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I'm trying to get links for my pictures on my google shop but I keep getting an error.  I even tried using Google photos and even that won't load on my feed.

 

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Please mention what the error says as this will help resolve your issue.

What data feed method are you using, ie: csv, spreadsheet, xml

Please provide a sample link of the images you have tried.

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Hi Christian,

 

Here are the requirements (at a glance) for the image link in Merchant Centre, hope it helps.

 

  • For the image URL:
    • Link to the main image of your product
    • Start with http or https
    • Use an encoded URL that complies with RFC 2396 or RFC 1738. For example, a comma would be represented as "%2C"
    • Make sure the URL can be crawled by Google (robots.txt configuration allowing Googlebot and Googlebot-image) 
  • For the image:
    • Accurately display the product you're selling
    • Use an accepted format: non-animated GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg/.jpeg), PNG (.png), BMP (.bmp), and TIFF (.tif/.tiff) 
    • For non-apparel products, use an image of at least 100 x 100 pixels
    • For apparel products, use a image of at least 250 x 250 pixels
    • Don't submit an image larger than 64 megapixels or a file larger than 16MB
    • Don't scale up an image or submit a thumbnail
    • Don't include promotional text, watermarks, or borders
    • Don't submit a placeholder or a generic image Exceptions:
    • In Hardware (632) or Vehicles & Parts (888) categories, illustrations are accepted
    • In any paint category, single color images are allowed
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Please mention what the error says as this will help resolve your issue.

What data feed method are you using, ie: csv, spreadsheet, xml

Please provide a sample link of the images you have tried.

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Hi

 

https://goo.gl/photos/r4zpnidcPRtMpkWk8

 

Its google photos.

 

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Invalid URL in attribute: image link2 errors.
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Item Errors
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Invalid URL in attribute: image link2 errors.
We couldn't understand the URL you submitted. Please check the format of your URL. Learn more
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What other site I can post pcitures too?

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The link sample is a page, not an image. So this will not work.

If you know how to get the real image link ie: click on the image than view source and copy the url than you can do that. However I have never seen a merchant use Google Photos for Google Shopping, not really a great method. However as an example the below url is the correct image link.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FNvtY36nwqECTAaJCWTh9ke2F9bI2aD232f_eVSLbIvpoydJQPRVIII0oRx3lkC-Dv...

 

 

Why don't you host it on your eCommerce website?

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You mean host the pictures?  I use Wix for the commerce and it doesn't let me choose a picture source.

 

http://www.cloudnola.me/product-page/677c6727-193a-cf4d-2806-0f9c680bbb05

 

 

"However I have never seen a merchant use Google Photos for Google Shopping, not really a great method."

What do you recommend then?

 

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The images on wix can be used.

 

Simply use chrome and do the following.

Hit F12, than click ctrl shift C, select your image, than you will see your code in the at the bottom, copy the url between strait brackets near ng-src

 

In the product link example you gave, the image would be 

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/df3f4b_bdf6a3b8f02c4e7ca9a3e3e2e87228a8~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_460,h_4...

 

And that is it.

 

Although as there is a comma in the url you might get validation issues, as comma's are not valid image character.

 

Alternatively do what I suggested with your google photo's

 

What you need is a to open a pure image, not a html page.

 

Hope it helps

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Would you know how to do it in a mac.  I tried f12 and Shift C but nothing

 

 

Thanks for all!

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# 10
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When the developer tool is open, its the first icon on the left. Maybe you miss typed but its ctrl, shift, C

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