Melbourne Web Sites and Marketing
Are you tired of web site builders who don’t understand you?
Need someone who will actually LISTEN to what you need, what your business needs, what your customers need?
You need someone who has enough actual real-life experience building web sites and running an online business to be able to help you through the tricky bits, and advise you on what is possible.
Someone who will totally blow your mind with ideas about what can be done. Ideas you have never heard of. More importantly, ideas that your COMPETITORS have never heard of.
Here at Gecko Gully, the team is lead by Christine F. Abela, who has many years of experience creating web sites for small businesses like yours. She has specialised in sites for craft businesses, but brings her gentle down-to-earth approach to all her client relationships.
Christine has been a Godsend for me, She has always helped me out when websites are having problems and in such a way that I do not feel stupid in asking naive questions. I have learnt a great deal over the years from her vast knowledge of the internet and her extreme patience with this little old biddy.
Christine is “there” for you, not only when designing your website but support after. She actually listens to what you want on your website and either explains why something is the way it is, or changes things to the way you want. Her advice is invaluable and her video support is fantastic because you can refer to it over and over.
I am always recommending your service to anyone who vaguely mentions website designs, as I have been extremely happy with what you have done for me, and your ongoing help. Job well done!
Christine doesn’t talk Geek. You will be able to understand her. And she will be able to understand you, and your business. She knows that you need to be shown how to do things online, that it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. This is why she has made LOTS of videos to explain various things you might need to know about how your web site works.
She also provides you with high-quality professionally-made videos that explain in more detail the general areas of running an online site, like this one…
Gecko Gully is heavily into educating people how to better run their online business. Check out the blog posts (links on the right), which are sourced from the very best online authorities. Or subscribe to the mailing list (top right) to be sent a digest of these posts by email every week.
Christine even wrote a best-selling book called Selling Craft Online, written in easy-to-understand terms, to help craft businesses better understand how to sell on the internet. It has had over 4000 downloads, and over 40 glowing reviews saying how easy it is to understand, not just for craft businesses. Now, wouldn’t YOU like an expert like that on your team?
Speaking of team, you don’t just get to work with Christine. The Gecko Gully team is expanding to include a designer, a sales person, and a copywriter. It has taken quite some time to gather these professionals together, and the team will be expanded further as needed. You will always be looked after!
The services on offer at Gecko Gully don’t just include web sites. SEO (getting found on Google), mailing list management, publicity, social media, SMS marketing – the list goes on. The experience on the team is so great that whatever tools are needed to meet YOUR business goals – we can build.
Want to know more? Great! Check out the Portfolio pages (links at top of the page) to see what we have already built. Then, if you like what you see, head on over to the Website Worksheet page and let’s get the ball rolling.
The debate on Net Neutrality is about the future of the Internet and the outcomes that could impact every internet user. This video explains what net neutrality is and why it matters, by focusing first on the idea of neutrality.
• What neutrality means outside of the Internet
• Why utilities, like providers of electricity, are designed to be neutral
• Why the internet is currently similar to a utility
• How the internet experience could change without neutrality
You’ve probably heard about Net Neutrality. It’s a big political issue with strong opinions. And rightfully so. But before we dive into net neutrality, let’s focus on the idea of neutrality.
For example, you could say that a utility that is provided to the public, like electricity, is neutral. It is the same for everyone – and that has real power.
Consider this: Cable TV service comes with only certain channels. Grocery stores only have some products. These services are not neutral because the organizations behind them make choices about what to provide to their customers.
Making these decisions is perfectly legal and aimed at helping their business. After all, customers can always go to the competition.
But what if electric utilities worked this way? What if they could make decisions about which electronics worked when you plugged them in? What if they could charge more for certain brands of appliances that use the same amount of electricity? These decisions could have huge consequences in the market.
Utilities, which typically have no competition, could decide winners and losers by simply making rules. But this isn’t happening because the electric system is designed to be neutral. Any new device can plug into the system without getting permission from the utility.
We protect this kind of neutrality because it’s so important and productive for our society.
Today, the issue isn’t electricity, but the Internet. For most of its history, it has been mostly neutral. The internet service providers, who don’t have much competition, didn’t care how you used the Internet as long as you paid for what you used.
Like a connection to electricity, your product, service, computer or device doesn’t matter. But what if it did?
What if your service provider could change the rules to help their business? What if your favorite websites were unreliable, while the service provider’s favorites were lightning fast? What if they decided what video services you could access, and at what speeds?
These new rules could decide winners and losers. This is not neutral.
Net Neutrality means that all products, services, data and devices are treated equally – everything can plug right in.
It means that, instead of organizations competing on connection speeds or favorable rules, they can compete on quality. It means that every person and organization has an equal shot at making something amazing on the internet. That’s Net Neutrality.
The question is: Should the internet remain neutral like a utility? Or should internet service providers in an effort to help their business, be able to create rules that favor some products and services over others? That’s