This fall, Amazon announced to their affiliates that they’d be disabling all images and text+images created using their SiteStripe tool by the end of the year. Ouch! Let’s look at how to replace Amazon images on your blog using a few different tools to make it as painless as possible.
This post contains affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase through one of these links, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. All opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure here.
What to do if you have Amazon images on your blog
If you have a pile of images with affiliate links within your blog posts, this announcement is a big inconvenience!
On December 31, 2023, any links created from Amazon’s SiteStripe with Image or Text+Image will no longer work!
Note: If you use text only links, you don’t need to worry. Those will still work.
Unfortunately, you need to fix this as soon as possible or your earnings will be in jeopardy. Not to mention creating a lot of broken links all over your site. And leave your site looking unprofessional and messy.
To fix this, you can use Amazon’s Product Advertising API. But if you’re not a developer, you likely don’t know how to do that. I certainly don’t, and also don’t have time to figure it out.
Luckily, there are 2 very easy fixes for bloggers to help solve this pesky problem.
1.– A reputable service that will do all the hard work for you! Their pro team will take all the guesswork out of this tedious task. But you need to sign up by Dec. 15th to ensure they’ll have time to fix your site before the end of the month.
2.– A popular third-party plugin that will replace all the old codes for you automatically. This process can be pretty quick, depending on how many images you have. Plus, all your original formatting will be maintained.
The Blog Fixer costs less and is a one time payment. But Lasso offers a lot of other really great features that you can use to improve your affiliate marketing efforts.
Which tool you choose will depend on your future income goals and current budget.
How to create Amazon affiliate images without SiteStripe?
Moving forward, you can create any new, linked affiliate images using tools likeor .
Either one will make it easy to generate Amazon product images you can use without any issues.
You can read more about how to do this
FYI – Tasty Links offers a Free 14 day trial and Lasso is offering 38% off right now.
Fixing Amazon affiliate images: Conclusion
Isn’t this nice of Amazon to throw our way right before the holidays?? What a pain!
But unless you want to purchase and photograph every item you’ve ever linked to using SiteStripe, I suggest you look into this “fun” little issue sooner rather than later!
Of course you can also just change all your image links to text links and avoid using a third party tool or service. But that could be a tedious process and less effective when it comes to getting sales.
I’ll update the post as I learn of any other easy fixes. Let me know in the comments what route you’re going to go!
Save this post for later!