Wipe Out Favorites from Safari
The folks over at Lifehacker wrote a short piece
on how to get rid of those pesky frequently visited sites that Safari tracks and saves for you. Along the way they mentioned favorite sites that show up when you open a new tab in Safari. These favorites need a little more explanation. We're talking about the square icons you see when you open a new favorites tab (tap the +) in Safari:
The icons you see here represent folders of favorites
and individual sites. I collected related sites into folders and often open these folders to find a site I want. You can delete any of these "favorite" sites or favorite folders by touching and holding on the icon and choosing the Delete option. Here's an old site I really don't need anymore.
You may also see frequently visited sites in a section just below these favorites. You can remove any of these frequently visited sites the same way, or turn this feature off in Safari Settings so you (and others) never see them.