Last I heard, Tineye's database wasn't up to date, while Google's image search is better.Have a google for "tineye"
Do you know if was on "Explore"? When one of mine gets on Explore, it never dies. Some of them go really viral right away and then slow to a trickle. Some start as a trickle and stay that way. But just about any image that's ever gotten pulled into Explore still has views and favorites and the occasional comment trickling in. It could be that. I'm not sure how to check. Someone here had a web link that would check all of your images that had been on Explore and I used it once but I don't recall what it was...
Will noted that one of his images gets a few views per day. Sounds like those views are being recorded by Flickr, which does a decent job of tracking referrals. I was once able to track a photo of my foot in a cast to a forum where people wear casts to, ahem, get aroused. True story.Flickr stats are mostly useless for this purpose in my experience.
Last year I discovered that one of my photos had been stolen a couple of dozen times for use on websites, blogs, forum avatars, and funnily, to enter into a photo competition. I started tracking down the unlicensed copies with Tineye but then switched over to Google Image Search because I was getting many more hits. I've heard similar stories from others.What's the evidence for tineye's db Being out of date by the way? I mean, where did you hear it and is the source trustworthy?