triggerfinger - 4:11 pm on Jan 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
Just wanted to bump this a bit. I recently got crushed, losing nearly 100% of image search referrals.
I was pulling product images from across the web, and I was getting tons of image search traffic, even when I was hotlinking, I would outrank the original image. Apparently, that party is over.
I've switched over to a CDN and stopped hotlinking to other domains, but I've yet to see a bounce back.
Curious if anyone else got crushed on or around Nov. 16th.