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How do I get a icon/ logo on my address bar?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Virtualz, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Virtualz

    Virtualz Junior Member Premium Member

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    I see these cool samll logos icons on the web address bar how do I make one of these?
     
  2. GustavNovak

    GustavNovak Newbie

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    Make a search for a favicon in google. Thats what its called. There are some online free tools to make them. If I am right they are either 16x16px, 32x32px, or some bigger sizes which arent supported backwards.
     
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    Here's how it works:

    - Create 20 page report on everything about your site, mail it to the following:
    - Send $5,000 to IE/FF/Chrome/Opera, etc. Totals around $20,000 all said and done.
    - They review you site takes 6 months.
    - You send in the Logo and they put it up for you.
    - Then approval is needed from the major search engines, 2 months and this fee is $3,000 per each site.
    - You'll need your host to approve it which is typically another $200 to $250.
    - You'll need ICANN to also approve this, which is $1,000, this takes another 4 months.

    What else am I missing... :hand:

    Then you finally get that little Icon bro!
     
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    weruncompanies Power Member

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    Called a FAV Icon, it's free. :p
     
  6. outsidethesquare

    outsidethesquare Regular Member

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    just create whatever image it is that you want to appear there. 16x16 in size, call it favicon.ico and upload it to your root public directory. It will automatically appear as the icon in the address bar after you do that.
     
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    I use a plugin all in one favicon it works good!
     
  8. AngryBirdsFlock

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    You forgot that you have to add the following HTML code in the head of your web pages. Anywhere in between <head> & </head> tags.
    Code:
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
     
  9. Zapdos

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    The favicon can be 8x8, 16x16, 32x32 or 64x64 pixels. 16x16 IIRC is the most common with 32x32 right after.j

    Just put favicon.ico in your root folder. Do not put it elsewhere! Even if there is nothing in the heading area (like in the previous post suggests, which I do too) then some browsers will still try and fetch it. Though it needs to be favicon.ico . Not fav.ico , Favicon.ico , icon.ico or anything else. favicon.ico
     
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    google: how to ad Favicon to my site?
     
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    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    its called a favicon, plenty of WP plugins let you change it.
     
  13. itz_styx

    itz_styx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    you don't have to do that, browsers will still request favicon by default without this line added..
     
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    this small icons you talk about are called favicon. google it.:)
     
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    Did nobody notice this has been bumped from 2012?
     
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    its biological name is faviconus iconicus, a subsect of the bitmapus logus family. shrink your logo to about 100x100, save it as bmp, rename it to favicon.ico, and upload it to your www folder and you're all set.