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A favicon is a small graphic normally 16x16 pixels, though it can be larger, often displayed in the address or tab bar (left of the url) of your browser.

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Google search on mobile shows incorrect site icon [duplicate]

On desktop, searching for our company name on Google shows no site icon/favicon. On mobile, doing the same search shows an incorrect site icon: I've just resaved the correct favicon and submitted the ...
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Google search does not display my favicons

I have some favicon problems with Google search. I noticed that two of my webpages are displayed in Google search, but there are no favicons next to the link in the Google search listing, like this: ...
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In <link rel="icon">, is the sizes attribute required or optional?

I note that in the WHAT-WG section on: link rel="icon" Every icon referenced includes a sizes attribute: <link rel=icon href=favicon.png sizes="16x16" type="image/png"...
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Can I use favicon of other websites when I link to them on my site?

I'm creating websites catalog and I wonder whether or not I can use favicon of other websites as an icon next to its domain name. As far as I know I can use screenshots of websites without the owner's ...
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What is the tiny square image (similar to a favicon) to the left of each webpage title in the Open Tabs Screen on Firefox Mobile for Android?

In Firefox Mobile for Android, when viewing the open tabs as thumbnails, there is a tiny square image (similar to a favicon) to the left of each webpage title. I'm pretty sure it's not a favicon ...
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Favicon is not being Showing under Mobile Google Search Result (Using Clodflair)

I already tried all instructions from google regarding favicon. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9290858?hl=en One of our sites is under cloudflare and our favicon is not being Showing ...
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Wrong favicon displayed on Google's mobile SERP

For some time now, Google has been displaying a website's favicon next to its title on the mobile SERP according to this answer. But, for one website that I am managing, it is showing a completely ...
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Different favicon icon is showing in google search result [duplicate]

I have a blogger blog. My blog's favicon icon is showing different icon in Google search result. But it's showing the correct one in Chrome tab. My favicon ico link is: <link href='https://www....
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How to make a website have an icon when placed on an Android home screen?

How can I make Dance Culture have an icon on the Android wallpaper like it has with WolframAlpha. See screenshot below. I've found favicon but can't tell what's different in the html source code to ...
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Favicon won't appear on Google search results, after migration to https

I've recently migrated a website of mine to https and now the favicon in Google's search results shows the general globe instead of the site's favicon. This is how the favicon is defined: <link ...
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Can a favicon at the root path be in a different image format than ICO?

Most clients use the favicon if it is named favicon.ico and placed in the root path of a website. Is it possible to use an image format other than .ico?
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Will changing a favicon daily destroy SEO or raise any concerns with search engines? [duplicate]

I've been reading this question on StackOverflow Can I change a favicon daily, but I'd like to know if changing the favicon daily mess up any SEO or raise any concerns with search engines? I am ...
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How to make a large icon appear in Firefox's new tab Top Sites?

In the latest stable release of Firefox (version 57), dubbed Quantum, the user controlled Top Sites feature on new tabs changed. Previously, only a crude thumbnail of a partial screenshot appeared ...
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Some Android browsers don't cache Apple Touch Icons

Looking at my server logs, I found quite a few Android clients that don't cache the Apple Touch Icon and reload it on every page view. I have the following in the <head> of my HTML pages: <...
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Does a website need other icons than a normal favicon?

A site I am working on had 404 errors which were on following URLs: ​/apple-touch-icon.png ​/apple-touch-icon-precomposed.png Do I really need these faviocons on my site? Are bots coming to these ...
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Where does "Google Favicon" useragent come from?

I'm testing a webapp and found logentries that didn't make sense because I did not remember doing the requests. The remarkable thing is that they were all done using this useragent string Mozilla/...
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How to test a set of browser touch icons, favicons and tiles for a website?

Various browsers and devices have their own specifications and standards for the kinds of favicon-like icons they use to represent web pages. This answer on the graphic design site gives a pretty good ...
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Which icon is Opera mobile using for bookmarks / speeddial

Which icon is Opera mobile using for bookmarks / speeddial? I've generated all possible icons using this converter: http://www.favicon-generator.org/ and included them with the correct tags in my ...
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How to pick which version of .ico image is favicon?

I've recently discovered that *.ico files can contain multiple images. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find any information about actually looking at other images in a *.ico file. What would need to ...
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What file formats, file names, image sizes, and meta tags should my website have for its icon? [duplicate]

I looked through my website access log files and I saw lots of requests for icon files (with counts): 49146 /apple-touch-icon-precomposed.png 45836 /apple-touch-icon.png 40287 /favicon.ico 6752 /...
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Can using a non-standard filename for favicon.ico impact SEO?

In my application the admin of the application can upload different favicon from time to time. Right now I am using the favicon on my page like this: <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/img/favicon....
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What happens if I use my favicon for apple-touch-icon?

I want to stop getting all the File does not exist: apple-touch-icon... lines in my error.log but don't want to spend any time at all creating more icon files. Other than a slightly-blocky icon for ...
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Forcing website icon to load early in all web browsers

My goal is to allow a small keepalive timeout (of about 3 seconds) with a max of about 5 requests, just enough for the page HTML, page assets, and the page icon. So far, every browser loads nearly all ...
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How can I have a favicon for my site appear in a visitor's browser?

I'd like to have a favicon appear in a visitor's browser tab and bookmarks when they visit my site. How can I accomplish that?
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Do I still need a favicon in the webroot when an alternate location has already been provided?

While looking through the access log of my webserver, I notice a few favicon requests that shows 404 error: 16:17:28 GET /folder/abc.jpg 200 http://example.com/ Mozilla... Firefox/31.0 16:17:28 GET /...
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favicon 404 in access log, but favicon is there

Going through 404 error on my site, I have noticed a bunch of problems with favicons: /apple-touch-icon-120x120.png /apple-touch-icon-120x120-precomposed.png /apple-touch-icon-152x152.png /apple-...
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Favicon not being displayed in Firefox?

I have a document like this: <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"/> <title>mac</title> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="60" /> <link rel="...
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Yandex.Metrica: can I redirect from /favicon.ico to the 1×1 gif counter?

I have a very simple site, with no graphics, and I don't want to spoil it with a huge JavaScript monitoring loop. I don't have a favicon.ico, and I always see 404 requests from browsers requesting ...
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Favicon Compatible Resolutions and File Size for various Devices

With the many uses for favicons nowadays (new tab page, bookmarks, url bar, IE pin to taskbar etc,) what sizes should I be including in my favicon.ico file? I'm using Converticon and thought the ...
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which favicon gets loaded in the browser?

currently i am experimenting with 2 favicons and including them in 3 different ways in my markup, however i am not sure which one gets loaded in the browser. firebug's network tab doesn't tell me ...
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Succesful hits on favicon are 49.9% as shown by Awstats, But 404s don't display favicon error. What's wrong?

On Awstats, one of the sections displays as it follows: Successful hits on favicon.ico -> 49.9% Then, under 404s, i have the following: Document Not Found (hits on favicon excluded) Therefore, ...
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Favicon will not show up... Searched other questions, no answers

My favicon will not show up. I have searched the site for similar questions and I do not see where I am going wrong. Here is my tag: <head> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type=...
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HTML favicon wont show on google chrome

I am making a HTML page that is unpublished and that I just started. The first thing I wanted to do was add a favicon to appear next to the title. I'm using google chrome and I noticed that other ...
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Can I instruct the browser not to look for a favicon?

I have a website that doesn't have/need a favicon. Is there a way to instruct the browser not to waste a request looking for /favicon.ico ? I don't mean filtering logs, but something client-side, ...
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Your Most Popular Sites Screen in IE 10 - Icons not appearing

We use the following code to add icons for favicon, tablets, smartphones, windows 8 tiles and the like:- <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="apple-touch-icon.png"> <link rel="shortcut icon" ...
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How do I deploy a favicon on Heroku?

I have the following Hello world code for my Heroku app. Also in my project's root folder, I have a favicon.ico. import os from flask import Flask app = Flask(__name__) html = ''' <!doctype html&...
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What's the fluid-icon meta tag for?

I've stumbled across an HTML meta tag I didn't know and wondered what it is for: <link rel="fluid-icon" href="https://github.com/fluidicon.png" title="GitHub" /> I googled around, but couldn't ...
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Files I should have on every website

I would like to have a list of files that should exist on every website. The idea is to please most browsers and bots and get down with the number of 404 messages in the logs. So far I have the ...
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How can I stop 404s from favicon.ico without a favicon.ico?

How can I stop requests for favicon.ico without having a favicon.ico? It wastes resources serving a 404 and fills up logs with 404s. Right now I put in a dummy favicon.ico file but I would prefer a ...
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Favicon Best Practices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Favicon, icon, shortcut icon, apple-touch-icon: Are there any others? This is a two part question: The first is about favicons in general. Are there any good practices to ...
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Why is my favicon broken in Firefox?

My new favicon works in Safari and Chrome, but it's weirdly split in Firefox on Mac or Windows: However, if you navigate to the favicon itself it appears fine: You can see how it looks in your ...
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Favicon not showing in Safari 5.1

Is there a reason why a favicon.ico is not showing in Safari 5.1 on Mac? It shows on every other browser I have tested except the above mentioned one. In Safari on Windows it shows. I've declared it ...
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Any reason a site has 2 links to favicon?

A site I'm looking at has the following 2 links to its favicon: <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/ico" href="/_assets960/media/favicon.ico" /> <link rel="icon" href="/favIcon.ico"/> ...
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Does favicon have any impact on SEO?

I'm looking for advice about favicons and their impacts on search engines. Recently I noticed a site which changes its favicon every time you load another page without losing overall recognition of ...
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FAVICON: Favicon not showing up

I'm using a .png favicon file and it is not showing up on my site. Doing a grep, I see the following in home.htm which looks right for me(I have also confirmed it's in the HEAD section within home....
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How can I make a good favicon? [closed]

I have a 16x16 PNG that I want to use for my favicon. It works fine in modern browsers, but I need a favicon.ico file for older ones. The problem is that either the ICO format doesn't support semi-...
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Google Chrome displays the wrong favicon that I've linked to in my html

I have an HTML file with the following markup in the head tag: <link rel="shortcut icon" href="myFavicon.ico" /> With that, I expect to see my "myFavicon.ico" icon display in Chrome's tab and ...
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How do I add a favicon to my website?

What markup is the modern standard for adding a favicon to my site? What is the standard image format and size?
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Why does my favicon look terrible in Internet Explorer 7?

I have a 32x32 favicon (in .ico format) that shows up fine in Firefox 3.6.12 and Chrome 5.0.375.70. But in Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 it looks terrible. It also looks bad in Windows Explorer (XP). ...
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How do I replace the Magento favicon?

I'm trying to replace the Magento favicon, but I can't seem to find it. Where is it?
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