You may not know what they are – but you see them every time you browse the internet. Look up at your open tabs on your browser right now, see that icon before the websites name? That’s a favicon!

Okay, it may not seem much, but trust me, that tiny box of pixels makes a huge difference in terms of user experience. Internet users tend to have multiple tabs open at once, and having an eye-pleasing favicon will help your website design stand out – especially if someone is comparing your business with other competitors. Your favicon should be a memorable cue, something that your customers remember at a glance.

Your brand on display

A favicon is an extension of your brand, whether it’s your company’s initials, your logo or some clever iconography. Your favicon will be visible on more than just the tab bar.  Since May 2019, Google has been putting favicons on display in mobile search ranking pages, and whenever someone bookmarks your page the favicon will appear in their list of favourite and most visited websites.

Many websites have instantly recognisable favicons, like eBay’s coloured striped shopping bag to Amazons ‘a’ or Instagram’s camera icon. These are the online equivalent of the golden arches or the Nike tick. Simpler is better when it comes to favicons.

Adding a favicon to your website design

Typically, a favicon is square, 16x16 pixels and saved as an .ICO file. However, as always at DotGO, we have made things easy for you. Just upload a .png of your logo and our editor will automatically resize, convert and create a favicon ready for use on your website.

We also have a number of pre-made favicons ready to use, and all of our websites have a placeholder favicon so that your website design will always look professional.

Conclusion

It’s important to remember that people view the website on different devices and tend to have multiple tabs open at once. A favicon is a small but important way to make sure your website stands out amongst the crowd.

We believe there is a place for good-old-fashioned customer service on the Internet.  It's in our DNA.  Our different approach has made a big impression on our customers and a huge difference to their businesses. 

 

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Naturally Calm Limited trustpilot review

Having been messed around for almost 6 months by another company, my opinion of web-site developers in general was less than complimentary. Then, I contacted DotGo and met Josh! From the outset the team were everything I had hoped for, friendly, caring, professional and most of all understanding. They guided me through the entire process from the initial concept, onto writing with Martin and then site development and going live with Jessica. All the time keeping me closely involved and working with me to produce a site that truly reflects my business. Now set up, I have access to a superb bank of videos and customer support to help me whenever I have concerns or run into difficulty. I highly recommend DotGo to anyone looking for a professionally developed website. If like myself you are full of apprehension or uncertainty, give DotGo a call and you will be pleasantly surprised.

Louis Naturally Calm Limited

Kingsnorth Business Solutions trustpilot review

They are the most friendly, customer focused company I have ever come across. There was no pressure to get things done, even when my own work demanded all my attention. I would say, however, I may work with technology, but this was a whole new experience made all the more easier by the expert guidance of Jen. Thanks all

Ian Kingsnorth Business Solut...

Handmade by Yna trustpilot review

I could not be happier with the outcome of my website. Very professional, approachable and helpful team, I have learned a lot from them. I highly recommend! Thank you!

Dorina Handmade by Yna

Gardens Revived trustpilot review

The team at DotGO were professional, efficient and incredibly helpful with getting our website created. They handled all our questions and requests and provided an end result we are really happy with!

Andy Gardens Revived

Caribbean Sweetness trustpilot review

The service received from this company was first class, their designer Jessica worked with from the very beginning to the hand over. She was amazingly patient, listened to what I was hoping to achieve , made the vison a reality and produced the most wonderful visual website. I am absolutely smiling from ear to ear to see my vision materialised. I will without any doubt, recommend this company. Finally, as a new start-up, their pricing was affordable and this really was inline with my budget. Thanks Jessica.

Joan Caribbean Sweetness

Clean Surface Limited trustpilot review

I used dotgo to create my website and I found them to be nothing but professional and understanding in terms of how I wanted my website to be. I would definitely recommend them again, especially Faith who created my website and understood the assignment. From beginning to end they were nothing but helpful.

Shadene Clean Surface Limited

Cyber Support Online trustpilot review

We decided to have someone professional do our website and got in touch with DotGo. We were put in touch with Faith who created our website. We are so pleased we took the plunge as Faith and DotGo have been amazing. We have had so much help, no question was too silly and here we are with a fabulous result. We couldn't recommend DotGo and Faith enough.

Colette Cyber Support Online

Wee One trustpilot review

Amazing service and what a great team to work with! Fabio, Tara and Martin were just brilliant and couldn't have wished for more! A special mention to Tara who really listened, took our vision and made it a reality - we are over the moon with our new website. Would recommend DotGO 100% Thanks so much guys!

Gemma Wee One