additional image link [additional_image_link]

Use the additional image link [additional_image_link] attribute to provide more images for your product beyond the main image you provide in the image link [image_link] attribute. Additional images can appear to potential customers in ads for your product and are commonly used to show a product from different angles or with product staging elements:

When to use

Recommended for all products.

Format

Follow these formatting guidelines to make sure we understand the data you're submitting. 

Type URL (including http or https), ASCII characters only, and RFC 3986 compliant
Limits Up to 2,000 characters
Supported file formats

GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg/.jpeg), PNG (.png), BMP (.bmp), and TIFF (.tif/.tiff)

The file extensions for these images should correspond to their format.

Repeated field Yes; up to 10

 

File format Example value
Text feeds

To submit 1 image, submit the (encoded) URL:
http://www.example.com/image2.jpg
 

To submit more than 1 image (up to 10), separate each URL with a comma ( , ):
http://www.example.com/image2.jpg,http://www.example.com/image3.jpg

Make sure to encode any commas (as %2C) within the URL, but don’t encode the comma that you use to separate each image URL:
http://www.example.com/image2%2C3.jpg,http://www.example.com/image2%2C4.jpg

XML feeds <g:additional_image_link>http://www.example.com/image2.jpg</g:additional_image_link>
<g:additional_image_link>
http://www.example.com/image3.jpg</g:additional_image_link>

Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to make sure you submit high-quality data for your products.

Minimum requirements

These are the requirements you'll need to meet to upload data for your product. If you don't follow these requirements, we'll disapprove this attribute and let you know in the Diagnostics page of your Manufacturer Center account. 

Meet the requirements for the image link [image_link] attribute with a few exceptions. The additional image can:

  • Include product staging or show the product in use.
  • Include graphics or illustrations.
  • Show parts of a bundle instead of showing all products in the bundle.

Best practices

These are best practices that can help you go beyond the basic requirements to optimize your product data for performance. 

  • Follow the best practices for the image link [image_link] attribute. For example, do not submit:
    • Brand-only or logo images
    • Blurry or misshapen images
    • Images with a watermark, or text not relevant to the image such as trademark or store info
  • Submit images that meet the size requirements. If you include images that are under the image_link minimum size requirements, your images won’t be shown.
  • Use additional images to show the product from different angles or the product being used. For example, if the main image shows product packaging, including images of the box contents in the additional images can help users better understand what they are buying.

Examples

Product with one additional image

Attribute Value
image link [image_link] http://example.com/image1.jpg (only the couch)
additional image link [additional_image_link]

http://example.com/image2.jpg (the couch with two pillows and a living room setting)

Product with 3 additional images

Attribute Value
image link [image_link] http://example.com/ring1.jpg (only the ring on a white background)
additional image link [additional_image_link] http://example.com/ring2.jpg (only the ring on a white background from a different angle)
additional image link [additional_image_link] http://example.com/ring3.jpg (the ring on a model wearing a matching outfit)
additional image link [additional_image_link] http://example.com/ring4.jpg (the ring inside its gift box packaging)

 

Attribute Value
image link [image_link] http://example.com/image1.jpg (only the pie pan on a white background)
additional image link [additional_image_link] http://example.com/image2.jpg (the end product - a slice of pie on a plate)
additional image link [additional_image_link] http://example.com/image3.jpg (the baker holding the finished pie in the pan)
additional image link [additional_image_link] http://example.com/image4.jpg (the pie pan in close up showing the finished pie)


 

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