image search. You see what you thought were your images, but they have attempted to be accredited to a different/rightful site? Just curious. If so it would have me rethinking images all together and how much time to spend on them and even if saving time creating them won't cause any real negatives.