How to Add Favicons to Google Sites

Some time ago, I talked about how to add an Apple Touch Icon to a Google Site. Today I want to show you how to add favicons to a Google Site. It is quick, easy, and a fun way to add some extra style to your website.

What is a Favicon? A favicon is a small icon associated with a website that you will see on every tab, and/or in the address bar next to the URL, depending on what browser you use. You can make your own favicon with any number of free favicon generators out there, but sometimes I just like to head over to and download one of their free, ready-made favicons.


Once you have the image you want, you first need to make sure that you have the filename correct. Google Sites only recognize favicons that are named favicon.ico. If you have it named as anything else, you will need to rename the file first, otherwise the standard Google Sites favicon will remain.

Next, go to More > Manage Site > Attachments > Upload and select your favicon. After that, you are done. You should see the favicon appear on the tab at the top of the page, or in the address bar of your browser within seconds.

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It is a very quick tweak, but another way that you can build Google Sites that don’t look like Google Sites. For a video walkthrough of this process, you can watch the awesome Stacy Behmer below:

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