A couple of weeks ago, I shared this blog post about how to add shoppable tags on Instagram. Your questions and comments have been a fantastic resource for me to make the post more comprehensive and clear than ever, so thank you for that. One question I keep getting over and over is how to insert product image links in a Facebook catalog. Rather than make the original post longer, I thought I’d share the process with you in a new, concise post.
HOW TO INSERT PRODUCT IMAGE LINKS IN A FACEBOOK CATALOG
This process is very simple, but there are two ways to do it depending on whether or not the retailer has right-click enabled.
When the retailer has right-click enabled, take the following steps to insert product image links in a Facebook catalog:
Go to the product landing page where the item you want to tag on Instagram is located. Then, right-click on the image and select “Copy image address”. That is the link you need to insert in the “image link” column of your product catalog.
Retailers including Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Revolve DO HAVE right-click enabled. Others, including ASOS and Target, do not. When right-click is not enabled, it’s still a simple process, but it takes a couple more steps.
When the retailer does not have right-click enabled, take the following steps to insert product image links in a Facebook catalog:
Start exactly the same as before—by visiting the product landing page of the item you want to tag on Instagram. Next, highlight, right-click, and copy the product name.
Then, go to Google and paste the product name in the search bar. You’ll then need to click “Images”.
Nine times out of ten, you’re going to see your product on the Google Images page (just like with the navy dress I’m using as an example). When you see the product, click on it. The image you clicked will enlarge, and you will be able to right-click and hit “Copy image address”.
Exactly the same as before, this is the image link you want to use in your product catalog. And that’s really it! The process isn’t tricky once you know how to do it.
A couple of things to note: When you’re copying a product image link from Google Images, pay attention to the source. In my example, I clicked on the fourth image in the top row and the second option in the “Related Images” icon section since it was from the retailer’s website. You just want to make sure you’re not using an image from a sketchy site.
Also, I’m not an attorney and don’t know how copyright works with this sort of thing. We use product images from retailers in our blog posts all the time, so I would think it would be OK to use in this manner. I haven’t had any issues with this, but I wanted to mention it so it’s on your radar.
To go see my comprehensive, step-by-step guide to adding shoppable tags on Instagram posts, click here.
And as always, please let me know if you have any questions!