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.
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?
- How to use the Site Stripe to get Amazon product images
- How to put the Amazon product HTML code into your blog
- Adding ‘Alt text’ to your Amazon product images for SEO
- Using the Site Stripe to get Amazon images video tutorial
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’
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.
To get an image for this cam, click on the ‘Image’ link in the site stripe. Then you get this popup.
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.
To add the image HTML code, click on the plus symbol on the top-left of the screen.
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.
Select the Custom HTML block. Now you have a block to add your code.
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.
At the top of this block is an option to preview the image, select preview to see your Amazon product image.
To view how this image will look on your website, click on ‘Preview on the top-right of your WordPress editor page.
The image is also a link, my affiliate link is integrated
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.
After you click on the dots you will get this popup.
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.
Using the Site Stripe to get Amazon images video tutorial
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.