I’m creating a WordPress catalog site, of which the products are stored in an Airtable database. This base remains the core of all our products, and with the use of a custom import script I’m pulling in the right data from Airtable to WordPress.
Now I’m wondering whether I should also import all images (which are stored in the Airtable product records as well) to the WordPress media library (thus duplicating them), or whether I can just use the Airtable image urls which the api is giving me. An inspection of an Airtable image url (with httpstatus.io/) tells me that Airtable serves them from Amazon S3 via Cloudfront.
On one hand I’m thinking it’s a good idea to use the airtable img urls because:
On the other hand, I also have some concerning thoughts about doing so:
dl.airtable.comis nowhere near the domain name of the wp site. Therefore google will punish you?
I should be able to do both things, I’m just wondering which one is best SEO practice (if there is any notable difference).