Are you tired of web site builders who don’t understand you?
Do 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.
Get Gecko Gully.
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.
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.
Not only have you set up a great website for my business, but the follow-up support and service is excellent. The helpful tips for self-improvement of the website and business in general are much appreciated. I highly recommend Christine and Gecko Gully Websites.
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.
You have probably worked out by now that I am a big fan of video. Both for marketing and as a content-delivery tool.
But adding a video to a WordPress page or post can be a little confusing. Here is what I do, and why.
As you are probably aware, Google owns YouTube. This is why, when you do a search on Google, you will very often see a YouTube video on page 1 of the search results. So it makes sense to get your video onto YouTube. That way, when someone searches for your keywords, there is a good chance they will find your video. In fact, it is generally easier to get a video on page 1 of Google than it is to get a blog post there for the same keywords.
So the first step is always, for me, to get the video onto YouTube. If you don’t actually want the video to be seen publicly, you can set it to Unlisted on YouTube rather than Public, which will mean that only people with the link can find it. It can still be embedded on a web site if it is Unlisted.
Embedding is the term used to get the video to appear on your web site. WordPress makes this really easy. You simply type the URL of your video into your post or page when you are editing it, and the video will appear immediately. You do need to use the following format
NOTE: I have put a space between the // and the y, so that MY WordPress doesn’t try to convert that into a video. You will also have the video id at the end of the URL.
You get this URL by going to the page on YouTube where you watch the video, and it is in the browser at the top of the page.
One more thing. In YouTube, don’t forget to put in a link to your post or page. And make sure it is the full URL, with the http:// at the front, or it will not be clickable.
Want more? See this earlier post on How To Upload a Video To YouTube and Embed it On Your WordPress Site
Now, embedding a video in your WordPress site is not so tricky after all! And, having it on YouTube will give your traffic a boost as well.