Using Amazon Product Images on Affiliate Site?

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I just read somewhere that if you use images from an Amazon product page in your affiliate blog post about that product (download them, upload them to your server and embed them in the page) that it violates their terms of service and you can be banned. Is this true and what do you for images on your affiliate posts?
 

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I generally use a manufacturer’s official photos from their Press page or I take my own when I test the product. The official press photos are better than I can take, but they are also ubiquitous around the web.
 

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Check out this whole thread, but your specific question starts here. Lots of people say it's bad, you have to use the API, etc. I actually contacted Amazon several times, and I share it all there.

The answer is: They discourage it but it's fine. They can't give you permission but if you aren't altering the images in any way, you won't have an issue from the manufacturers.

You just have to stick with the product images in the top left, you can't dig down into the reviews from customers and use their pics.
 
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I recently had a review sent my way...I changed two things, I removed all amazon images i had hosted on my site and replaced them with the amazon apis images and I changed all my buttons from Check latest price to check latest price on amazon...I was reinstated in 3 days. Take that as you will.
 
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I've asked Amazon Support agents this question in the past. Usually you'll get mixed answers, depends on who you talk to.

Using SiteStripe is your safest bet. I've even had a support agent straight up tell me, "Dillon, I'm not going to dance around this. Use SiteStripe, it's there for a reason." I've yet to see any negative repercussions for using SiteStripe in terms of on-page factors.

With that said, I also asked another support agent if it's okay that I nofollow the tags for the links generated by SiteStripe. She put me on hold and got back to me in 5 minutes saying it's totally fine.
 
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As an Amazon FBA seller with my own product, use the damn SiteStripe or an API for images. I see so many affiliates linking to old photos that are now dead or have completely changed. I sometimes update, change my photos. You are just going to frustrate and confuse the user.
 
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Thanks guys, I realised AAWP has this functionality and am replacing all the images now.
 
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I've asked Amazon Support agents this question in the past. Usually you'll get mixed answers, depends on who you talk to.

Using SiteStripe is your safest bet. I've even had a support agent straight up tell me, "Dillon, I'm not going to dance around this. Use SiteStripe, it's there for a reason." I've yet to see any negative repercussions for using SiteStripe in terms of on-page factors.

With that said, I also asked another support agent if it's okay that I nofollow the tags for the links generated by SiteStripe. She put me on hold and got back to me in 5 minutes saying it's totally fine.
Any simple way to nofollow these tags that doesent have you doing them one by one while you add them
 
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As an Amazon FBA seller with my own product, use the damn SiteStripe or an API for images. I see so many affiliates linking to old photos that are now dead or have completely changed. I sometimes update, change my photos. You are just going to frustrate and confuse the user.
This was one of the main reasons support gave me.

Although, with that said, some sellers have a way of swapping the product to another offering.
So say the product I link via sitestripe was a Welder or something, it's possible for sellers to change the listing to something else like Lipstick.

I actively have sites that this happened to during 2019.

Any simple way to nofollow these tags that doesent have you doing them one by one while you add them
I personally do it manually because I don't trust plugins...I should say the owners of those plugins, especially ones that modify links.