Pilgrim’s Picks for June 7 – Google Favicon Edition



It’s going to reach 100F in Raleigh today. That means staying inside is pretty much the only thing to do today. So, seeing as I’m stuck inside, I thought I’d share some weekend Picks.

First up, Google has revealed the process it went through to come up with its new favicons:

There were, apparently, a whole bunch of rejects:

Anyway, it seems even Google’s not married to the new favicons. It’s seeking your suggestions too!

OK, on to other Picks…

  • http://searchengineland.com Danny Sullivan

    Now Andy, isn’t this the same story you were giving us twitters**t about writing? Welcome to the club :)

  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    @Danny – which story? The one that is mentioned as a Pick and not a dedicated article? The one that’s talking about the process behind it and the request for submissions as opposed to the fact that the favicon changed? ;-)

    Besides, the only complaint I had was that the whole world went crazy over a changed favicon, and even Techmeme went gaga over it.

  • http://www.flowww.com e. david zotter

    Isn’t the new google icon a cereal brand logo?

  • http://www.trexreviews.com trexpenn

    I actually don’t like their new favicon. I’d look to see more colors in it.

  • http://symbiancorner.blogspot.com Symbian

    It reminds me at&t logo changing.

    Symbian’s last blog post..Nokia S60 Symbian Windows Live client available in Europe

  • http://widestep.com Keylogger Guy

    I like the favicon with big G, small one is too small for this company :)

  • Alexi

    I think something with rainbows is in order. I don’t know why they didn’t go with the colorful capital G.

  • http://www.netage.co.za Goran Web Design

    I dont get why they changed the logo. I mean this G has nothing to do with their brand. You never too big for branding.

  • http://www.exposedseo.com seo dude

    I did a quick survey on the new favicon myself and 70 something % of my visitors did not like it. I think I am one of them.

    seo dude’s last blog post..Fun with Google suggestions

  • http://mba-geek.com Owen

    I think I agree with the general consensus .. there are quite a few better favicons than the one they are using …

    Owen’s last blog post..Misleading headlines: Lies, darned lies, and misrepresented statistics

  • http://www.jaankanellis.com Jaan Kanellis

    I just dont understand why would the use a lower case g when the logo uses an upper case G. Lets get some brand cohesiveness going here.

    Jaan Kanellis’s last blog post..Who Is The Best Looking Man of SEO?

  • http://mp3leben.com Tiffany

    I prefer with the colorful logo. But better use the upper case because it is already so Google.

  • http://www.forumistan.net forumistan

    They choose a smooth, simple, nice favicon.

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