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Favicon in Google Listings - how do I get mine to show?

     
11:46 pm on Apr 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Many sites have their fav icon displayed in G's search results. How do I get mine to show?

michael

2:09 am on Apr 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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This is not standard behavior from Google - it's the result of a browser add-on, and there are several. How to get your favicon to be displayed might vary from add-on to add-on, but the standard methods of deploying a favicon should be all you need:

1. just put it in the root folder.
2. or, add the mark-up <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico"> to the <head> section of your source code.

11:39 am on May 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Got it. Seems I needed to rename to favicon.ico: I had foo.ico. The devil is in the details. thanks for the insight