Image Sitemap

Image Sitemap

by William Belk

Finally, transparency for Image SEO

4.8 of 5 stars(22 reviews)

1-Click Install — No Coding

No coding required. 1-Click install.

100% Automated

Our system monitors changes to your catalog in real-time and immediately resubmits your fully-compliant Image Sitemap to Google.

Full Transparency

Finally, Shopify merchants can get full transparency around indexed images.


About Image Sitemap

How much money are you losing on image search?

Many Shopify stores are missing large parts of their catalog imagery in Google Images — often more than 60%.

Image Sitemap is the first Shopify App that automatically builds, submits to Google Search Console, verifies, monitors, and updates a fully compliant .xml Google Image Sitemap for all images associated with each product, blog article and page in your Shopify store — all in real-time.

Image Sitemap is also the only app to provide full reporting for your indexed images.

  • 1-Click Install — No Coding Required
  • Submit 100% of Your Product and Blog Images For Indexing
  • 100% Automated
  • Sitemap Updated & Re-Submitted In Real-Time*
  • Real-Time Monitoring of Google Index Performance

*If you update any product content or attributes in your catalog (like images, image ALT tags, product descriptions, variants, colors, sizes, SKUs, etc), we rebuild and resubmit your Image Sitemap to Google immediately in real-time. We declare EVERY image, regardless of how many variants you have per product. So if you have 500 products, with 20 images per product. We submit 10,000 images to Google for you.

Important Concepts

What is an image sitemap?

An image sitemap is similar in format to a normal sitemap.xml, except that it specifies images only. Most people don't know that search engines need an additional sitemap to help find images. The internet is just too big to find everything all the time.

Do I need one?

Yes. While Shopify provides an abbreviated image sitemap with only a single image per product, you need a much more comprehensive document. Our image sitemap includes ALL of your important images and is packed with additional metadata. For example, where Shopify might generate 1,000 lines of XML for you, our image sitemap will be something like 10,000 lines.

Metadata

We load your image captions with all available product variant metadata, like sku, weight, color, size, description, etc. It is essential to provide this contextual information to Google to enable more powerful and relevant searches.

Reporting

Image Sitemap is the first Shopify App to provide full reporting for your indexed images. We also identify potential 'Blackout' products — or products that seem to have no indexed images at all.

How big is an image sitemap?

Image sitemap files can be huge. To give an example, if your site has 3,000 product images, your .xml image sitemap could be more than 20,000 lines of code and more than 2.5MB in file size. Can you imagine editing that file manually, multiple times per day, and re-submitting it to Google by hand?

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Support

Pricing 21-day free trial

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Performance Plan

$4/month

Plans starting at $4 / month based on number of images.

  • Automated image sitemap submission

  • Automated sitemap reporting

  • 1-Click Install

* All charges are billed in USD. Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.

Overall rating
4.8 of 5 stars
Based on 22 reviews

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Most recent reviews

Sesh Sensei

Great overall app. Really helps with my SEO and making my content more friendly in Googles eyes. Thanks!

Kalantir

After a month of installing this app - Image Sitemap, we could see more of our shop's Images in Google Search results.
Earlier Image indexes were missing from our SEO efforts. And Image Sitemap app has been a perfect solution. Building indexes takes time, but it is effective.
Thank you William!

The Art Gallery Shop NYC

Easy to install and set up is simple, image's indexing is a big problem with Shopify, and this app offered a solution. My images are not being indexed as fast as I want them, and the developer gave me an educated explanation. The developer did not become defense but was personable, you see that is what it is about educate us on how to improve this is all website owners want I hope.

Developer reply

May 31, 2019

Unfortunately you're starting at 2 images indexed in total, so you will need to be patient indeed.

We noticed that you are using some pretty aggressive lazy loading scripts on your product pages. We recommend that you review this document from Google: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/lazy-loading. Additional searching can expose some additional strategies for better SEO with this.

We also noticed that some of your detail images are quite small. E.g. When clicking on the additional detail image here it is 100px wide https://theartgalleryshopnyc.com/products/after-amedeo-modigliani-reclining-nude-1917-vintage-heliogravure?variant=12657940365375