How to use Amazon images on your blog

In my post, I show you how to get Amazon product images for your affiliate website, step by step.

Can you use Amazon product images on your website? Yes, you can. You have to be an Amazon associates program member. Amazon associates have access to the Amazon SiteStripe. The SiteStripe allows you to get Amazon product images for your affiliate website.

To sign up for the Amazon associates program, go to

My guide shows you how to get a product image using the Amazon SiteStripe.

Let’s begin.

Step One – Sign In To Your Amazon Affiliate Account.

Amazon product images are available to Amazon affiliate members only. To start, sign in to your account.

Sign ion to your Amazon affiliate account

Once signed in, you get access to the Amazon Site Stripe. The Stripe is how you get product images from Amazon.

You can see the Site Stripe across the top of the screen every time you visit

Amazon Site Stripe

Step Two – Select A Single Product Image From Amazon.

Next, find a single product page on Amazon for an item you want to promote on your website. Only single product items have an option to get a product image.

For example, this is the Wyse cam.

Wyse cam

Step Three – Select The Image Link From The SiteStripe.

To get a product image, click on the ‘Image’ link in the Site Stripe.

Select Image from the Site Stripe

In the popup, there is an image preview, size selector, and highlighted HTML code. Select the size you require, then copy the highlighted code.

Step Four – Paste The Code Into Your Blog Post.

Once you have your code from the Amazon Site Stripe, return to your blog post.

To add the image, create a new HTML block.

Click on the create block icon on the right or top-left.

Create a block on WordPress

Search for ‘HTML.’

Search for HTML
Search for HTML

Select the ‘Custom HTML block.’

Select custom HTML to create a block

Now you have a block for the Amazon Site Stripe code.

HTML block

Paste the code you got from Amazon into this block.

Paste the code from Amazon

To preview your image, select ‘Preview’ from the toolbar.

Preview image

To change the alignment, click on the three dots on the right of the toolbar.

Select the three dots on the toolbar

From the list, select ‘Convert to blocks.’

Select convert to blocks

Once selected, you get an error message. Delete the error message first by using the remove block option.

Remove block

Once removed, you can change the alignment of your image and add an alternative text tag.

To change alignment, select this icon, and make your selection from the list.

Change alignment

To add an alternative text tag, add your text to the box on the right.

Add alt text to your image

Step Five – Publish Your Post.

Once you have finished your blog post, publish your content.

Select ‘Publish’, then ‘View post’ to see your Amazon product image on your blog.

View post

The image has your unique affiliate code embedded. If a visitor clicks on the image, they go to the product on Amazon. If they purchase the item, you get a commission.

Product image on my blog

How To Get Amazon Images For Your Affiliate Website Video Tutorial


You can use Amazon product images for your WordPress blog when you join the Amazon affiliate program. There is one image available for each product.

I don’t recommend downloading images directly from Amazon. All Amazon images are copyrighted. Using the Amazon Site Stripe is the best method.

I recommend adding the ‘Alt text’ to your images. Alternative text helps search engines like Google and Bing understand the purpose of your image.

If you would like to join the Amazon affiliate program, check out my ‘How to join the Amazon Affiliate program‘ post. I walk you through the signup process step by step.

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

Before you return to your blog, would you kindly spare one minute to leave a comment? Did you find my blog post helpful? Are you having problems displaying Amazon images on your posts? I appreciate all feedback.

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  1. 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?

    1. 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.

      1. 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

        1. 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.

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

          1. 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. Sorry, I can’t help you with this problem. Let me know how you get on. Kind regards, John.

    2. 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.

      1. 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.

  2. 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?

    1. Can you send me the url of the product you want to use?

          1. Thank you. I have solved the issue by taking photos of the product and used them instead of Amazon.

          2. Excellent. I’m really glad you found a solution. Good luck with your website.

  3. 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

    1. 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.

  4. 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

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

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  5. 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..

    1. 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.

  6. 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 ( and this Associates Central – Resource Center – Best Practices for Using Images in Your Content ( 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 ( .
    Can you please site the link? Thanks!

    1. 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

      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.

  7. 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.

    1. 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.

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

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

  9. 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.

    1. 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.

  10. There are very few people like you sir, no one give us this much info about blogging. I really appreciate your work sir.

  11. Thank you very much for you blog and videos. Very helpful, simple and to the point, opposite to many others. I´ve subscribed. My doubt is that you´ve mentioning only putting images in the blog post, but I am creating a page for recocommend products, so for know I am not loooking to insert them in my blog posts, but in page. I cannot find the option you´ve mentioned HTML to paste the html code that I´ve copied from amazon with my affiliate link and I can´t fnd info about this anywhere. I´m wondering if worldpress or amazon only allows to have images inside blog posts? I´d really appreciate your thoughts on this. Kind regards

    1. Hello, thank you for your comment. In WordPress, the function for adding a block is the same on a page or post. If you are creating content for your blog, you should create a post, not a page.

  12. Sir I have a question that if i am writing an article on 10 best face washes and i want product images so do i need to get registered with amazon affiliate program ? Or i can directly take the picture from official website of a specific product and give them credit like © Amazon India or © Beardo like this in caption area? Will i get safe from getting copyright and get approval of adsense?

    1. I recommend joining the Amazon affiliate program so that you can get images for your products without worry. I would also check out the manufacturer’s website, see if they have an affiliate program. If they do, put both links on your post.

    2. I don’t know anything about Google Adsense, except they offer pennies and the code slows down your site.

  13. Hi Sir,
    Great article, helped me a lot.
    The following answer of yours raises a doubt in my mind,
    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.

    So, are you suggesting to go ahead and put images from Amazon before applying to their affiliate program?

    1. Hi, thank you for your comment. In my comment, I recommend applying to the Amazon affiliate program first so that you can use product images from their site stripe. If you are concerned you don’t have much content on your blog, don’t worry because Amazon doesn’t audit your site until you have made three qualifying sales. If you are not an affiliate with Amazon, you can’t use their images.

  14. Thank you i use this method in my website. It’s really pretty cool. But i face page loading issue. Suppose my blog about fitness product review and i write a post about 10 best fitness product(for example) then i need 10 product image. Now if i embed image like this. It will hurt my page loading speed.😢😢Can i download product image directly and use my site? I am new blogger i have new affiliate account… Not fully verify i mean i don’t receive API Key…

    1. Hello, your page speed won’t be affected because you are not hosting the image. To understand why a page is slow to load, I recommend using Google page speed and Gtmetrix. Don’t download images directly, they are copyrighted.

  15. Hello,

    How can I use site stripe HTML code when creating a comparison table? I tried but there is no option adding an image as an HTML block. I am using the affiliatebooster plugin for creating a product comparison table. There is only 1 option which is uploading images from PC. I was downloading images from amazon but it’s risky.

    1. Hi, thank you for your comment. Have you considered using another plugin? I am sure there must be one that allows you to add HTML code.

  16. This was such a great and informative post. Thank you! I was able to keep on writing, thanks to you and I will bookmark this site for future need. Thanks again.

  17. can I use a product image from the comment section of amazon in the blog for affiliate marketing. there are a lot of people who click the photo of the product and put it in the review/comment section. what if i take images from those places and paste them into my blog post will I still be getting strick/ban?. Please please please please replyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

    1. Hello, Shakyadeep. I don’t recommend using someone else’s photograph. Use the Amazon SiteStripe or take your own product photos. If you don’t have the product, try reaching out to the manufacturer to request images to use on your website.

  18. hi sir
    such a new thing I learn today its very helpful for me I am new blogger & and I love to read your all blog
    you always provide as a great information .Thanks for sharing this information which is very useful and most of people just missed it, but you helped a lot. Subscribed your blog.

  19. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing this valuable article. It’s helps a lot to new bloggers and new affiliaters too. Nowadays, website are loaded with lots of ads and other stuff which makes hard to read, but your website has good user experience, a nice neat and clean site which makes users to read more and more.
    Hats off to you man

  20. HI! Thanks for this post, I am a new Amazon influencer and recently I’ve been looking at the founditonamazon section of their site in order to see what storefronts they promote and what others are doing. I see many of the most successful/popular storefronts use a graphic where they show multiple images. Like, “10 great Fall finds” or something similar, with product images of the various products. I don’t think I can use sitestripe to download these images for use in another graphic, can I? Do you know if I’d need to use the product API tool for that? Thanks for any help you can give me. I can’t seem to find an answer anywhere as to how these influencers are obtaining the photos for creating these graphics

  21. Hii thank you to help me with the article on how to use Amazon Product images on my affiliate website

  22. Your opinion may not be correct. I am also looking into this. Because the image of SiteStripe is not clear. Beautiful images will help increase the reader’s experience. I found a photo of this shared by someone else. Answers from amazon that can be downloaded and uploaded to your website. Just don’t edit it.
    I see many other sites are doing the same and they have no problem.
    Here is the image:

    1. Hello, thank you for your comment. I recommend you contact your Amazon affiliate program support directly to get confirmation about using images for your site.

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