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Favicon not showing on SERP since https migration

     
5:56 am on Aug 21, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

I've migrated a site of mine a week ago to https by 301 redirections.
Everything works and I've validated that the favicon is accessible.

All the pages that are yet to be shown as https on google, are shown with a valid favicon in the mobile search results.
All the https pages are shown without(!) the site's favicon, and with the general dull globe icon.

Any ideas?

BTW, I also have 2 sites with the same template, same favicon and both use https -
One of them shows favicon on SERP and one doesn't. So that just adds to my confusion.
1:59 pm on Aug 21, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Browser cache?
5:08 pm on Aug 21, 2019 (gmt 0)

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As with all things google: give it time.

Confession: Id never consciously noticed that mobile search results show the favicon, while desktop doesnt. (Is that why the faviconbot keeps coming around? Doh!) But I pulled up the iPad, did a search that was guaranteed to bring up my personal site (https for 2+ years), and the favicon came through loud and clear.
12:22 pm on Aug 22, 2019 (gmt 0)

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@No5needinput it's not a browser cache issue

@lucy24 As I mentioned, I have another 2 https-enabled sites (same template + favicon and https for long-time) and one of them doesn't have a favicon on SERP. So I'm skeptical on the waiting part.
4:24 pm on Aug 22, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Check your logs and see if the google faviconbot has been visiting regularly--and, of course, see if it has been successful in its requests. Some people may remember that the faviconbot has a pretty solid history of improbable user-agents--at one time it didn't send one at all--so you need to make sure it isn't getting blocked. On the other hand I doubt it makes any difference how your favicon is coded; I've never bothered with <link rel icon> blahblah, but the faviconbot has no trouble finding it anyway.
9:29 pm on Aug 22, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Check your link in the header ... is it HARD CODED http or https? If the former you will have to change that, if a static site will have to do a global search and replace.