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[edited by: tedster at 1:24 am (utc) on Feb. 21, 2009]
So I only call this update 2 be cause there where a little more action and more new images was added at once.
Could be that Google image is finally getting updated quickly or even like google search, why I say this is be cause I made a test, changed the frontpage and aded 30 new pages with images on it, those images was added 2 weeks later to the index, I have never seen that before, but only images that where on frontpage (mostPR) was added, could be a new thing, have now added images to another site, but not to the front lets see what happens.
I can confirm that there are many new pictures in the index. But I do not think this is a "Update 2". In my eyes the complete process has changed. I think the "Google images Updates" are past by. Since two weeks I can see daily new pictures of my projects in the index.
The idea, that "frontpage" (homepage ?) pictures are indexed faster sounds interesting. In my cases I can confirm this theory.
Sites that has a issue with the hotlinking thing dont see any significant changes only when filter is off.
On the Feb 22nd the images would only show with filter=off, but by the Feb 25th large numbers of images had started to show with SafeSearch=default. The number of images showing with SafeSearch=default has continued to increased over time with more showing up as recently as yesterday.
Any thoughts on this?