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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Amazing experience from start to finish would recommend Dotgo to anyone. I love my new website.

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This the 2nd website DotGo have designed for me. My designer Jessica has been fantastic and built a great site, talked me through everything and has a great sense of humour. Andrew wrote my content after we spoke on the phone and again really pleased with the end result. I can not recommend this company enough, responsive and good at what they do. Thank you to everyone Jackie

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So happy with this experience So happy with this experience. The service, help and professionalism was outstanding. Thanks to all at Dotgo

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Stunning website and fantastic service DotGo have been fantastic every step of the way and Jessica produced a brilliant website for my business. The whole process is made simple and easy, merely have a vision for your website and they will do the rest. I couldn’t recommend them enough!

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Amazing company! Lovely people and great customer service. I can't rate them enough. My website is everything I've imagined and the support is exemplary!

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ARC Therapeutic Education trustpilot review

I found working with DotGo really helpful, supportive and positive. Initial conversations were reassuring, and it's been a truly collaborative process. Faith really listened to what was needed and was flexible and accommodating with suggestions for change. The service has been extremely professional. I would highly recommend them.

Tania ARC Therapeutic Education