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Slow Internet Connection Driving You Crazy?

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In this day and age, the internet is considered a necessity. Nearly everything we do has ties to the World Wide Web. Downloading, streaming, and browsing are everyday activities. Whether you use the internet for work, pleasure, or something in-between, a slow internet connection can disrupt your entire day.

Don’t let a slow connection drive you crazy. Learn how to test your connection and determine exactly what the problem is.

Unfortunately, a number of things can cause a slow connection. It could be your Wi-Fi router, it could be your service provider, it could be your machine, and it could be the websites you are trying to access. To determine exactly what might be causing your problem, try the following steps.

Don't let a slow internet connection drive you crazy. Learn how to troubleshoot the problem and find solutions fast. #goobertips Click To Tweet

5 Twitter Profiles to Visit When You’ve Had a Bad Day

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Social Media is more than just a way to keep in contact with your Great Aunt Lil living in Florida. Social Media is an excellent opportunity for networking, advertising your business, saving memories, and, of course, laughing after you’ve had a bad day.

Scrolling through your newsfeed on Twitter is no guarantee that you’ll find something funny. In fact, after a bad day, scrolling through your feed could be a very bad idea. A symphony of political rants and advertisements for mattresses or meal-prep services could make your day even worse.

Avoid the sound. Go straight to the source of entertainment. If you’re having a bad day, visit these Twitter profiles. We guarantee you’ll laugh. Follow them for a steady source of entertainment in your newsfeed from now on.

If you’re having a bad day, visit our favorite Twitter profiles. We guarantee you’ll laugh. #smm #goobertips @MoonPie @DennysDiner @Wendys @MerriamWebster Click To Tweet

How Our Lives Changes After Purchasing a Google Home

Google Home

Techno Goober employs a brother-sister team. One tech and one amazing (and very humble) writer. Recently, a client approached Tech Steve (my brother) and asked about installing a Google Home.

The client wanted to know: Is Google Home worth it?

The product boasts voice-controlled services like music control, TV control, shopping lists, phone calls, texting, and smart home features like turning lights on and off. We all know that products may boast amazing services, but are the services really all that special?

Is the #GoogleHome really worth it? Our expert opinion says yes! Hint: Try asking Google to tell you a riddle. Click To Tweet

Our Love Affair with Yext

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In honor of our 1-Year Anniversary with Yext, here’s a post about how much we love them. As of February 1st, our company has had a service agreement with Yext for a full year. It has changed the way we run our business and the way we pitch new services to clients. Most importantly, it’s been an incredible asset to our clients.

This isn’t Paid Advertising I promise.

Ok, I got a little carried away there, but Yext truly has been an amazing service addition to Techno Goober. They offer a variety of services that fit right in with our robust web management offerings. Our clients (and our own web presence) have benefited greatly from our relationship with Yext.

If you aren't using @Yext, then your business could be suffering. The kicker? You might not even know. #goobertips Click To Tweet

Phrases We Fear in Web Development

Don't tap on glass. You will scare the programmers.

There are a number of phrases we dread hearing from a client. Whenever we hear them, bad things happen. As a client, your goal is to get the best service and receive the best product. To avoid unleashing the wrath of our web developers and designers, do your best to avoid these phrases.

Don't become the client from hell. Avoid these Web Development Faux Pas when working with a web agency. #goobertips Click To Tweet

Internet Privacy Practices for Businesses

Online Security is a must

As small businesses, it’s important for us to be conscious of the security needs of our clients and customers. As a web company, in particular, we must always be thinking about how to maintain the privacy and security of our clients AND our clients’ clients.

Collecting Information

As a business, it is necessary to collect information about your client. This information can be used for a variety of purposes from leads to newsletters or even internal research. The most important thing that businesses must remember when collecting any information from clients is to collect only what you need and maintain transparency.

The most important thing that businesses must remember when collecting any information from clients is to collect only what you need. #cyberaware #goobertips Click To Tweet

What’s Your Password?

Password security

There are a number of factors that impact the security of your password from the complexity and length or even how easy it is to guess by those around you.

To check if your password is secure enough, ask yourself the following questions. (And answer honestly.)

  • How long has it been since you changed your password?
  • Do you use the same password for more than one website?
  • How many people know what your password is?
  • How complex or simple is your password?
How secure is your password? Could your accounts be in danger? #goobertips Click To Tweet

Facebook Contests Get a Makeover in the New Year

Facebook Reactions

In the past, your business or Facebook group may have run Facebook contests to gain popularity and have a little fun. Those contests may be a thing of the past with new Facebook guidelines.

Facebook’s guidelines now prohibit a number of actions by pages including:

  • “Share this page/post to enter”
  • “Like this page to enter”
  • “Tag a friend to enter”
  • Or using the reactions in an illogical way.
New Facebook Contest Guidelines prohibit the illogical use of reactions. FINALLY! #goobertips Click To Tweet

How We Stay Organized

Get organized with Slack and Dropbox like the Goobers

At any given time, the web development team is juggling twenty or thirty projects at a time. Our tech team is often taking care ten clients a day.

In a busy business like Techno Goober, we find that sometimes it can be difficult to keep up to date on all of our projects. In order to stay up to date, we utilize a number of systems to keep organized like Slack and Dropbox.

Stay organized and keep up to date on your projects with @SlackHQ and @Dropbox. #goobertips Click To Tweet

What the Fudge is going on with Net Neutrality?

Techno Goober supports Net Neutrality Protections

Net Neutrality has been in the news recently, but in our business, we find that a lot of people don’t truly understand what is going on. Let us break it down for you.

What is Net Neutrality?

Net Neutrality is the principle that the internet should be free and unimpeded. This ensures that freedom of speech is maintained. This seems a little scary, so let’s break it down a little further.

Net Neutrality is the principle that the internet should be free and unimpeded. This ensures that freedom of speech is maintained. Fight for #NetNeutrality! Click To Tweet

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