energy_label_image_link: Definition

Use the energy_label_image_link attribute to provide users with a link to an image of the energy label. When users click on the energy efficiency class,  for example, A++, the energy efficiency label will be displayed.

When to use

Optional
 
The energy_label_image_link attribute is optional, but you may be required to provide this information based on local laws or regulations. For example, if your products target any of the EU member states or Switzerland, consider the legal requirements on this matter defined in the national implementation acts of the EU directive 2017/1369 and any other applicable local law. Sellers in the USA may want to consider the guidance set out in the Electronic Code for Federal Regulations.

For certain categories of products offered for sale online, for example, washing machines, the EU requires that merchants display an electronic version of the energy label and the consumer data sheet showing the correct regulatory data for the product. 


Use this attribute, together with the consumer_datasheet,  energy_efficiency_class, min_energy_efficiency_class, and max_energy_efficiency_class attributes to provide users with energy efficiency label information about your product.

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 1 – 2,000 characters
Supported file formats

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

The image's file extension should correspond to its format.

Repeated field No
  Example entry
Text feeds

https://www.example.com/image1.jpg

XML feeds

<g:energy_label_image_link>https://www.example.com/image1.jp

g</g:energy_label_image_link>

If you choose to use the Content API to add this attribute, you'll need to use the custom attributes feature.

  Example entry
Content API
(JSON)

 

"customAttributes": [
  {
    "name": "energy label image link",
 
    "value": "https://www.example.com/image1.jpg"
  }
]

Learn more about the Content API for Shopping

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 show ads for your product. If you don't follow these requirements, we'll disapprove your product and let you know in the Diagnostics page of your Merchant Center account. 

  • Start with https(preferred) or http and comply with RFC 3986. For example:  https://www.example.com/image1.jpg.

  • Replace any symbols or spaces with URL encoded entities. For example, if your URL contains an ampersand ( & ), then replace it with %26. If your URL contains a comma ( , ), then replace it with %2C.
  • Make sure your URL can be crawled by Google. For example, ensure your robots.txt file is configured correctly. Learn more about robots.txt files.
  • Use a supported file format: GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg/.jpeg), PNG (.png), BMP (.bmp), and TIFF (.tif/.tiff). The minimum image size is 360 x 360px.
  • Use together with energy_efficiency_class, max_energy_efficiency_class, and min_energy_efficiency_class attributes.
  • You may also use together with the consumer_datasheet attribute, which provides detailed energy consumption data.
 

Best practices

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

  • Use a stable URL. The URL that you include shouldn’t change unless your image moves or is replaced. For example, don’t use URLs with timestamps or parts that could change each time you submit your product data. Whenever you change your URL, your image will need to be crawled and evaluated. This process could cause an unnecessary load on your servers.
  • Let us know when you've added or updated an image, so we can crawl the image and get it appearing in your ads as soon as possible

Examples

Product Washing Machine
title Eco Friendly Washing Machine
energy_efficiency_class A++
min_energy_efficiency_class A+++
max_energy_efficiency_class G
energy_label_image_link  https://www.example.com/image2.jpg


Sample Consumer Data Sheet - Washing Machine

annual energy consumption

176 kWh/annum
drying efficiency index B
water consumption Dishwasher
title Built in Dishwasher - width: 60 cm, depth: 55 cm
energy_efficiency_class A++
min_energy_efficiency_class A+++
max_energy_efficiency_class G
energy_label_image_link https://www.example.com/image2.jpg
   

 

 
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