We Do Web Stuff

Call us 877.814.7485

The Forbin Blog

Jul 20

How to Respond to a Negative Comment on Social Media [5 Tips]

Posted by vgmforbin in 5 in 5

5in5-negative-posts

For many business owners, the worst thing that can happen on social media is a negative review or comment. They may as well have shouted bad things about you on a crowded street corner.

 

While this may not seem like a positive event, you need to view it as a chance to let your customer service skills show through.  Today’s 5-in-5 looks at how you should respond in these types of situations.

 

(more…)

Jul 20

What to Post on Social Media [5 Tips]

Posted by vgmforbin in 5 in 5

5in5-SM-Posts

Trying to figure out what to post on social media is not always an easy job, even for those of us who do it every day. It’s a constant battle between pushing your business goals and posting things you think your followers will want to engage with.

 

Today’s 5-in-5 offers up some quick tips for filling out your social posting calendar and generating ideas.

 

(more…)

Jul 15

4 Reasons Why Content & Design Should be Developed Together

Posted by vgmforbin in Web Development

4 reasons why content and design go together

“I want our new website to look amazing!”

What customer hasn’t said this phrase at some point during the development of their website? Of course, a clean, modern looking website is a great marketing tool to have. But the “look” isn’t the only thing you should be concerned with when developing or considering a new website.

 

The words deserve some of your time as well. A website with great design and terrible content is just like a lemon at a used car dealership: lots of flair, but low performance.

(more…)

Jul 14

Tech Tuesday: 2016 POTUS Hopefuls & Net Neutrality, Flying Through our Galaxy and MORE

Posted by vgmforbin in Tech Tuesday

VGM Forbin Tech Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, meaning it is once again time for a wrap-up of awesome and amazing stories in the world of web and tech that you should know. In today’s Tech Tuesday, we look at:

  • The 2016 presidential hopefuls and their views of net neutrality
  • A plateau in sales of tablets worldwide
  • An app that assists you in taking your medications
  • Taking flight through our galaxy’s cosmic dust
  • Putting your old smartphones and tablets to work to boost your productivity

(more…)

Jul 9

A Sea of Changes: Recent Updates on “the Big 4” Social Media Platforms

Posted by vgmforbin in Social Media

When running a profile or considering a leap into social media, it's best to know what recent changes have been made.

Social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, are always prone to changes.

The world of social media is often unpredictable, except for one thing: it is constantly changing. Like the restless waters of the open ocean, best practices, features and even social media platforms themselves ebb and flow.

(more…)

Jul 9

The Choice: How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business

Posted by vgmforbin in Social Media

There are dozens of social media networks available, so how do you know which is best for your business?

There are dozens of social media networks available, so how do you know which is best for your business?

At one time, social media was considered a fad. It would die out in a couple of years, and we’d move on to the next best thing. The same things were said about the Internet; it now plays a larger part in our lives every day.

(more…)

Jun 9

Tech Tuesday: Apple iOS9, Google Soli, the NTSB, the Internet of Hacks and 12 Internet Experiences You’ll Never Have Again

Posted by vgmforbin in Tech Tuesday

VGM Forbin Tech Tuesday

It’s Tech Tuesday again, meaning it’s the best day of the week to get your dose of web and tech news you should know. In today’s post, we cover everything from mobile and interactive news to online security, auto safety and a little bit of Internet humor.

 

[Mobile] Apple Announces iOS9, Which Offers Plenty of Tweaks

The announcement of a new operating systems for its phones and tablets is nothing new for Apple. However, its latest “OS” features plenty of tweaks that hint that the “home screen” may be becoming obsolete. >>

 

[Interactive] Google’s Project Soli is Taking Tech to New Heights of Interactivity

Google's Soli Project uses radar to harness small hand movements.

What would it be like to control the volume of your radio by simply moving your fingers like you’re turning a volume knob? Google’s “Project Soli” is examining how to make movements like this and more possible using an old technology: radar. >>

 

[Auto Tech] NTSB Calling for Standardization of Collision Avoidance Tech

We’ve all seen the touching commercials where an auto manufacturer shows off their latest collision avoidance system. However, a shockingly small percentage of this technology comes standard in vehicles. The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for this life-saving technology to be standard in more cars, trucks and SUVs. >>

 

[Security] Is the Global Internet One Huge, Hackable Network?

While we may think of the Internet as a sleek, streamlined network that works seamlessly all the time, the truth is that it’s closer to a bunch of patches that were meant to be short-term fixes. This leaves the entire Internet vulnerable. >>

 

[Internet Humor] You’ll Never Encounter these 12 Internet Experiences Again

A lot of things have changed with the Internet since it first became a widespread tool. There are many things we’ll never go through again (thankfully), like these 12 archaic Internet experiences of the 90s and early 2000s. >>

Jun 4

[Guide] The Whys and Hows of Creating an Employee Social Media Policy

Posted by vgmforbin in Social Media

Does your company have an employee social media policy in place?

Does your company have an employee social media policy in place?

Social media has been called a lot of things. One of the favorites over the past couple of years has been to refer to networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as the “new word of mouth.”  But when you think about the phrase “word of mouth,” does it conjure up images of people singing your praises or two characters from “Desperate Housewives” gossiping about another character on the show?

 

The point is, what happens on social media has a large bearing on your company’s reputation. This includes what your employees are saying and doing.

 

(more…)

Jun 4

Astronauts, Content Strategy & Enthusiastic Selfies: Confab Conference 2015

Posted by vgmforbin in Forbin Events

The only somewhat-normal picture from the conference, which of course was photobombed by Kristina Halvorson.

The only somewhat-normal picture from the conference, which of course was photobombed by Kristina Halvorson.

When was the last time you were encouraged to take and post “enthusiastic selfies?”

 

(more…)

Jun 2

Tech Tuesday: Twitter’s a Winner, Facebook is the Best, Apple Music Streaming and Other Tech & Web Stories to Know!

Posted by vgmforbin in Tech Tuesday

VGM Forbin Tech Tuesday

 

Happy Tuesday, and welcome another Tech Tuesday post. Today’s list of articles is jam-packed with exciting tidbits and awesome stories, such as:

  • Twitter is a winner with salespeople
  • Facebook is the go-to for over 50% of social marketers
  • Google takes kids on field trips around the world
  • Apple to launch a streaming music service
  • Foreign Internet access is still an uphill battle
  • Google makes adjusting online privacy settings easier

 

Read on for your weekly dose of tech and web-related awesomeness!

(more…)

Page 1 of 1212345...10...Last »

Request a quote

Please describe your project fully so we can follow up with a more accurate quote.

I need an update!

If you need to upload or add a document, image, etc. - please email web updates directly to attach your documents.