Pinning gives your site a front row seat.

Your site feels more like a native app in Internet Explorer 9 through pinning. Discover a new way to get more results from your Windows 7 users on the web, reaching nearly 35% in the USA and over 21% worldwide.

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Grow engagement by 50% when your site is pinned

Grow engagement by 50% when your site is pinned

Pinning gets powerful results

When users pin your site, they visit more often, spend more time and go deeper. That means you get more site impact, like ad revenue, purchases, paid subscriptions or whatever you want your users to do more of. Start with the best parts of your site and then use pinning capabilities to grab attention and pull your users in.

Pinning idea starters

Use these quick idea starters to see how to get the most out of your site with pinning:

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Taking advantage of pinning on your site is easy. All the HTML and JavaScript code you need is here. Or use the pinify jQuery plugin to make it even easier.

Gilt Pinning Example
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Create a hi-res favicon

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Your site's logo lights-up on the Windows taskbar when it’s high-resolution. When users pin your site, they become your most loyal customers. Give them a one-click experience that brings them back again and again. Convert your current logo into a favicon here into all the sizes you’ll need in minutes and a few lines of code.

Click on the gears to the left to use x-icon editor and get the basic code for enhancing your site with pinning. Want some examples? See other sites below.

Examples

Rotten Tomatoes Jump List Example
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Add a Jump List

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Your site is more than a home page. You have great content but users don’t always get to it. Inspire them to go deeper with Jump Lists. There are two types:

  • Static Jump List: Use these to promote the most common places you want your users to go
  • Dynamic Jump List: Use these to get creative, pulling your users in with the latest articles, personalized deals, or trending topics

You may also use the x-icon editor from the previous step to create your Jump List icons.

Click on the gears to the left to get the basic code for adding a Jump List.

Examples

Notifications Example
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Set-up Notifications

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How do you catch user attention when they’re not actively browsing your site? Pull them with a timely notification. Use an icon overlay when new content is available or flash the taskbar to show when user action is requested just like an app.

You may also use the x-icon editor from the previous step to create your overlay icons.

Click the gears to the left to get the code for notifications.

note: for notifications to appear the pinned site must be running and minimized.

Examples

Preview Control Example
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Use thumbnail preview controls

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Take your site a step farther towards a native app by allowing your user to control the site from outside the browser. Make it more social or media-friendly.

You may also use the x-icon editor from the previous step to create your thumbnail preview controls.

Click the gears to the left to get the basic code for adding thumb bar controls.

Examples

Top hat Push-up
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Let users discover it

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If pinning delivers up to a 200% increase in site engagement, then you want users to discover how to do it. And when you show them on your site, up to 35% do it. Use a jQuery plug-in to have it test-ready in minutes and only show it to IE9 users. Choose one of our ideas below to customize it with your our site logo.

Click the green buttons below to turn on the examples live in this site.

Pinned users stayed 103% longer. the KILLERS
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Measure your success

Now that you have implemented pinning on your site, measure the results it gets in a few simple steps. Use your current tracking system to make implementation as simple as possible. If you don’t have one currently, we’ll show how to set a new one up. WebTrends, Google Analytics, and Omniture are all able to track these Internet Explorer 9 pinning capabilities and compare them.

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Notifications Example
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Share and promote

Want to put your site where 25 million users monthly visit? Give it a presence on the IE Gallery where top sites like Facebook, Twitter, and eBay are. Share the experience you’ve built here.