How to use Amazon product images on your website
Amazon Affiliates,  Blog

Can you use Amazon product images on your website? Yes, you can

In my post, I show you step by step how you can use Amazon product images on your blog posts.

Here is a screenshot of a post from one of my websites. All the images are from Amazon. I have been audited by Amazon and accepted into their affiliate program.

Images from Amazon

Amazon allows you to use product images from their website on your blog as long as you use the ‘Site Stripe’. From this stripe, Amazon affiliates can get Amazon product images and links that have unique affiliate codes embedded.

Let’s get started

What is the Amazon Site Stripe?

The site stripe is a feature accessible to Amazon Affiliates. After you sign up for an Amazon affiliate account and are logged in, the site stripe appears along the top of your screen every time you visit a page on Amazon.

You can see the site stripe on the top of the page just above the search bar in the image below. On the left, you can see ‘Amazon Associates SiteStripe’ and on the right, you can see’ Earnings’ and ‘Help’

The Amazon site stripe

How to use the Site Stripe to get Amazon product images

To get an image from Amazon, first, select a single product page. As an example, I have chosen the Wyse cam.

Amazon single product image

To get an image for this cam, click on the ‘Image’ link in the site stripe. Then you get this popup.

Click on image in the site stripe

In this popup, there is an image preview, size selector, and highlighted HTML code. Before you copy the HTML code, choose the image size you need. In my example, I have selected medium. Once selected, copy the code.

How to put the image HTML code into your blog

Once you have your HTML code from Amazon, go to your blog post. Here is my example blog post.

Example post

To add the image HTML code, click on the plus symbol on the top-left of the screen.

Create a new block

The ‘block’ you need is ‘Custom HTML’. If you do not see this block in the popup, type ‘HTML’ in the ‘Search for a block’ box.

Like this.

Custom HTML clock on WordPress

Select the Custom HTML block. Now you have a block to add your code.

Custom HTML block

Paste the code you got from Amazon into this block. I pasted the HTML code I got from Amazon into the block on my example post.

Paste your HTML code into the block

At the top of this block is an option to preview the image, select preview to see your Amazon product image.

Preview your product image

To view how this image will look on your website, click on ‘Preview on the top-right of your WordPress editor page.

Preview your product image on your website

The image is also a link, my affiliate link is integrated into the HTML code of this image. Therefore, if someone clicks on the image, they will go to the product page on Amazon.


Advertisement

WebHostFace - Web Hosting Services

How to add ‘Alt text’ to your Amazon images

To ensure your images get indexed, it is important to give your images ‘Alt text’.

Once you have pasted the HTML code into the block. Click on the three dots that appear on the bar above the HTML block.

How to add alt text to your images

After you click on the dots you will get this popup.

Convert to blocks option in WordPress

From this, select ‘Convert to Blocks’. Once your block is converted, you get a box to enter your ‘Alt text’ on the right of your screen. Enter text here that is relevant to the image.

Like this.

How to add alt text to images from Amazon

Using the Site Stripe to get Amazon images video tutorial

Conclusion

Now you know how to get Amazon product images for your website. All images on the web are copyrighted, to avoid any violations and possible prosecutions, use the Amazon Site Stripe.

Don’t forget to add ‘Alt text’ to your images. This helps get your images indexed in Google.

Before you start looking for Amazon product images to put on your blog, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a comment letting me know what you thought of my blog. Did I help you with my post? Would you like me to go into more detail? I look forward to reading your feedback.

If you would like to join the Amazon affiliate program. Check out my post on ‘How to join Amazon Affiliates‘. I walk you through the signup process.

I also have a YouTube channel with tutorials on WordPress, SEO, and the Amazon affiliate program.

Frequently asked questions

How do I add affiliate links to my blog?

Use the Amazon site stripe to get your affiliate links. This stripe adds your unique affiliate ID to the link.

How long does an Amazon Affiliate link last?

The link has a limit of 24 hours. This means that if a visitor goes to Amazon from a link on your site you will get a commission on qualifying items placed into the shopper basket within 24 hours.

How do I link my website to Amazon?

The first thing you need to do is sign up for the Amazon Affiliate program. Once you join, you can use the Amazon site stripe to generate affiliate links for your website.

Where are the Amazon Affiliate links?

Once you have signed up to the Amazon Affiliate program, you have access to the site stripe, the affiliate links are generated from this stripe.

How do I become an Amazon Affiliate?

To become an Amazon Affiliate you need to sign up for their program. The signup page is at the Amazon Affiliate program.

What is the Amazon Affiliate commission?

To get the latest Amazon affiliate commission rates, go to Amazon’s fee rate page.

Sharing is caring!

35 Comments

  • Davis Perez

    I have done that, however when I check on SEO products, (such as SEOQuake) it appears that I don’t have the “alt text”. So how do you solve it?

    • newblogr

      Excellent point. I totally missed adding ‘alt text’. I will update my post today to include how to add this text. In case you can’t wait, here is how you do this. After you have pasted your HTML code into the box you need to click on the three dots on the bar above your code. The menu that appears will have a ‘convert to blocks’ option. You click on that and a ‘Alt Text (Alternative Text)’ box will appear on the right. Add your text in there. I will add screenshots to my post later to make it clearer. Thanks for letting me know.

      • Davis Perez

        Hi John, thank you very much for your previous response was really helpful. However there is one last detail, in the case of images within tables (I am using the TablePress plugin) how do you do? I tried to add the Alt-text manually but it failed, I analyze it with various tools and it continues to indicate that AltText is missing

        • newblogr

          Hello again, I have just had a look at this plugin, and you can add the alt text to the image before you place it in the table. When you are editing your table and you select ‘add image’, your media library will open. When you click on the image you want to use, on the right-hand side are the options for that image. One of the options is ‘Alt text’. Fill this in before you insert your image into the table. Give this a try and let me know how you get on.
          I read an article today that said that tables in posts are a great way to win the snippet on Google search results. So good luck with your new post.
          I look forward to hearing from you soon.

        • newblogr

          I just remembered you are using HTML code from Amazon for your images.I will have another look and get back to you soon.

          • newblogr

            Hi there, I don’t know how to add alt text to Amazon images in Tablepress. I suggest you contact the plugin author and ask them how to add the alt text. https://tablepress.org/support/. Sorry, I can’t help you with this problem. Let me know how you get on. Kind regards, John.

    • Hema

      Hi, nice post.I’m a new blogger. From where should we get images for my new Amazon affiliate website. I can’t apply for Amazon affiliate till I don’t post at least 10 articles. can I copy them directly from the Amazon website? Any copyright problem comes.

      • newblogr

        I wouldn’t recommend copying images from Amazon, they are copyrighted. You can apply to the affiliate program with 10 posts, they won’t audit your site until you make three qualified sales. You have 180 days to make the three sales, so plenty of time to publish more content for your website.

  • Oana

    I can’t see the image on my website. All I see is ‘?’ in blue. So, How can I solve this issue as I really need the product images?

  • Amit Kumar

    Can you please help me ? I have few questions. I am new to Amazon affiliate and i desperately want to know answers of these questions.

    But before asking my questions, i would like to thank you for creating such a wonderful post. It cleared my lots of doubts.

    Question 1. Amazon images contain my affiliate link, so, i want to know, are these links nofollow by default ? Will they get me a penalty from Google ?

    Question 2. When i list some amazon products then i post an amazon products image then i write few lines about it and then i add a button image like check price on Amazon. As Amazon images already contain a link and then again i am giving a link through button, will it affect my SEO and get me some penalty ? I just hate Google 😉

    Question 3: Can i cloak Amazon Affiliate Links ?

    Question 4: Amazon already provides a short link to its products. Should i use short affiliate link or full link as i want to cloak these links ?

    Question 5: Is using alt text will not be considered as code change ?

    Can you check my website once ? And please tell me is it fine to create such a website ? You can remove this text if you want and link too ! I just need you help

    • newblogr

      Hi, so many questions. You are right to be concerned about having too many affiliate links in your blog posts. Google is looking for quality content to display in its search results. Google will not rank content that has too many links. How many are too many? Only Google knows that.
      The best practice is to have a handful of links per post. Have lots of informative, helpful content, with a sprinkling of affiliate links.
      Never cloak your Amazon affiliate links, you will get banned if you do. It is in their terms and conditions. Use the links you get from the site stripe and don’t use redirects.
      You should have alt-text for your images. It helps Google understand why the image is there. Alt-text is just a description of what the picture is displaying.
      If you are new to blogging, I would recommend you concentrate on getting at least 30 to 50 pieces of content published.
      Build a website around a subject that you are interested in. If you try to build a site about something you don’t care about much, you will get bored and will stop writing exciting and helpful content.
      Good luck with your website.

  • kishan kakadiya

    Hello Sir,
    I have created a blog in which I write posts on various different mobiles,
    Sir, I have a question that if I use Amazon affiliate image on my blog, will my blog get AdSense approval?
    please give me answer

    • newblogr

      Hello, as far as I am aware you can have Amazon affiliate links on your website and still be approved by Google Adsence.

  • Prince sisodia

    Thanks for sharing these kind of information.. Its very helpful for me.
    But i have facing one problem with Affiliate images, when i open images on amazon they are good and clear image and then when i put that image on my site, when i zoom little bit that image the image gone blury . Plz tell me if you have solution of this..

    • newblogr

      Hello, do you mean you are altering the code you get from Amazon to make the images larger? As far as I am aware you can’t alter the images. The only thing you can do is select large before you copy the code. If you have the product, why don’t you take your own pictures?
      I sometimes look on YouTube to see if the manufacturer has a YouTube channel, if they do, you can embed their video into your website.

  • David Lindahl

    Where does it say in the operating agreement that you can’t add the product images to your site? I found this Operating Agreement: Associates Program Operating Agreement (https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/operating/agreement) and this Amazon.com Associates Central – Resource Center – Best Practices for Using Images in Your Content (https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/resource-center/best-practices-for-using-images-in-your-content?ac-ms-src=rc-home-card) and neither mention how downloading or adding outside of Site Stripe will get you banned. Their tools page also doesn’t say anything about how Site Stripe is the only way to add without violating TOS. Choose from a variety of tools that suit your website (https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/welcome/topic/tools) .
    Can you please site the link? Thanks!

    • newblogr

      Saving images to your server is a violation of copyright. Before you save an image, you have to find the owner and request permission. Amazon is crystal clear about the abuse of copyright. The source of the following text can be found at https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/resource-center/what-images-can-be-used

      Respect Copyright

      Each image that you find online is protected by the owners’ copyright, and you need agreement from the owner to use an image. Failure to observe this can have serious legal implications, and may result in warnings, fines and other legal action being issued for unauthorized use of images. Before you publish any image on your blog, it’s important to respect the copyright and to pay close attention to how the image may be used, if it can be used at all.

      Below is a list of common sources or options for finding image sources online:

      DIY Graphics: You can use graphical elements you’ve designed yourself, but as with photos, you should ensure any graphical elements you’ve used aren’t subject to copyright.
      Screenshots: Normal screenshots are permitted for the purposes of illustrating a walkthrough or other instructional material. However, no person or artistic works should be clearly visible – such as from another website or source.
      Stock Photos: If you do not have images of your own, then you can purchase stock images from professional photo agencies online. Pricing can vary depending on the type or amount you are seeking. These type of sources provide explicit details on what disclosures are needed if you use their images, so ensure you are adhering closely to them.
      Social Media or Photo Sharing Websites: Images you find on social media or photo sharing sites such as Flickr, Instagram or Pinterest are not should not be considered as fair game to use on your site. Find out precisely what kind of license the images were published under and stick to it, or reach out to the source to give the appropriate credit. Almost always, some type of disclosure will be required.
      Free Image Databases: There are several online databases with images that you are able to use freely, such as Creative Commons licensed imagery. These sources offer a cost effective solution for bloggers, but be sure to read through the terms and conditions of reuse for any imagery you find there and disclose appropriately.

  • Hema

    Hi.nice post. I am a new blogger. I am planning to start a new Amazon affiliate website. I can’t apply for the affiliate program as long as I do not publish at least 10 articles. Without an affiliate account from where should I get the Amazon product images. For my new website for these 10 new articles.please help. Can I copy them directly from the Amazon website? Please help.

    • newblogr

      I wouldn’t recommend copying images from Amazon, they are copyrighted. You can apply to the affiliate program with 10 posts, they won’t audit your site until you make three qualified sales. You have 180 days to make the three sales, so plenty of time to publish more content for your website.

  • Shanid

    Sir I have one question can I use amazon product images for my blog if I do like that can i get AdSense approval?

    • newblogr

      Hello Shanid, I don’t know anything about Google Adsense. Check out the terms of service or just apply and see what they say.

  • Zubby

    I’ve been having issue with my Amazon product link, cause if I paste the link on my website it appears as just plane codes of numbers, text, not as an image or referral link, but after watching your YouTube tutorial, I applied the link using HTML to insert the link, then I clicked on preview, and the image appeared. But Each time I publish the post the image disappears. Please what should I do.

    • newblogr

      Hello Zubby, I also had this issue. It was because I had an ad blocker in my browser, once I de-activated it, the image appeared. Send me a link to your published post and I will let you know if I see the image.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.