Lots of sites have favicons these days, the little symbol that sits next to the page name in your browser tabs, but most small business owners have no idea how to make one for themselves. Here’s how:
1. You’ll need to make a small graphic 16 pixels wide. I think this is the trickiest bit, coming up with a tiny little symbol to represent your business, but that’s what you’ll need. It can be a .jpg, .png or a .gif, but I prefer .gif because it’s the only one that will give you an invisible background.
2. Plunk it into this handy dandy favicon generator. favicongenerator.com I know, pretty easy, huh? Follow their directions for saving the file.
3. Add this bit of code to the <head> section of your main page.
<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”/favicon.ico” >
The <head> section is where your meta-tags are, at the top of the page. Just paste it in there under your <title> tag.
4. Upload your favicon to your web site’s root directory. Be sure to upload the changes on the index page, as well.
And that’s it! Let us know if you need any help with that graphic. 😉
Owner and Project Manager
ONE STOP Internet Business Services
P.S. Please note, if you change your favicon, it can take an hour for the change to show up on your browser tab and a week to show up in your address bar.