1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Favicon in Youtube and Google+ not showing

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Scorpion Ghost, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Messages:
    865
    Likes Received:
    171
    Hey guys, I have installed a favicon on my site using All in one Favicon.

    Everything works perfectly, I've checked it on Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, they all display the favicon.

    I also tested my site in these "favicon-testing" sites I found on google, and they all say my favicon is perfectly installed.


    However, I have 2 issues, my favicon Does NOT display on my channel's profile in Youtube, and it does not display on my Google+ profile in the About page. It only shows like a little gray planet icon, which is I guess what's shown by default on Yotube and Google+ if a page has no favicon.


    I've Googled for a solution before coming here, and I didn't find anything...

    So my plan - being as it's not the end of the world type of problem - is to leave it for a few weeks and see if maybe the favicon gets displayed. My reason for this approach is that while I was looking for a solution somebody on some forum somewhere mentioned that it has to do with Google caching pages for a long time... So keeping in mind that my site was "active and empty" for 4 months up until a month ago, I'll wait it out and see if that's the problem (I hope it is)... In other words, maybe google indexed the favicon over 1 month ago when there was no favicon, and now I have to wait for google's cache to refresh in order to see my favicon shown on Youtube and Google+...


    But I thought I'd ask if anyone here knows the real solution to this problem? Or at least the cause of it? Thing is, I don't wanna leave it for 2-4 more weeks only to eventually figure out that it's not a Google Caching issue, and that the solution is actually something different which I'll have to implement...

    So if anyone has any idea why this is happening on Youtube and Google+, let me know pliz...

    Thanks :)
     
  2. kuskka

    kuskka Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2013
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    22
    Home Page:
    What exactly you want to do? Change the favicon of your YouTube channel and Google+ page? This is impossible, you can't change it.
     
  3. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Messages:
    865
    Likes Received:
    171
    Every Google+ Account/Page has an "About" section, and in that section you can put links to websites, social media sites, any links you want...

    And Youtube has a section on the Profile where one can put their website and other social media links...

    Well, on my accounts on Youtube and Google+, my Website's favicon does not show. It just displays a little gray planet icon where my site's fav is supposed to be...