How To Use Amazon Product Images On Your Affiliate Website

Can I Use Amazon Product Images On My Affiliate Website?

Can I use Amazon product images on my affiliate website? Yes, you can. But you must use Amazon’s SiteStripe to get product images.

In my article, I show you how to use Amazon’s SiteStripe to get Amazon product images for your affiliate website.

You have to be an Amazon Associates Program member and use Amazon’s SiteStripe to get Amazon product images for your website.

If you are not a member of the Amazon Affiliate program, you can create a free account.

Let’s begin.

Use Amazon Product Images On Your Affiliate Website

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 in to your Amazon affiliate account

Once signed in, you can use Amazon’s SiteStripe.

You see Amazon’s SiteStripe at the top when visiting Amazon.com.

Amazon Site Stripe

Step Two – Select A Product

Find a product on Amazon you want to promote.

Here is the Wyze cam. I get product access to one image for this cam.

Wyse cam

Step Three – Select The Image Link On The SiteStripe

Click Image on the SiteStripe.

There is an image preview, a size selector, and highlighted HTML code.

Select the size you require, and copy the highlighted code.

Select Image from the Site Stripe

Step Four – Paste The Code Into Your Blog Post

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

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

Create a block on WordPress

Search HTML.

Search for HTML

Select Custom HTML.

Select custom HTML to create a block

Paste the code from Amazon into this block.

Paste the code from Amazon

To preview the image, select Preview from the toolbar.

Preview image

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

Select the three dots on the toolbar

From the list, select Convert to blocks.

Select convert to blocks

Select the alignment icon, and make your selection from the list.

Change alignment

Add text to the alt text box on the right.

Alternative text is essential to get your image indexed in Google. I recommend adding this text for each image.

Add alt text to your image

Step Five – Publish Your Post

Publish your blog post.

Select Publish, then View Post to see your Amazon product image on your website.

View post

The image link has your unique affiliate code.

When visitors click on the image, they go to Amazon.com.

When they purchase the item, you get a commission.

Product image on my blog

How To Get Amazon Images For Your Affiliate Website Video Tutorial

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Amazon Product Images Copyrighted?

Amazon product images are likely copyrighted by Amazon or the manufacturer.

As a general rule, images are protected by copyright when created.

Amazon and other companies typically own the copyright to the images they use to promote their products, and using these images without permission can infringe on their copyright.

If you want to use images of Amazon products on your website or another platform, it is essential to get permission from Amazon or the relevant manufacturer before doing so.

Using images without permission can result in legal action against you.

Can You Use Other People’s Amazon Photos?

You shouldn’t use other people’s Amazon photos without their permission.

Images are protected by copyright when created.

Using these images without permission can infringe on the copyright of the person who created the image, whether that is Amazon or another party.

It is essential to respect the rights of others and obtain permission before using their images on your website or another online platform.

Using images without permission can result in legal action against you.

Can You Get Sued For Using Copyrighted Images?

Yes, you can get sued for using copyrighted images without permission. Copyright is a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship, such as images, music, and writing.

When someone creates a work protected by copyright, they have the exclusive right to use and authorize others to use it.

If you use a copyrighted work without permission, you are infringing on the copyright owner’s rights, and they can take legal action against you.

Infringing on the copyright owner’s rights can result in you being sued and facing potential penalties, such as having to pay damages or legal fees.

It is essential to respect the rights of others and obtain permission before using copyrighted materials.

Can I Use Copyrighted Images If I Give Credit?

You cannot use copyrighted images without permission, even if you give credit to the copyright owner.

While giving credit to the copyright owner can be good to show that you respect their rights and are not trying to pass off their work as your own, it does not automatically give you the right to use their work.

The copyright owner has the exclusive right to use their work and authorize others to use it, and you must obtain their permission before using their work.

If you use a copyrighted work without permission, you are infringing on the copyright owner’s rights, and they can take legal action against you, regardless of whether you give credit or not.

It is essential to obtain permission before using copyrighted materials.

Conclusion

You can use Amazon product images on your WordPress website as an Amazon affiliate program member.

There is one image available per product.

I don’t recommend downloading images directly from Amazon. All Amazon images are copyrighted.

After joining the Amazon affiliate program, you must set up a preferred payment method. Visit my How To Withdraw Money From Your Amazon Associates Account to learn more.

As an Amazon affiliate, you must declare your association with Amazon. Visit my Amazon Affiliate Disclosure Example article to learn more.

Are your affiliate links not working? Visit my Why Is My Amazon Affiliate Link Not Working? article to learn more.

I hope you found my article informative. If you have any questions, please leave them below.


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74 responses to “Can I Use Amazon Product Images On My Affiliate Website?”

  1. Davis Perez avatar
    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?

    1. newblogr avatar
      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.

      1. Davis Perez avatar
        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

        1. newblogr avatar

          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. newblogr avatar

          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. newblogr avatar

            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.

        3. Sammy Mwangi avatar

          Hi Perez,

          Did you got the solution for fixing Alt-text to Amazon Images in Tablepress.

          Regards

          Sam

          1. newblogr avatar

            Hello Sammy. Thank you for your comment. After you paste the code from Amazon into the box, look for alt=”. Enter the alt text after the speech mark. I think this is what you need. Try it and let me know.

          2. Sammy Mwangi avatar

            Hi,

            I entered the Alt text after the speech Mark, but i got a double image

          3. newblogr avatar

            Hello Sammy. Try this. Paste the code from Amazon into the custom HTML box. On the image toolbar, select Convert to blocks. After a few seconds, a second image appears, delete that. Go back to the first image and select Edit as HTML from the toolbar. Add your Alt text between the “”. I just tried this and it worked. Let me know how you get on.

          4. Sammy Mwangi avatar

            Hi,

            Thank you, it has worked for Me.

          5. newblogr avatar

            Excellent. Thank you for letting me know.

    2. Hema avatar
      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.

      1. newblogr avatar

        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. Oana avatar

    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. newblogr avatar
      newblogr

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

        1. newblogr avatar
          newblogr

          Hi Oana, I have just tested the image link and the text+image link on a test post. You can see it here (http://example.newblogr.com/2019/05/26/test-page/). They both work fine for me. Are you having issues with any other image affiliate links on your blog?

          1. Oana avatar

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

          2. newblogr avatar
            newblogr

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

  3. Amit Kumar avatar

    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. newblogr avatar
      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.

  4. kishan kakadiya avatar

    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. newblogr avatar
      newblogr

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

  5. kishan kakadiya avatar

    Sir, are you sure? If I use the Amazon affiliate image in my blog, will my blog get AdSense approval?

    1. newblogr avatar
      newblogr

      Hello, this is a link to Google Adsence, they allow links. https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/9728?hl=en

    2. Hema avatar
      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.

      1. newblogr avatar

        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.

    1. newblogr avatar
      newblogr

      You are very welcome.

  6. Prince sisodia avatar

    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. newblogr avatar

      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.

  7. David Lindahl avatar
    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!

    1. newblogr avatar

      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.

  8. Hema avatar
    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.

    1. newblogr avatar

      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.

  9. Shanid avatar

    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. newblogr avatar

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

  10. Zubby avatar
    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.

    1. newblogr avatar

      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.

  11. sunny anand avatar
    sunny anand

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

    1. newblogr avatar

      Thank you, I appreciate your comment.

  12. Isabel avatar
    Isabel

    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. newblogr avatar

      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.

  13. Ashish avatar
    Ashish

    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. newblogr avatar

      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. newblogr avatar

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

  14. Faiz avatar
    Faiz

    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. newblogr avatar

      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.

  15. Sanjoy Mondal avatar
    Sanjoy Mondal

    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. newblogr avatar

      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.

  16. Sanjoy Mondal avatar
    Sanjoy Mondal

    Thank you very much, sir 😊😊😊

    1. newblogr avatar

      You are very welcome.

  17. Sanaullah Farooq avatar
    Sanaullah Farooq

    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. newblogr avatar

      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.

  18. Cheri avatar
    Cheri

    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.

    1. newblogr avatar

      You are welcome. Thank you taking the time to leave your comment.

  19. Shakyadeep Bose avatar
    Shakyadeep Bose

    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. newblogr avatar

      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.

  20. collab therapy avatar

    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.

    1. newblogr avatar

      Hello, thank you for your kind comment.

  21. Abhinav avatar

    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

    1. newblogr avatar

      Hello Abhinav, thank you for your kind comment.

  22. Marcia avatar

    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

    1. newblogr avatar

      Hello Marcia. Thank you for your comment. I don’t know anything about the Amazon Influencer Program, I’m afraid. Here is a YouTube video link of how to set up a storefront. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXZLE2fyi18. Hope this helps.

  23. A Paul avatar

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

    1. newblogr avatar

      Hello A Paul, thank you for your kind comment. I’m glad you found my post helpful.

  24. Tech-pro Tips avatar

    Thank you for sharing this amazing content.

    1. newblogr avatar

      Thank you for your kind comment.

  25. ProjectorGuided avatar

    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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Z8z-xVob4KZ4pLw-Xl1_0iwb_XcxoUl/view

    1. newblogr avatar

      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.

  26. Tech-pro avatar

    Thank you for sharing this amazing information with us.. This Article Gives Lot of knowledge

    1. newblogr avatar

      Hello, Tech-Pro. Thank you for your kind comment.

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