A favicon is a small image that appears next to your website’s URL in the address bar of a web browser. It also displays next to a bookmark for your website. Using a favicon is a great way to keep your branding in view.
How to add or change a favicon:
- From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’
- Select ‘Site-wide settings’ below the list of pages
- Select ‘Site icon’
- Click ‘Upload file’ or ‘Select from Dropbox’
- Locate and select the image from your computer or Dropbox.com account, and click ‘Open’
The optimal image size is a 48x48 pixel square. Google will automatically resize this to 16x16 for browser tab display. You can upload a .jpg, .png, .gif, or .ico file.
Best practice: Because the dimensions are small, you’ll want to use an image that is simple and clear. A silhouette with a solid color background works well here. If you use a text image make sure to keep it to just a couple short words. It needs to be easy to read, so use a basic font.
Troubleshooting favicon issues:
I uploaded a new favicon and it is still showing the old one
This can happen if your browser has cached the old favicon. It should update within a few days. To speed this process, we recommend clearing your browser’s cache.
My image is getting cut off
This will happen if the image you select is not square. Resize the image in a photo editing program, and upload it to your account.