How to use Suggested Sites in Internet Explorer 9

Suggested Sites is an online service used by Windows Internet Explorer 9 that recommends websites you might like based on the websites you visit most.

To turn on Suggested Sites and view them on a webpage

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Favorites button, and then, at the bottom of Favorites Center, click Turn on Suggested Sites.

  3. In the Suggested Sites dialog box, click Yes.

Note

  • To turn off Suggested Sites, click the Tools button Picture of the Tools button, point to File, and then clear Suggested Sites.

To add the Suggested Sites Web Slice

After you turn on Suggested Sites, you can click the Suggested Sites Web Slice on the Favorites bar to see website suggestions based on the webpage in the current tab.

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Favorites button Picture of the Favorites button, and then, at the bottom of Favorites Center, click See Suggested Sites.

    Note

    • If you haven't turn on Suggested sites, you need to click Turn on Suggested Sites, and then click Yes.

  3. On the Suggested Sites webpage, scroll to the bottom, and then click Add Suggested Sites to your Favorites Bar.

  4. In the Internet Explorer dialog box, click Add to Favorites Bar.

For more information about using Web Slices, see Using Web Slices in Internet Explorer 9.

Note

  • When you turn on Suggested Sites, your web browsing history is sent to Microsoft, where it's saved and compared to a frequently updated list of related websites. You can choose to stop Internet Explorer from sending your web browsing history to Microsoft at any time. You can also delete individual entries from your history at any time. Deleted entries won't be used to provide you with suggestions for other websites, although they will be retained by Microsoft for a period of time to help improve our products and services, including this feature. For more information on what data Suggested Sites sends to Microsoft and how it's used, read the Internet Explorer Privacy Statement online.