If you're doing any of this stuff on your website, you're doing it wrong:
- As I scroll down an article, and about halfway down, a box appears in the lower-right corner, trying to recommend other things to me that I'm not interested in. All you did was distract me from reading.
- The little 'Feedback' button that appears on the left-hand side of lots of websites these days. How many people are really using that thing to leave feedback to you? All I see it doing is getting in the way of other stuff on the site, so thanks for that.
- Adding extra content to the clipboard when the user copies text from the site. "Discover more content here! [link]" Not cool.
- A smaller margin for your actual content than what's being used for advertisements.
- Navigation toolbars that wait until you've scrolled down a little, then whiz down to wherever you stop at. Haha! How quirky and cute and not annoying at all!
- Infinitely-scrolling pages that keep adding more content as I scroll, when I'm just trying to reach the navigational links at the bottom of the page.
- If I go to your site from my phone, and it pops up a "CHECK OUT OUR IPHONE APP!" ad that I have to get rid of before reaching the site itself, that's an immediate sign that whatever I was about to read is worthless and I close the page immediately.
- More than two share buttons (preferably none, though).
- "Slideshows" that are really just 9 different pages that each have a meager description of the photo, just so you can get more pageviews.
- Such bad adherence to basic web standards that even Instapaper and Evernote can't parse your awful website into something legible.
There, I feel better.