Getting Google to use your latest Product images and Shopping Results

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My image results for my products on Google shopping or not updating.. meaning, Even though I have changed the product image for the SKUS, it's still using the original image URL and photos. I've been reading around on how to get Google to update your product images faster and The only thing I could come up with was adding [image link]. I believe you do this somewhere in your JSON file.. 


I'm trying to utilize the instructions that are found here on this Google help page -


Is anybody have any experience or know how to use Shopify back end to speed up the process of Google updating your product image in its results? 


I also use a third party merchant feed app but I've updated and synced everything on there and still my images on Google are the older versions...

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If the image URL has not changed, it takes up to 1.5 months for images to be reprocessed. To avoid this, upload an image with a different filename. That should resolve the issue.


However, as you said in GMC everything is synced, then most likely what you are seeing is not a shopping ad  or a free shopping listing. As these two areas are controlled by GMC.


One possible scenario is that you enabled webcrawler in GMC. Check by going to Products > Feeds, and make sure the automatic feed is disabled.

Get in touch with Emmanuel: a Google Shopping Specialist, Google Ads Diamond Product Expert, and also a a Google Product Expert Education 2021 & Tailwind 2023 Award winner.
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