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How to fix common image errors in Google Merchant Center (Promotional overlay on image [image link])

When you create a Google product feed, it is highly likely that you will face some kind of errors or warnings from Google. Don't worry, our team is here to guide you to fix them.

The difference between Errors and Warnings in Google Merchant Center

Errors: Errors indicate critical feed issues. These issues can lead to item disapproval, and prevent you from showing ads for the affected products. In some cases, errors might even result in account suspension.

Warnings: Warnings are far less serious than errors as they do not lead to item disapproval. However, they still negatively impact the performance of your product listing ads. If you leave them untouched for a long time, your products might be disapproved.

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This issues happens because your items' images have promotional text (e.g. retailer logos or calls to action) or obstructing elements such as watermarks.

To fix it, you need to remove all overlaying text on your product images and use an image that shows a clear view of the main product being sold. You can refer to this guide to know more about Google's image requirements.

If you meet any issue while trying to fix these errors, do not hesitate to drop us a message in the live chat or email us at We would love to help you out!

Updated on: 17/04/2024

Updated on: 17/04/2024

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