Google seems to be inclined towards increasing support for Better Image Search Capabilities. For the purpose of providing better functionality and search results it has revamped its image search technology. Read more at newswire.net
Google's image search capabilities can be contributing factor for generating traffic. Google is about to launch a program to submit high-resolution images to search which websites will opt-in.
There is another feature which is soon to come that is the swipe up to navigate feature. This feature will enable users to search for images on their mobile device with the help of Google image search. After that they can swipe up which will display the AMP article which is the source of the picture.
AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Page wherein the time required for web pages to load is faster.