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Can you help me find some examples of sites with "Looks like it's your first time here" messages?

I'm looking for some examples of websites that display messages along the lines of "Looks like this is your first time here... would you like some help getting started?" whenever it is detected that it is a user's first visit. (Generally through the use of cookies, I'd imagine.)

Googling for things like "looks like it's your first time here" or "first visit message" has given me some good results, but I'm really looking for bigger-name sites that might do this. Retail sites, in particular, would be lovely.

A couple of examples, in case my description wasn't clear:

http://www.smallfuel.com/blog/entry/small-business-marketing-101/
http://www.blogforprofit.com/seo/how-should-you-name-your-blog/

(I know those look SEO-happy, but I swear they're not mine. This question is legitimate, I promise.)

Thanks! Sorry if this has been axed before, google mefi search makes dupe-sniffing harder.
posted by SpiffyRob to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Facebook does it. It also notifies your first few friends that you're new and asks them to help introduce you to the site.
posted by Science! at 8:30 AM on February 9, 2009


stackoverflow.com
posted by H. Roark at 8:39 AM on February 9, 2009


Stack Overlfow has one. Just a bar at the top.
posted by borkencode at 8:40 AM on February 9, 2009


Get Rich Slowly has a message like that. It looks like a good way to invite new users to check out his "about me" page.
posted by siclik at 9:02 AM on February 9, 2009


Reddit does this with a brief introductory note at the top.
posted by pocams at 9:02 AM on February 9, 2009


NetSuite does this. Your first visit takes you to their corporate site. If you're a NetSuite customer already and click the Customer Login link, the next visit to their homepage takes you directly to the customer login, skipping their corporate site. It's not otherwise obvious, though.
posted by odinsdream at 9:06 AM on February 9, 2009


Utrecht Art Supplies has a big welcome-and-save-10% message on their home screen for first timers.
posted by niles at 10:00 AM on February 9, 2009


The NIH awards made database, CRISP does this intercept on first visit, but this is just a temporary thing because of the transition to a new interface.
posted by clerestory at 10:04 AM on February 9, 2009


Thanks everyone. Exactly what I was looking for. Best answers for all!
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:46 AM on February 10, 2009


Even me!
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:46 AM on February 10, 2009


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