Would you like to have your logo next to your URL in a browser’s address bar? In this post discover how easy it is to install a favicon to your blog.
Install a Favicon in WordPress
A favicon helps your audience to easily recognize your artist blog and website. New visitors will also build an immediate recognition of your favicon. This is one more way you can build brand awareness.
What is a Favicon?
A favicon is a small image that represents your artist blog or website. They are often found in address bars and bookmarks in web browsers.
What is the best type of image for a favicon?
Many web designers recommend using the Microsoft ICO format but most browsers will recognize JPG, PNG, and GIF
Common sizes for favicons are:
- 16 x 16
- 32 x 32
- 48 x 48
- 64 x 64
- 128 x 128
Why Should Your Artist Blog Have a Favicon
There are more and more artists starting to sell their artwork online every day.
You must build brand awareness and separate yourself from the competition.
Using a Favicon is one way to make it easy for your audience to recognize you.
Many users have multiple tabs open in their browser window. Having several tabs open will hide the titles of the websites in the browser bar. A favicon will help your audience to identify your artist blog and allow them to quickly switch to your site.
Create an image of your logo, initials or picture. The image should be a square that is 512px. I used PicMonkey to create my favicon.
Here are some other options available for creating favicons.
Favicon.cc allows you to design a favicon from scratch or import an image you already have saved on your PC.
Genfavicon is a free online tool that converts any image to a favicon.
Favicon-generator converts JPG, PNG, and Gif formats to a .ico file.
How to Add a Favicon to Your Artist Blog
After you have created your favicon image, log into your WordPress dashboard.
Hover over Appearance on the left sidebar.
Click Site Identity
Click Site Icon
This page is where you will upload the favicon you have created.
Your WordPress site will allow you to crop the image if it exceeds the recommended size. Once your image is uploaded, click Save.
It might take some time before your Favicon will show in the address bar.
Artist Blog – Building Brand Awareness
There is a great opportunity for you to sell your art to people around the world.
Just because it is possible and many artists are doing it does not mean that it is easy.
You will have to build brand awareness and make an online presence that will make it easy for your target audience to find you.
You now know different options for creating a favicon, favicon sizes, and how to install a favicon to your WordPress Blog. It is time to take action and add a favicon to your site. This is one more step for you to take that will help you to be noticed online.
You want to do everything that you can to stand out in the crowd. Adding a favicon is one way to start building brand awareness.
Did you find it easy to install a favicon?
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- Digital Content Marketing – What Artists Need to Know
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- Art Branding Basics Increase your Art Sales
- 19 Productive Tips for the Selling Artist
- 5 Reasons Artists Should Blog
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