keyplyr - 8:05 am on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
Since Google & Bing certainly will not revert to the old image search schema, has anyone tried using the tools they both offer to remove your images from their index?
In GWT it's... Optimization > Remove URL
In BWT it's... Configure My Site > Block URLs
I found GWT removes the image within a couple hours, while Bing takes much longer.
Doesn't solve the traffic issue, but it does stop them caching & hotlinking your images so anybody can copy them.