Favicon

A favicon is a small image displayed in the snippet in Yandex search results, next to the site address in the browser's address bar, and next to the site name in Favorites or Bookmarks in the web browser.

Example of favicons:

Example of favicons displayed in the search results:

  1. Favicon requirements
  2. How can favicons be displayed in Yandex services?
  3. How do I edit or delete a favicon?

Favicon requirements

Size: 120 × 120, 32 × 32, or 16 × 16 pixels.

Format: SVG (recommended), ICO, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and BMP. Animation is not supported.

Tip. Use 120 × 120 pixels or SVG format to make the site logo clearer and more noticeable in Yandex services.

How do I install a favicon?

How can favicons be displayed in Yandex services?

Any favicon that is accessible to the robot and meets the requirements of the service where it's going to be shown, can be used for display. So, if you have several favicons of different sizes or formats on your site, Yandex services can use any of them.

To display it in search results and advertising campaigns, the robot can download the favicon from the apple-touch-icon tag. If the robot can't access the site during indexing, it might download the hosting favicon from the site's parked page. As a result, search results might show something other than your favicon.

How do I edit or delete a favicon?

To change the favicon in the search results, update the favicon on the site. To delete the favicon from the search, delete the file from the site.

Changes will take effect within two weeks after the next robot crawl.

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If you followed all the guidelines for favicon placement, it should be indexed and appear in search results within about two weeks.


The favicon might disappear from search if it wasn't added to the database during the latest update. This is possible if the favicon, site, or host was unavailable during indexing by the special robot.

Also make sure that the favicon is placed correctly. If it is specified correctly, wait for the next update of the favicon database, which takes about two weeks.


This may happen if:

  • Different site favicons are placed at different URLs. If a site can be accessed at URLs with or without the "www" prefix and over both the HTTPS and HTTP protocols, make sure that the favicon is the same everywhere, or that it is the correct one to index for each of the sites.
  • The site is temporarily unavailable. In this case, the robot might download the hosting favicon from the site's parked page.

If these causes are resolved and you've followed the guidelines for placing the favicon, the changes will appear in search results within two weeks after they are crawled by the robot.