Ben over at Binary Moon has written a post about driving traffic away from your website. I love posts like these that help you avoid pitfalls that you might come across, or already be doing.
He lists some of my top annoyances in his post like:
Snap.com previews. Snap.com offer a way to add “previews” to external websites you link to on your pages. By previews I mean tiny screenshots that pop up on mouse over. In my mind they offer no value to visitors whatsoever. All they do is slow down the page load, and get in the way of the content I actually want to read. There is a way to remove them but it relies on cookies in your browser, this seems cumbersome to me so I used the Adblock Firefox extension to block their entire domain. No Snap.com for me thank you very much. And thankfully, I’m not the only person who dislikes them – Lorelle, and many others have the same opinions.
Read the full list of reasons over on Binary Moon.