Complete Web Solutions
All you need is the technology to make it
businesses, clubs and events across Melbourne to become
successful online. We care for our customer's web sites and
their on line businesses from beginning to success. We know
that there is more to the Internet than building a web site
so we offer solutions that will meet your needs and budget.
We can come to visit you at your premises, provide expert
advise about options, design web sites, assist your
advertising and continue to give you the best technology
help you can get. You will be well informed and know the
risks so that you can make good decisions. If your current
web site is not stacking up then we will conduct a health
check to see what is needed to make it work for you. We
nurture your online solutions, provide personal tutoring and
keep you up to date with the latest developments of the
world wide web.
Call Rob on 0412 409 884 if you are serious about the web.
FEATURED CLIENT WEB SITES
This Is Art
specialises in social interactive media with a
powerful Art Network for Australia
How to start a web
An explanation about how to create, improve and
publish a web page onto the Internet
How to start a website
How Asia Bookroom grew their distribution
1. Be Found
It sounds obvious. People who search the web have questions that
they want answered. They use their favourite search engines, with
words that pop into their minds, or go directly to web sites that
they are aware of. They do not like being distracted by irrelevant
information but like to explore in a lateral way. Their questions
must be answered by what appears in the web page title and
2. Communicate Your Business Distinction
Answer this question, why would someone prefer my product or service
more than my competitors? There are millions of businesses promoting
themselves on the web, customers have far more choice than ever
before, web designs range from basic to glamorous, and you have only
ten seconds to advertise your distinctive brand. Focus on your
strengths: professional, cheap, trusted, reliable, fast,
established, credentials, skilled, and / or unique.
3. Invite The Reader
The vast majority of business web sites offer nothing more than
contact addresses. Web sites are designed the same way as the
traditional business cards or Yellow Pages items and reader respond
in the same way - skim to the next contact address to create a list
of top three candidates. Unfortunately your readers may never learn
about your true business. So invite them in. Your design should
welcome them to your business, offer a range of contact methods and
offer them a product service that they would be pleased to know more
4. Bricks and Mortar
With some exceptions such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, CarSales,
eBay; most web businesses must integrate real life products and
services to their web business. In the first eCommerce boom,
billions of dollars were wasted on trying to win web monopolies of
online sales. We are now venturing into the second eCommerce boom
that will focus on extending businesses offering to the web. For
some businesses, who miss this boom, they will lose a great deal of
market share. Are you and your business capable of extending and
redefining the offerings to a competitive online market? What will
it mean to your business if you ignore or embrace the boom?
5. Invest in the web
Every business needs investment to succeed. Plan how to devote time,
energy and money to this venture and be prepared to learn from
mistakes and successes. There may be billions of people using the
web and you need to engage your potential and existing customers.
Starting out is easy on the Internet and there
are many options available that will cost almost nothing.
There is the pride of "doing it myself" when going it alone
design experts. It similar to "Grand Designs" where people create
residences with no architects, builders, little planning and a loose
budget. Net Needs wishes you all the best with your design venture
and hope that it gives you the returns that you invest.
Why are web sites free? Some businesses are growing wiser to the
revenues of owning business directories and promoting their products
to others who have already bought in to their services. Directories
may replace search engines that do not catalogue business lists very
well. Social media sites are learning how to integrate business
lists and classifieds online. Unfortunately, traditional business
listings are endangered - compare the paper editions of Yellow Pages
2000 to Yellow Pages 2011.
Some of the free web sites for DIY design are:
Yahoo! SiteBuilder, and
Repairing Web Sites
Website broken? How can you break a website? Surely a piece of
software can't break, can it?
The bad news is that the vast majority of web
sites are in need of repair or upgrade. Sadly even newly created web
sites may be damaged without the owner's, or the designer's,
knowledge. Like houses, older web sites may be so riddled with
outdated designs that they are must be torn down and replaced
completely. Typical damage varies from minor annoyances to outright
When did you last check the health of your website?
You can do a self check if you like.
yourself these questions:
- How many people visit my website each day?
- Does my web design reflect my business style?
- Is my web design modern and fashionable?
- How does my website design compare to my competitors?
- Is my web design inviting? How long does it take for my home page
- Do all the images and forms work?
- How much revenue did my website generate last month?
- Are there any misrepresentations or reputational comments on my
- Do I own all of the images and words on my website design or are
they under someone else's copyright?
- Are my email addresses and phone numbers open to hackers and
- Has someone placed offensive, or other non requested, material on
- Is any confidential information being unlawfully
transmitted by my website forms?
Apologies in advance for the plug but if you
want help in this area then please contact
Net Needs. We are only a
phone call away and it may save you a lot of time, money and from a
There is a web war going on and it is called, "Search Engine
Optimisation." Businesses are paying web designers and search
engines large sums of money for their web sites to be listed at the
top of the search criteria. Make no mistake that we must all play a
part in this design war to be noticed.
Search Engine companies are in paradox as they attempt to list web
sites fairly while charging businesses for placement ads.
Some of the SOE design mechanics consider:
- Nominating exactly the right key words that potential customers
- Placing the key words in the title, description, meta-tags,
content, image descriptions, link descriptions, headers and footers
- Repeating key words a number of times in a web page to optimise
searching "ranking" while not being penalised for repeating phrases
- Financial bidding for search engine placement, such as Google
- Back links
Moreover, there is no end to the design war in sight. When one web
design places a business web site on top of the list, another web
site drops lower down. Furthermore, the search engines constantly
change algorithms to rank the web sites. You may be at the top of
the list today but may not be tomorrow. We do not know where this
design war is taking us but we know that we must protect our
business location on the web.
This is where Net Needs comes in and we readily share our point of
view and experience. People deal with businesses who they can trust
and who they like. Businesses who are sloppy do not last in any
economy. These principles are shared by the best web designs.
Imagine if you were looking to purchase a furniture. How much time
would you taking trying to find details on a web site that was
awkward to use and did not distinguish itself? How much time would
you take on looking through a web site that clearly presented it's
services and allowed you to choose what you wanted?
Today, our business values: freedom of choice; value for money; good
quality and trusted partners.
A great web site design should:
- Be attractive to first time visitors
- Clearly outline the services and products on offer
- Make navigation easy
- Be friendly to search engines
- Invite people to engage with the business
- Obtain new leads frequently
- Strengthen your brand
- Evoke emotion
Avoid designs with:
- Gimmicky and lazy pictures
- Annoying pop ups
- Flickering images / words
- Management jargon
- Outdated design templates and layouts
Net Needs is the only web design company who will draft a concept
design that matches your business needs and the above criteria for
no obligation. We only proceed if you are satisfied that you will
receive an excellent web design.
We are keen supporters of community organisations and like to
community clubs develop their web ideas.
Contact us if you would
like to learn more.
Do you know enough about the Internet to be successful?
are so many aspects of the Internet to learn but nobody can be
expert in everything about the web. Basic topics are many including:
email, searching, buying , selling, safety, scams, social
networking, privacy, and netiquette. Being an online business you
need to know how to market online, set up processes to respond
within a reasonable time, and integrate your real business. Web
designers must know how to expertly assess requirements; design
great user interfaces; design fashionable graphics; code in HTML,
- Searching the deep web for business, education and entertainment
- Email, Facebook, Twitter
- Cyber Safety, Privacy, Scams and Virus protection
- Purchasing online
- Establishing and marketing online business
- Requirements analysis, design, coding, testing and implementing
- Project management with methodologies, contracts, resources,
equipment and communications
Net Needs offers professional trainers with more than thirty years
experience if want to improve yourself.
Case Studies about small business
The hype, mostly due to crafty copywriters,
that exists out there makes it so that people view an online
business as a quick and easy path to wealth. Make $1500 a Week
Starting Right Now Working Half an Hour a Week! Easy Guide To
$350,000 a Year Guaranteed! Forget the hype. Making an online
business succeed takes a lot of work. Just come to peace with it now
and you’ll be thankful you did later.
Being successful with an online business needs: commitment;
education; focus; action; a never quit attitude, and the best
small business ideas.
We at Net Needs want our clients to succeed almost as much as they
do. Our service goes beyond designing a web site and implementing
it. Net Needs constantly monitors the web, looking for opportunities
to grow our clients online presence and service.
To start we provide obligation free access to online articles that
we filtered from twenty high profile news sites around the world.
Turn into Small Business
Case Studies if you want to have a successful web site.
Are you and your business safe? Has anyone
tried to hack your computer via the web? Have you ever picked up a
computer Trojan, malware or other virus? Do you know anyone who has
had their identity stolen?
Do you know how the shield yourself against the internet predators?
There is no doubt that we may understate the threats and there is no
doubt that scams and thefts are occurring every day to someone we
know. Typically you discover the danger when it is practically
rampant or the crime has been completed.
Your personal computer must be guarded with: firewalls; modern
operating systems, robust web browsers and intelligent anti-virus
software. If not, then you may detect some early warning signs:
- Computer taking a long time to start
- Computer running slower
- Unsolicited web pages popping up
- Unsolicited emails
- Unable to restore documents and files correctly
- Unable to save documents because the disk is full
- Unexplained banking transactions
Your web site is also at risk. Imagine spiders racing through
Internet, seeking to strike every week point and targeting the
greatest web sites. Imagine that your web site is created with
underlying weak technology and your web site is housed on
foundations that the spiders can easily enter. Unfortunately the
hackers are very good at what they do and the spiders may get in.
Early signs of website hacking success are:
- Declining web statistics
- RSS feeds and emails not getting through
- Unusually long delays, or cut outs, when loading files
- Slow response times to serve web pages and images
- Malicious messages or files appearing on the hosting service
The good news is that this should not be your problem. Selecting
secure technologies should be the responsibility of your web
designer. If you are worried about these threats or have detected
any of the above symptoms then speak to your web designer or