Time For Google To Update Your Favicon In Search?

May 30, 2019 - 7:45 am 2 by

Google Clock

I've been covering the favicon change in the search results almost every day since it launched but a new question SEOs want to know is how long would it take Google to update the favicon they display in the mobile search results for your site after you change it. For the most part it seems like most SEOs said it takes around 24 hours, sometimes less.

The guidelines specifically say "Google will look for and update your favicon whenever it crawls your home page. If you make changes to your favicon and want to inform Google about the changes, you can request indexing of your site's homepage. Updates can take a few days or longer to appear in search results."

But some are saying it has been over 24 hours and still not favicon change.

Of course, Google needs to crawl and process the new favicon and that, for some sites, can take time. But savvy SEOs make sure to use Google Search Console to push Google to recrawl sooner. And even after that, sometimes the icon is not updated within a day.

Here are some tweets from the community on how long it is or has taken:

So overall, for the most part, it seems pretty quick. It seems most sites are updated within 24 hours.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Search Ranking Volatility, Site Reputation Abuse Enforcement & Pichai On Search Quality - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Google Updates

Continued Heated Google Search Ranking Volatility Through May 16th

May 16, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Ads

Google Local Service Ads Tests Message Multiple Businesses

May 16, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Sites Hit By Helpful Content Update Could See Improvements With Next Core Update If...

May 16, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Is Service Areas A New Google Local Ranking Factor?

May 16, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google AdSense

Google AdSense Will Not Change Minimum Reporting Thresholds

May 16, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Google Chrome Omnibox Image Thumbnails In Search Suggestions