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For instance - I could put up a page with a graphic of an elephant on it. Someone else decides they like it and remote links to it on their web page. Googlebot spots their page first, and associates the image with their page in the index. Then when Joe User does an image search for elephant and clicks on that image, they get taken to the remote linker's site instead of mine.
Is this possible? Has it ever happened?