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My other icon choiceI have just done up and changed my icon in the blogger template, so that the icon in the bookmark and browser is unique to my own site. Bluejar has a good write up on the 7 Reasons Favicons Increase Your Web Traffic.

Basically you have to do this 7 steps:

Step 1. Get an image done up of pixel size 16x16 or 32x32 in MS Paint or Photoshop.

Step 2. Download an icon converter to change the image to an icon with .ico extension. You can download it at www.download.com and look for the application "Imagicon". It's a relatively small application. Run the installation and open your image file with Imagicon and it will convert your image file to a .ico file.

Step 3. You have to find a place to upload the .ico file as both Flickr and Photobucket and many image sharing sites do not allow the upload. I did it with 100MB.com. Change your file name so that it becomes "favicons" with the ".ico" extension.

Step 4. Right click and copy the link location of your "favicon.ico" file.

Step 5. Open your blogger layout page and click edit html (make sure your save the template before you make any changes, in case you mess it up or accidentally deleted the coding within).

Step 6. Look for "< title > ........ < /title > " tag and paste this code one line below the two title tags:" < link href='Paste the URL location of your icon file (step 4)' rel='shortcut icon' type='image/vnd.microsoft.icon'/ > " Replace the words in red by pasting your url location which you copied in step 4.

Step 7. Save your template changes and see your newly minted icon change in your web browser. Enjoy!


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Heath. said...
December 23, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

THANKS MATE YOUR A GENIUS!!!

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