Sayonara, Snap Previews

Since installing Snap Preview my web logs have been going haywire. I appears that my blog is visited every time someone hovers over a hyperlink. As you can see below, this creates tons of “direct” (non-referred) hits from Los Angeles which messes with my logs.


I’ve tried asking Snap support for help but they don’t seem to understand my problem. The feature is superfluous enough that I think my readers can live without it.

Arivaderci, Snap!

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About Brian Damage:

Who is Brian really?
I live in Toronto, Canada, and work for an IT firm. That's about as much real-world info I'm comfortable divulging here. What you read on my blog is the real Brian, but, for the sake of freedom of speech, I feel most comfortable leaving a gulf between my cyberspace and meatspace personae.

Who is Brian at work?
My ridiculous job title is "Marketing Specialist" since I wear so many hats at work. I'm a technical writer, a specialist in enterprise search technologies, an electronic forms designer, a newsletter author, system administrator... but I'm in the Marketing department so for the time being I'm stuck with this inauspicious title.

Who is Brian at play?

Who is Brian

2 replies on “Sayonara, Snap Previews”

I’m giving your suggestion a shot. I’ve noticed presumably one hit per preview from so I’ve filtered those hits from my Google Analytics log analyses. Hopefully that’ll do that trick!

I emailed Snap support after noticing the inflated logs but they didn’t seem to understand what I was asking of them. I’d requested an IP range to filter, not realizing Google Analytics allows me to filter by domain.

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