Catia, you don't need to search for bandwidth info i will share my stats - I now have 25% of image search. 75% vanished.
Globally, I lost about 50% of visitors, bounce rate is +1%... and website is not image based but the images have a significant role in the presentation of what we write.
From graph you can see that traffic has increased 10 - 20% which is absurd, I lost 50% of visitors. I do not want Google, Bing and Yahoo suck traffic and in turn have nothing.
Very problematic situation... I need to resolve this that I could continue to operate normally.
People are becoming more visual, more often it is decided to search phrases with images, and more and more rarely through standard text search, there lies the biggest problem with the new way which search engines using for presenting out work in search. It is not impossible that they will take from our websites mata tags and content around the image and put the result. And absolutely no one will be willing to visit the original site, I'm 100% sure.
I think it is high time to set limits for their reckless and insolent monopolistic behavior. May request from us a quality product, that's fine, but they can not exploit us as slaves.