icon ads?

October 17, 2007

What’s up with the icon trend? Most websites have icons (usually their logo) that display on your browser. You might notice it on yours. Check to the left of this URL on your search box, you should see the wordpress logo.

The code for that is (between your <head> tag):

<LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="directory/yourIcon.ICO">
(You can even put an animated gif! Sweetness.)

Lately, Google (and some other sites I’ve seen) has had icons that are different from their own. Has anyone else noticed this? I thought that maybe it could be that the icon stayed there because of the cache, but then sometimes I see icons for sites that I’ve never even been to.

Is this a new way of advertising that I don’t know about?



  1. i dont think so

  2. I thought so too, but it sometimes still happens. Maybe I’m just crazy (or my computer is). If there is no such thing as icon ads, someone should look into it; it could be a gold mine.
    Just remember where you heard it first! Don’t forget the little people!

  3. Thanks for sharing. i didn’t ever noticed about these logos, now i would do that.

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