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ABOUT SUNDIAL STUDIOS
Exceeding expectations with fiscally responsible and innovative marketing solutions since 2008!
Our passion is helping small businesses grow, sell more products, get more clients, and make more of an impact in their communities.
Sundial Studios began in Simsbury, CT in 1996 as Sundial Technologies; an outsourced IT Support and Technology Integrations company working with schools, small-medium business and government agencies across southern New England.
In the early 2000’s, as cloud computing and social media became more popular – and intertwined – Sundial Technologies began working with more and more small businesses who were looking to improve their technology, which was now an integral part their marketing and customer acquisition. With a background, love and understanding of both Internet marketing and technology, Sundial Studios was officially created in 2008.
Over the last 14+ amazing years, we have helped hundreds of small businesses with website design, e-commerce websites, corporate branding, strategic planning, social media marketing, CRM systems integration and more…
If you’re looking for a partner who adds value, quickly understands your needs, treats your money like it’s our money, provides valuable insight and takes ownership to see your project through to completion – you’ve come to the right place.
Contact us today and let’s see how we can help you!
Do you only work with large companies?
We love making a difference and adding value to the businesses that hire us, and quite often that is a small business with a tight budget.
Contact us today and let’s review your project and see how we can make a difference.
What web design services does Sundial Studios offer?
We provide nearly every website design service a small business needs:
- Business and e-commerce websites
- Basic template websites
- Semi-custom websites
- Full custom websites
- Laravel websites
- Drupal websites
- Custom web apps
- Custom WordPress plugins
- Custom website elements:
- Quoting Systems
- PDF generators
- CRM integrations
- Client portals
- Website Upgrades (change the look of your current website)
- Custom landing pages
- Sales funnels
- Website maintenance
- Website security reviews
- PHP customizations & repairs
What type of clients does Sundial Studios work with?
Our primary client is a small business that wants to improve their online presence, develop a brand, or make more online sales. Most do not have an in-house web developer or marketing department with technical experience (as talented and dedicated as they are – your Sales Manager or HR Director is not a marketing department…).
We also do a lot of “white-label” work for other agencies (websites we design and build in secret for larger companies that are passed-off as their work) but they are not displayed on our website for obvious reasons.
How long does it take to build a website?
The length of time to build a website all depends on the size and complexity of your project. We work on a ‘Time is of the Essence’ mindset with every project (it’s even in our contract) and our goal is to complete every website project as soon as possible.
Development Time Estimates:
- Template Website: Average Time: 10 Days
- Semi-Custom Websites: Average Time: 30 Days
- Full Custom Websites: Average Time: 60 – 90 Days
Contact us today so we can review your specs and give you a realistic time to complete your project.
Why should we hire Sundial Studios for our project?
This is a great question and one you should ask before doing business with any company!
We are more than a “web design company”; we are experienced business consultants who happen to be experts in UI / UX design, website design, custom development, corporate branding, ROI & business planning, Google SEO, social media marketing and more.
Top 10 List:
- Sundial Studios has been in business for over 13 years
- Sundial Studios evaluates ROI with every project
- Sundial Studios has the practical experience and capabilities to deliver
- Sundial Studios offers solutions that can improve sales and conversion rates
- Sundial Studios has designed and built over 380 custom websites
- Sundial Studios has designed and built over 150 e-commerce websites
- Sundial Studios provides ideas and options, not simply a fancy new website
- Sundial Studios develops Google SEO strategies that generate ROI
- Sundial Studios can train your staff on how to effectively use social media
- Sundial Studios strives to offer turn-key solutions for even the most elaborate e-commerce project
It’s best to setup a call with us to discuss your project and see for yourself.
How long has Sundial Studios been in business
Sundial Studios Digital Strategy has been in business since 2008, however Sundial Studios is derived from Sundial Technologies, a multi-faceted computer support, technology and marketing support company that started in 1996.
We have been around for a long time and have helped and supported thousands of clients improve their business, engage with their clients, better support their vendors and increase their ROI.
How much does a new website cost?
This question does not have a simple answer – think of going to an architect for a new home and asking “design me a house – how much”?
A basic WordPress template website would start around $1,500 and a full custom website project would start around $5,000. Pricing is based on the time involved to plan, layout, mock-up, design, setup, build, migrate and verify the finished project for you. You can get a basic idea of costs by clicking here and reviewing the different types of websites we offer and some projected averages over our 13+ year history.
Factors that influence the total cost:
- Number of Page Styles
- Number of Individual Pages and Posts
- Number Revisions
- Complexity of Header
- Complexity of Site Structure
- Quantity of Custom Graphics
- Number of Products
- Number of Links
- Transferring / Maintaining Content
- Transferring / Maintaining SEO
- Transferring / Maintaining Products
- Transferring / Maintaining Orders
The best thing for you to do is click here to contact us and share details of your project so we can provide you with an accurate quote and proposal.
Can Sundial Studios Improve SEO & Keyword Ranking?
Absolutely! Sundial Studios has been providing premium 1st Page SEO & Keyword Ranking services for more than 13 years. We work with companies of all sizes; from small local business to national chains.
Request a free SEO evaluation of your website by clicking here.
We offer great monthly plans for Local, Regional and National keyword optimization as well as Google Pay Per Click (PPC) and Analytics management.
Curious about SEO pricing – click here
Does Sundial Studios offer web hosting?
We offer the fastest and most robust Virtual Private Server (VPS) solutions through our cloud hosting partner, Cloudways.
If you rely on your website for new leads, customer service or sales; the days of quality $3/month hosting are over and are not a reliable solution any longer. Bulk hosting companies like GoDaddy and Hostgator cannot reliably or quickly load your website, and with security and privacy being so critical, virtual private servers are the only hosting solution we can recommend.
You are free to host your website anywhere you like, however we will only support websites hosted at Cloudways, Siteground, WPEngine or other Tier-1 hosting providers that we have previously vetted.
We offer Managed Hosting for your website that includes a VPS hosting account, 10 email@yourdomain, SSL Certificate, automatic backups and WordPress updates starting at only $99/month. Click Here to signup
Want to do it yourself, Cloudways has plans starting under $20/month and provides the best hosting we have used in more than 13 years.
Does Sundial Studios create a plan before starting a project?
Plan the work and then work the plan!
We start every project by developing a structured plan called a blueprint. This blueprint eventually turns into a scope of work and then becomes part of a contract.
We then follow that blueprint – like a contractor building a house from the architect’s plans – to complete your website project.
Will you make updates and maintain a website that you did not build?
Absolutely, in fact we do this quite often with many websites. We are most effective working on sites built using WordPress, Joomla or custom HTML / PHP.
You have the option of paying by the hour or via a discounted monthly maintenance program, whichever option works best for you and your business.
How many people work for Sundial Studios?
Sundial Studios is made up of a team of experts in their field:
- Incredibly talented UI / UX designers
- WordPress developers & coders
- API programmers
- Database specialists
- Google SEO and Local SEO experts.
In an effort to keep client costs down and speed the development process, our entire team works remotely and is not tied to a rigid 9-5 schedule.
How does your Google 1st Page Guarantee work
We guarantee that the keywords we optimize for will be on the 1st page of Google within 6 months or we’ll make changes and adjustments at no additional cost.
There is a research phase of your project where we help you select the best keywords. The software we use sheds light on the popularity of the keyword (how often it’s searched) and how competitive it is (how many other competitors are also using it). Based on years of experience, we can determine if we will be successful SEOing a particular keyword and even estimate how long it will take to get onto the 1st page of Google.
SEO is not a “set and forget” thing; and we are continually creating content relevant articles and optimizing for your keywords to get them moving up. If we do not see a keyword’s ranking moving adequately we will evaluate the cause, create new content to improve it or recommend we change it. Because your competitors are also SEOing for keywords, the competition can change which requires reevaluation.
We do not force you into a contract for any of our SEO packages, however we do require six months to see full results of all our SEO packages.
How many people will I have to deal with?
It’s our belief that whenever possible you should only have to deal with one project manager, learn one personality, and hold one person accountable while working with us, so you will typically interact with just one or two people max.
We find this prevents “he said / she said” scenarios and makes for a better experience all around.
Sometimes it’s necessary to interact directly with one of our developers or content creators, but we try to limit that as much as possible.
What other services does Sundial Studios offer?
A large portion of our business is consulting with startups and small businesses to develop strategic marketing plans, ROI strategy and creating a blueprint that helps get their companies to the next level.
Typically a new or growing small business cannot afford to have their own full-time VP of Marketing or similar position. We can fill those shoes and provide that level of guidance and knowledge at a much lower cost and a better ROI.
Can Sundial Studios maintain our website?
Absolutely, in fact we maintain the security and updates for most of the websites we build.
We even have support options where we will proactively look at ways to improve your website after we’ve built it, not just keep it secure and running.
Already have a website but want maintenance? No problem, we can do that as well.
Does Sundial Studios work with escape rooms?
Absolutely! We are experts in escape room web design, escape room SEO and escape room marketing, and have been fortunate to have worked with some of the largest escape room companies in the USA. We have been deeply involved in the escape room industry since they first came to the USA in 2014.
We understand the entertainment business and how to engage with customers, and create engaging websites that convert visitors into paying guests. We have unlocked the techniques involved with Google and Social Media Marketing when it comes to escape rooms – having SEO’d approximately 1,400 keywords, made over 10,000 Facebook & Instagram posts and directly generated over $15,000,000 in sales for our escape room clients.
- Single location websites
- Multi-location websites
- Booking platform integrations
- CRM integrations
- Helpdesk integrations
- High-end mission and marketing videos
- Local and regional SEO
- Google ads and re-targeting
- Facebook ads and re-targeting
If you have an escape room, axe throwing room or smash room, and want to increase your sales, please schedule a call with us below.
Where is Sundial Studios located?
We are located in Orlando and Tampa Florida, and will travel to most of Florida for client meetings if desired.
It’s ok if you’re not local; we currently support 50+ clients from all corners of the country, and even a few from other countries. We are very efficient by communicating via Zoom or Google Hangouts, even before Covid, and can support any level of development remotely.
That being said, we do like meeting our clients in person and would prefer to meet if at all possible.
Does Sundial Studios offer financing?
We offer variable payment options, subscriptions and financing based on the overall scope and size of the project. If you are interested in financing a project, let’s start by reviewing the details and putting a proposal together – schedule a call today by clicking below and give us information about your project.
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