Ebay has it, Yahoo has it, Amazon has it, Domaining.com has it, NamePros.com, DNforum has it, Sedo has it, Afternic has it and DNoptimizers.com has it. If you do not know what it is then you need to read this entire post. You also have all weekend to make it happen for your site.
Does your website have it? Do you need it, how difficult is it to have one. So what is it? What is a Favicon?
A favicon (short for favorites icon), also known as a website icon, /files/includes/shortcut-icon.css, url icon, or bookmark icon is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage. A web designer can create such an icon and install it into a website (or webpage) by several means, and most graphical web browsers will then make use of it. Browsers that provide favicon support typically display a page’s favicon in the browser’s URL bar and next to the page’s name in a list of bookmarks. Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page’s favicon next to the page’s title. The Microsoft Windows Shell also uses favicon to represent “Internet shortcuts” to web pages.”
So the next question, do you need it?
Yes you do for branding purpose. Check out the Favicon of DNoptimizers.com, Pretty snazzy heh!
It is also cool because people like me who have many bookmarks below our browser, It makes it easy for me to list a lot more since for example I do not have to spell out Domaining, I just rename it to “D”. With Domaining’s distinctive Favicon, I can tell it anywhere without using up premium real estate.
Think about your favicon as your mini logo. The mini-me of your logo or that distinct part of your logo.
You probably just looked up at SkyDomains and wondering why the Favicon is so plain.
Well for now that is what it is. SkyDomains favicon is a work in progress.
This entire post was originally intended for the blog post of “DNoptimizers The Blog” So if you want to learn how to make a favicon, there is a FREE tutorial at DNoptimizers.com for that. In just 9 easy steps you could be smiling at your new favicon. We trimmed all the fat– trust me.
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