This was same question i asked myself when i first came across the blogger feature ‘ Favicon ‘ on my blogger layout page.
I would certainly not want to do anything to affect my blog and so therefore i needed to make research before adding, editing or removing anything from my blogspot or blogger blog unless these are terms i am conversant with and i urge you to always do the same so that you do not end up causing damage to your blog.
What Is Favicon In Blogger Blog?
Based on my researches so far, i am not gonna bore you with grammars that was used to explain what it was during my cause of research. I am simply going to break it down to your understanding based on what i have understood it to be.
OK, Shall we begin?
Here is what the blogger symbol is:
Did you see that on the page tab before the page title? That is what a favicon is.
Let me give you another example.
If you are viewing this tutorial from techsng.com, look at the window page tab before the title, you should find a symbol or logo. This is what it looks like:
That is the favicon i created for
trueinternetworld.com techsng.com. Another simpler name for it is Identity. Think of it as a trademark or an identity for your blog.
Is it explanatory enough? Guess yes.
Now that you know what a favicon is, i guess your next question should be:
How Do I Add A Favicon To My Blog?
It is simple. Just follow these steps if you are using the new blogger dashboard:
- When logged to your blogger dashboard,
- Click on layout and locate the Favicon Tab, which is locted at the top left side of the page
- Click on edit and simply upload your own blog favicon or logo then save.
Please Note: Blogger only supports favicons that are in square shape. Do take note of that. More so, it could take some time before your newly uploaded favicon starts displaying on your blog.
As a little addition, favicons may not exactly help in terms of SEO, it’s important you have one up as you would want people to easily identify with your blog. Another feature you should endevour to fix if you haven’t at this point, is adding Alt text to every of image on your blog posts.
Hope this helps?
Feel free to post your questions or comments.