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.
Even though we are small. we receive a quick response for any difficulty we have ever had. Nothing is ever too small or unimportant.
Without Christine we would not have a website. It was all set up for a very reasonable price, after a lot of personal consultation so it suited our needs admirably. As we are computer novices Christine willingly answered many questions over many months to help us manage the site. She continues to offer great support to all her clients and sort out problems as quickly as possible. She does not just set you up and then forget you. We have recommended her to friends and will continue to do so.
Christine’s service and expertise has been essential in establishing and maintaining our web presence. She understands our business and has been vital in giving us peace of mind. Thanks once again!
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.
This video introduces RSS as a way to subscribe to websites and save time on the Web. An “old vs. new” theme illustrates how RSS differs from visiting web sites independently, including:
- The new and old ways of reading news on the web
- An introduction to RSS Readers (using Google Reader as an example)
- How to identify and subscribe to an RSS feed
- What to expect when using an RSS reader
The Internet has problems. Technorati says there are 50 million weblogs, and as you can see, it’s going up.
This is overwhelming. Our focus here is on a new and efficient way to keep up with all the cool stuff that’s happening on the Internet.
There’s the old slow way – Boo.
Then, there’s the new and fast way – Yay!
Here’s the difference between the new and the old way.
This is you, and here are your favorite websites. You log on to your computer, and you’re looking for something new. You go out to your favorite blogs. Anything new? Nope. You go out to your favorite news sites. Anything new? Nope.
Every time you look for something new and it’s not there, you’ve wasted valuable time. This is the old way.
Now, let’s consider the new and fast way, which simply means taking these arrows and turning them the other direction. This means that new things from blogs and your favorite sites come to you instead.
It’s like Netflix compared to the video store.
What we’re talking about is using a single website that becomes your home for reading all the new stuff that’s coming from your favorite websites.
There are two steps to getting started.
The first step is creating a home for reading new posts. This is a website called a reader. All you need is a free account to get started.
My favorite sites are listed on the left, and on the right I can scroll through all the new posts from my favorite sites in a single place.
So, to complete step one, you need to sign up for a news reader.
Step number two, is to set up a connection between your reader and your favorite websites. Setting up these connections is called subscribing, and it’s really important. Nearly every blog and news site offers the ability for you to subscribe so new things from these sites show up here in your reader.
To set up these subscriptions, look for funny little icons. This is the standard orange one. You may also see these. These little icons say, “Hey! Subscribe to me! I can save you time!” Once you find one of these buttons on your favorite site, click on it and the page that appears will give you everything you need to subscribe.
After you click that button, one of two types of pages will appear. This is one that provides one click access to subscribing in your reader. The other page you’re likely to see looks like this – with code on it. If you see this page, copy the address at the top of the page, go to your reader and look for a link that says “Add Subscription” or “Add Feed.” Click on that, and paste the address into your reader.
Once you’ve added your subscriptions and the connection is there, new posts begin arriving in your reader and you’ll see why this is the new, faster way to read the web. It’s addictive, so be careful!
A quick recap. There are two things you need to do. Number one is to go sign up for a reader. Number two, go to your favorite websites, click on the icon and subscribe.