Image Sitemap - Image SEO For Shopify

Shopify image SEO monitoring for organic Google Search results.

Image Sitemap submits all of your Shopify images to Google and monitors your image indexing performance over time. Image Sitemap automatically builds, submits, verifies, monitors and updates a fully compliant .xml Google Image Sitemap for every product, collection, blog and page image in your Shopify theme.

Since 2018, Google removed their image indexing numbers from Google Search Console. Prior to 2018, the data was not very good for Shopify stores — with only a fraction of the images indexed by Google Search crawlers being shown in Google Search Console. Image Sitemap shows you the real number of your Shopify images indexed by Google over time to help you optimize your site.

21-day free trial. Plans starting at $4 / month.
Lessons from submitting 500k shopify images to google

Important Features

An image sitemap?
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 the file?
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? You don't have to imagine. We gladly handle all of the complexity for you.
Do I have to submit it?
No, you do not have to submit your image sitemap. Our system is 100% automated. We handle real-time submissions to Google on your behalf, and index performance monitoring therefrom.
Do I need a developer?
No. Image Sitemap for Shopify is a 1-click install and that's it. No lie.
21-day free trial. Plans starting at $4 / month.