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Google will soon roll out a new look for search results which includes favicons in SERPs.

The website name and its favicon will appear at the top of the results card, as shown in the image above.

“With this new design, a website’s branding can be front and center, helping you better understand where the information is coming from and what pages have what you’re looking for.”

Google says this new look is helpful to searchers as they can more easily scan the page of results and decide which source to get their information from.

Here are the Google favicons guidelines, in case you have missed them:

  • Both the favicon file and the home page must be crawlable by Google (that is, they cannot be blocked to Google).
  • Your favicon should be a visual representation of your website’s brand, in order to help users quickly identify your site when they scan through search results.
  • Your favicon should be a multiple of 48px square, for example: 48x48px, 96x96px, 144x144px and so on. SVG files, of course, do not have a specific size. Any valid favicon format is supported. Google will rescale your image to 16x16px for use in search results, so make sure that it looks good at that resolution. Note: do not provide a 16x16px favicon.
  • The favicon URL should be stable (don’t change the URL frequently).
  • Google will not show any favicon that it deems inappropriate, including pornography or hate symbols (for example, swastikas). If this type of imagery is discovered within a favicon, Google will replace it with a default icon.

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    Google will soon roll out a new look for search results which includes favicons in SERPs.

    The website name and its favicon will appear at the top of the results card, as shown in the image above.

    “With this new design, a website’s branding can be front and center, helping you better understand where the information is coming from and what pages have what you’re looking for.”

    Google says this new look is helpful to searchers as they can more easily scan the page of results and decide which source to get their information from.

    Here are the Google favicons guidelines, in case you have missed them:

  • Both the favicon file and the home page must be crawlable by Google (that is, they cannot be blocked to Google).
  • Your favicon should be a visual representation of your website’s brand, in order to help users quickly identify your site when they scan through search results.
  • Your favicon should be a multiple of 48px square, for example: 48x48px, 96x96px, 144x144px and so on. SVG files, of course, do not have a specific size. Any valid favicon format is supported. Google will rescale your image to 16x16px for use in search results, so make sure that it looks good at that resolution. Note: do not provide a 16x16px favicon.
  • The favicon URL should be stable (don’t change the URL frequently).
  • Google will not show any favicon that it deems inappropriate, including pornography or hate symbols (for example, swastikas). If this type of imagery is discovered within a favicon, Google will replace it with a default icon.

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    Google will soon roll out a new look for search results which includes favicons in SERPs.

    The website name and its favicon will appear at the top of the results card, as shown in the image above.

    “With this new design, a website’s branding can be front and center, helping you better understand where the information is coming from and what pages have what you’re looking for.”

    Google says this new look is helpful to searchers as they can more easily scan the page of results and decide which source to get their information from.

    Here are the Google favicons guidelines, in case you have missed them:

  • Both the favicon file and the home page must be crawlable by Google (that is, they cannot be blocked to Google).
  • Your favicon should be a visual representation of your website’s brand, in order to help users quickly identify your site when they scan through search results.
  • Your favicon should be a multiple of 48px square, for example: 48x48px, 96x96px, 144x144px and so on. SVG files, of course, do not have a specific size. Any valid favicon format is supported. Google will rescale your image to 16x16px for use in search results, so make sure that it looks good at that resolution. Note: do not provide a 16x16px favicon.
  • The favicon URL should be stable (don’t change the URL frequently).
  • Google will not show any favicon that it deems inappropriate, including pornography or hate symbols (for example, swastikas). If this type of imagery is discovered within a favicon, Google will replace it with a default icon.

  • Google Mobile First Indexing Has Arrived

    Google has announced that starting 1 July, all new websites would be analysed and ranked on Search on the basis of “mobile-first indexing”.

    “Mobile-first indexing” means Google would consider the mobile version of any new website for evaluating, indexing and ranking the site, instead of the desktop version which was used primarily.

    “We’re happy to announce that ‘mobile-first indexing’ will be enabled by default for all new, previously unknown to Google Search websites, starting 1 July, 2019,” John Mueller, Developer Advocate, Google, wrote in a blog-post on Tuesday.

    For older and existing websites, Google would determine their readiness for “mobile-first indexing” based on the parity of content including text, images, videos, links and structured data as well as other meta-data-like titles and descriptions.

    “We will notify them through Search Console once they’re seen as being ready. Since the default state for new websites will be ‘mobile-first indexing’, there’s no need to send a notification,” Mueller said.

    Google said it is pleased to see that “mobile-first indexing” has come a long way.

    “We’re happy to see how the web has evolved from being focused on desktop to becoming mobile-friendly, and now to being mostly crawlable and indexable with mobile user-agents,” Muller said.

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    Google will soon roll out a new look for search results which includes favicons in SERPs. The website name and its favicon will appear at the top of the results card, as shown in the image above. “With this new design, a website’s branding can be front and center, helping you better understand where the […]

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    Google will soon roll out a new look for search results which includes favicons in SERPs. The website name and its favicon will appear at the top of the results card, as shown in the image above. “With this new design, a website’s branding can be front and center, helping you better understand where the […]

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