Image_link problem/Google errors

  • Hi,

    in the merchant center none of my products are approved because image_links are missing/could not be loaded. All products have at least one image, I am very confused! Please let me know how to fix this as I need my products on Google ASAP.


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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and bringing your concern to our attention. I’m sorry for the delay and for any inconvenience this issue may have caused you.

    Could you please also share the affected URL/s in the designated Sensitive Data section to further investigate?
    Sensitive Data Section

    It is completely secure, and only our support staff has access to that section.

    However, if the images are being rejected by Google Merchant Center, you can also check if hotlink protection is enabled on your server by getting in touch with your web host.

    I hope that helps. Thank you, and looking forward to your update.


    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    thank you. I have shared the ensitive data. Google is giving these warnings for every product, about 500-600 products.


    did you get the data I provided?



    Thank you for keeping in touch with us and we apologize for the unexpected delay.

    It looks like you are using invalid encoded images.

    Can you please share a specific product that has this issue or all your products are affected? Also, we might also need to check this one over your admin settings. Please edit the first post on this ticket and include your WordPress & FTP logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.
    Sensitive Data Section

    It is completely secure and only our support staff has access to that section. If you want, you can use the below plugin to generate a temporary login URL to your website and share that with us instead:

    You can use the above plugin in conjunction with the WP Security Audit Log to monitor what changes our staff might make on your website (if any):

    We really look forward to helping you.

    Now actually all 539 products that Google has crawled (why not all 562 active ones we have??) are getting this error:

    Please get back to us!!


    would it be possible to provide you with screenshots of the things you need to check out?
    We would prefer this.

    We have only used jpgs for our product images, and we are not getting image encoding errors but this for 4 products and this for 534 products. In total we have 562 products and 52 product drafts. Strangely, Google is alpo giving us errors for one product which is a draft!


    Would you please go through these requirements: to make sure your images meet each of them.

    If they are all good, please go through the instructions here: to check the and ensure the product s have the required image link along with the additional link.

    Let us know if this helps

    thanks, but we already did this!! All our image follow the requirements. Still, the images could not be processed. It seems like Rank Math is not adding the correct image schema! Google requires image_link, but Rank Math has no image_link schema!

    Okay, I actually have a question: We have the option enabled “redirect attachment pages to post page”. And I noticed in the Merchant Center, when you look at all the products that are rejected, there are links for each product image:

    “Bild öffnen” means “Open image”. And when I click on these links, I get directed to each single product’s page instead of the image url! This might me the problem, don’t you think? Rank Math is adding the product page url to the image schema intead of the image url. How can I add the image url to Rank Math product schema and still have the “redirect attachment to post page” option enabled?

    I have added another image in the senitive data for you to check, this is another example of a rejected product in the merchant center and the data Google is receiving from Rank Math for the image is the product page url instead of the image url!

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