Getting Started With Sticky Bars

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Sticky bars are banners that appear above or below a page's content. They're available for both desktop and mobile landing pages.

This article will help you out with:

Ready to create your first sticky bar? Let's go! 


Pro Tip

Check out these best practice/feature guides for some tips and tricks on getting the best conversion rate possible for your sticky bars:


Building your Sticky Bar

This feature is available for all paid plans.

Before you begin, you can ensure you're using an Unbounce-compatible browser to create your sticky bar by hopping over to Supported Browsers for Building/Viewing Your Content.

  1. Click "Create New" from the All Pages screen.
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  2. Select "Sticky Bar" under "Pick a content type".
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  3. Select a template from our assortment of popup templates (or click "Start with a Black Page" if you prefer).
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    Need some inspiration before you get started? Mosey on over to the One-Stop Popup Shop to check out use cases, success stories, and tips and tricks for creating the ultimate popup and sticky bar strategy.
  4. Name your page to suit your campaign and click "Start with this Template".
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  5. Click "Top" or "Bottom" to set your sticky bar to stick to the top or bottom of your web page.
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  6. Design your sticky bar however you'd like, using the "Desktop" and "Mobile" toggle buttons to switch between Desktop and Mobile versions of your sticky bar. If you're new to the Unbounce Builder, check out "Working with the Unbounce Builder" for some pointers!

    You can copy and paste elements directly from your Unbounce landing pages to your sticky bars.

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  7. When you're done, click "Save".
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  8. Click "Publish" from the "Popups & Sticky Bars Overview" page to publish your changes. 
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  9. Click "Copy" to grab your embed code.
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  10. Before you publish your Popup or Sticky Bar, you’ll want to install this embed code to your page. Follow these steps for instructions on installing your embed code in GTM (Google Tag Manager), Magento, Shopify, Unbounce, or WordPress. Follow these steps for instructions on installing your embed code anywhere else.

Setting URL Targeting

  1. Enter the domain where you'd like your sticky bar to appear (aka: your web page's address). Don't worry about including "http"/"https".
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  2. Select the page(s) of your domain where you'd like your sticky bar to be shown.
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  3. You can also select the page(s) of your domain on which you would like your sticky bar not to show.
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  4. Click the "Publish" button at the top of your screen.
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    Don't worry! Even when published, your sticky bar won’t be live until you install your Popup or Sticky Bar.

Setting the Trigger and Frequency

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Note

Trigger on Exit is only available on desktop and will not work on touch-screen devices. All other triggers are available on both desktop and mobile.

Note

Known Issue: Auto-play for video backgrounds and embedded videos are currently not firing correctly for "Timed" and "On Exit" triggers.

  1. In the Trigger section, choose when your sticky bar will be triggered:
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    Note

    Trigger on Exit: ("When a visitor tries to exit the page") allows your popup to be triggered by cursor movements that signal a page exit (e.g., mouse movement out of the browser window). 

    Trigger-on-exit popups will launch 1.5 seconds after a cursor moves to the left, right, or bottom borders of the screen, and they will launch immediately when a cursor moves up into the first 20 pixels at the top of a user's browser.

    The trigger will be cancelled by scrolling or the cursor re-entering the middle of the screen.

     

    Note

    Trigger on Scroll Up: ("When a visitor scrolls up the page") allows your Popup or Sticky Bar to be triggered the first time a user scrolls up your page.

    Note

    Trigger on Click: ("When a visitor clicks an element with [ ] of [ ]") allows your popup to be triggered with a clickable element on your website, such as a button, a text link, or a photo. 

    To enable this feature, find the Selector, ID, or Class that is already being used for the element to which you would like to attach your popup. Keep in mind that if multiple elements are using the same Selector/ID/Class they will all trigger the popup when clicked. 

    If your trigger element has a default click action (for example, a link to another page), this will still fire in addition to your popup being triggered.

  2. In the Frequency section, choose how often your sticky bar will be shown to visitors:
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  3. Click the "Publish" button at the top of your screen.
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    Don't worry! Even when published, your sticky bar won’t be live until you install your Popup or Sticky Bar.


Enabling the Form Confirmation Dialog Auto-Close Option

What’s even cooler than Inspector Gadget’s secret messages that would self-destruct after being read?
A form confirmation dialog that auto-closes after a visitor converts!

  1. In the Form Confirmation Dialog tab for your form, click the "Close dialog after ____ seconds" box under the "Behavior" section.
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  2. Enter the number of seconds you wish your form confirmation dialog to wait after being triggered before automatically closing, and click Save to lock in your changes.
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  3. You're done! Your form confirmation dialog will now automatically close after your visitor converts, without them needing to manually dismiss the message.

Next Up: Check out Targeting Your Popups/Sticky Bars!


Glossary Terms

Popups & Sticky Bars: Conversion tools that allow you to show relevant, value-driven offers to targeted web page visitors.

Frequency: How often your Popup or Sticky Bar will appear.

Trigger: When your Popup or Sticky Bar will appear.

Known Issues

  • Auto-play for video backgrounds and embedded videos are currently not firing correctly for "Timed" and "On Exit" triggers.

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