In 1995 CAS Netlink started providing dialup Internet access in the Ballarat region. By todays standards it was crude and it was slow, but it was also only around 1/3 of the cost of our only local competitor at that time. Being a locally owned and operated small business, we genuinely strived to provide excellent value to our local community back then, just as we do now.
We also put our first business website online in 1995, so with over 15 years of experience hosting websites for many local Ballarat businesses we are very comfortable calling ourselves Ballarat’s local Internet and web hosting experts. A lot of things have changed over the years, including the importance of having an attractive, functional website that ranks well in the search engines for your products and services.
In the 1990’s most businesses could get by with a very basic, simple web presence and not having a website at all wasn’t such a big deal. Nowadays a plain or poorly presented website can actually do your business damage, particularly if your competitors have spent some time and money having a website designed by a professional graphic artist.
If you have a small business in Ballarat or Western Victoria and are unsure what the costs are and exactly what is involved in getting your own website online, then please do give us a call or fill in our contact form and we will call you.
We can also provide advice and assistance with the following:
- Selling products online.
- Accepting payments for your services online.
- Social marketing with Facebook and Twitter.
- Creating and maintaining a mailing list or newsletter for your customers.
- Optimising your website for a higher position in search engine results.
- Google Analytics, GMail and Google Places (for local search).