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250,000 images have a vastly different domain URL than the products do.  Is this diference permitable?


for example, product URL  bit image URL


actual domain

product domain

image URL

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Accepted by MosheTLV (Top Contributor)
September 2015

Re: must all domains match

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Hi Ben

Generally images can be hosted on an external host without causing issue. The only domain that must match at all times is that of your registered, verified and claimed URL and the URL found within the link attribute.

However, you must have permission to use any image or own the rights to use said images. These cannot be taken from another site/store. Although you can host these of a third party website.

You must also ensure these images abide by all guidelines and regulations set by Google

You must ensure that these images are available and are not blocked by Google at any time.

No watermarks or promotional text

Match the product exactly

No placeholder images

A full list of image specifications can be found here - Image_Link Specifications


Tom Wilson
Freelance Adwords & Google Shopping Consultant

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