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Actually this doesn't work.  The link above shows the static.wixstatic address..Google merchant only accepts images which contain your own domain name.  So what next?  I am struggling with this too.  My six product images (my own images uploaded) have an address which does not contain my domain!

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Hello Tiny, that is incorrect. Google accepts images from any domain.

You might be confused with the url link which is different. The page link needs to match that of the verified domain in Google Merchant.

 

If your talking about the images and you are using a spreadsheet, simply copy the image URL (not the image) into the spreadsheet.

 

Let us know if you are still stuck and provide your data that you are trying to submit so we can assist and correct the issue.

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The link that I am referring to is the image link asked for in the Google spreadsheet (as a method of transferring data to Google shopping. When retrieving image from URL The link that I am referring to is the image link asked for in the Google spreadsheet as a method of transferring data to Google shopping). When retrieving image URL's  from Wix website,  I have discovered that Wickes names them  with out your domain. For example instead of www.tiny–land.co.uk/image1.JPG  it gives a static.Wixstatic  Address. I have tried this on a number of times and it is the same for every image regardless of whether it is a product page image or a standard page image. Do you have a solution to this?

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As mentioned in a previous reply, images added to the data feed can be from any domain. The image url you submit must be the link of the image, not to a html page or any other. To allow us to help you in a more effective way, please provide us real world examples.

 

Product landing page

Product image you places in the data feed

Data feed example, including headers

 

Alternatively if you can not show us these details than please contact Google Adwords by logging in Adwords or Merchant center and go to the top right corner.

 

Hope it helps.

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I will send you a screenshot tonight then because the validation tool within the Google spreadsheet says that the image URL is invalid as it must contain my own domain



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Well than the validation tool has a bug, as that is inaccurate. Please contact Google to report the issue.

 

You can submit an image link from any domain.

 

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That is a relief to hear and I will report the issue many thanks. Do you have a link for reporting such issues please?



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Hi Tiny L, did you ended up finding a solution? 

I am struggling with the same thing and I am not sure he understood you. 

Cheers, 

Rita 

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this seems to be a rather old thread.

 

(a) the optional validate-sheet add-on within google-sheets
should never be used for final validation of any feed data.

only full-processing, directly within the merchant-center account,
should be used for final and appropriate validation, of sheet-data,
or any feed file data, submitted for shopping-ads.

for example, by selecting fetch-now, under the three-button drop-down menu,
within the feed processing-tab, by clicking on the registered primary-feed,
(google-sheet) name, under the products-feed-tab in the merchant-center:
https://merchants.google.com/mc/products/sources

(b) image_link and additional_image_link url values must land on
a supported image file -- ending in a supported file format name,
e.g. .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .tif, or .tiff -- typically .png or .jpg

google must be able to crawl all images submitted;
as was indicated, domain details need not match.

files with restricted access that google cannot crawl, or any url link that
lands on a gallery-page, image-carousel, image-slider, thumbnail-images,

light-boxes, web-pages, or similar, cannot be used as an image_link value.

for wix, be certain to either use the raw (jpg/png) image
file without, the added fills or similar fill/modification url

links; the best choice is likely a direct link to the the raw file --

for example:

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/6c2391_fdbea52a37244e3c9731cb2a7cf3aafb~mv2_d_3096_4394_s_4_2.jpg


or, possibly, url-escape the fill/modification part of a wix image link:
e.g.

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/6c2391_fdbea52a37244e3c9731cb2a7cf3aafb~mv2_d_3096_4394_s_4_2.jpg%2Fv1%2Ffill%2Fw_352%2Ch_500%2Cq_85%2Cusm_0.66_1.00_0.01%2F6c2391_fdbea52a37244e3c9731cb2a7cf3aafb~mv2_d_3096_4394_s_4_2.jpg


otherwise, the best likely course would be to
contact wix-support directly for guidance --
https://support.wix.com/en/article/contacting-wix-support
https://support.wix.com/en/article/contacting-wix-by-phone-3491545

otherwise, google may be contacted directly.