• Kortag School
    Kortag School

    One of our projects that is currently under construction.

    more about this project

  • A Surveyors
    AK Surveyors

    This site is being developed for an International Surveyor. 

    more about this project

  • Katie Francesca
    Katie Francesca

    Katie Francesca is an amazing singer from Dorset. Her website was designed in her favourite Vintage style to help promote her career via events calendar or image galleries.

    more about this project

  • 06
    Red Frog Promo Site

    Promotional website created to present to our clients potential that comes along with low cost web solution.

    more about this project

  • Lilliput Health Red Frog Studio Portfolio
    Lilliput Health

    We absolutely love this one .Punchy, clean, great animation on the homepage & great functionality.

    One of our favourites!

    more about this project

Case Study

  • Thanks for creating us a great website Dom!

    We are really really happy with it! We would recommend you to anyone. 1st class professional web designer!
    We are looking forward to seeing the next one done!!

    Cheers mate!

    Lyle – Wicked Coatings
  • Nothing is worse than trying to pick a company to build not just a website but also a long term relationship with and it becomes even worse when the council are funding it and need to see evidence rtc.

    Imagine my nightmare when I had over 20 companies come back to me with quotes. It was easy to thin this down to 6 or 7 as most tended to ignore my budget which despite my insistence was fixed by the council, not me. read full testimonial

    Angus Reid – Boscombe Life
  • My name is Phil Norman and I am company director for the Gladiator Academy a martial arts and fitness

    centre located in Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset. As well running the Gladiator Academy I also oversee 11 instructors who run classes at other centres in the local area. I also teach seminars regularly throughout the UK and Internationally. The  importance of a good website in supporting my business interests was vital to increase revenue and maintain good links with current and potential customers. read full testimonial

    Phil Norman BSc. PGCE
Work in Progress - Katie Francesca

Business Blogging – Where Do I Start?

Does Writing your Business Blog Fill you with Fear?

How often do you update your business blog? Once, twice per week? Or is it more like once or twice per year?

If you read the following bullet points and start to nod your head….then read on for some helpful advice.

  • I’m an ideas person, not a writerBeginners' guide to business blogging
  • My spelling is rubbish
  • I want to run my business not write about it
  • I don’t have time

Sound Familiar?

You’re not alone. A lot of business owners really struggle with blog writing. But it can be massively beneficial to your business. Amongst other things, it keeps your content fresh, which is great for search engines and users. It can keep your customers informed and be a way of personalising your business in the eyes of your customer base.

It really is an important part of your on-line presence. So I’ve put together a ‘Beginners’ Guide’ to business blog writing.

 

  1. Capture the reader with a powerful title
  2. Keep your blogs relevant to your business/niche
  3. Don’t ramble. Keep to the point
  4. One idea per paragraph
  5. Break up your text with meaningful headings
  6. Keep a journal and jot down blog ideas as they come to you
  7. Try to write twice a week. But don’t feel pressurised into writing if you have nothing to write about
  8. Give them a juicy tidbit to make them read on
  9. Try and keep it under 300 words
  10. Insert an interesting/funny graphic into the post

 

Like I say, this is just a start. There are plenty more, but these will hopefully help you get started. Like with anything new, the more practice you get, the better you’ll become.

Good luck.

 
Karen Roberts

Why Do I Need a Website?

I Don’t Have a Website. Why Do I Need One?

You’re not alone. There are a lot of businesses out there who don’t have websites. The US Census Bureau figures show that of 14 million businesses surveyed in America, 75% had no website!

But, if you don’t have a website you’re missing out on a HUGE slice of the ‘retail cake’; UK online sales figures for 2011 were £50.34 billion and they’re rising.

The Internet is the number one place that people go to for information. They want to compare products and services, price compare, read reviews and recommendations. They want to see what’s on offer from their living room or office chair.

A website is your chance to showcase you and your business, share your products and/or services and ideas. It’s a chance to increase your customer base and retain your current customers. But ultimately, the bottom line is: you need a website to increase your revenue.

Social Media Marketing

With the largest lead generator for your business being word of mouth, you can’t ignore the power of Social Media Marketing. Social Media Marketing is becoming a huge part of many business’ budgets because we’re seeing such a huge soar in Social Media trends. People love to share what they like and then recommend to friends. Below is just a short list of what social media marketing can do for you:

  • generate targeted traffic
  • make interacting with your customers more flexible
  • allow current customer base to share with their friends
  • build trust in your brand
  • utilise customer reviews to improve your business
  • monitor your customers’ individual preferences
  • promote special offers

E-retail spending to increase 62% by 2016

eCommerce  is growing month on month. Much of this is attributed to online retailers investing more time and money into their websites and services to make them more appealing to customers. With consumers being able to use ‘zoom in’ functions, view colour swatches, see dimensions, having various payment options available to them and next day delivery, why wouldn’t they choose to shop on-line?

People love shopping and they love shopping online. We’re in an economic crisis, but people are still spending. With the increase in mobile devices, searching on-line has never been more accessible. It’s worth mentioning here that if you’re thinking about getting a website (and you should be) seriously think about having a mobile website too.

The Most Cost Effective Way of Advertising

Compared with conventional means of advertising, having a website is surprisingly low cost and allows businesses big or small an equal opportunity to market themselves.

Like many small businesses, you’ve probably put getting a website on the back burner because you THINK you can’t afford it. But let me tell you something, it’s really not that expensive. You can have a really great basic eCommerce website for as little as £800. Just think about it as having a permanent salesperson who works 24/7 365 days per year and never goes sick! Could you get that for £800????

You might be to tempted to go out there and choose to create a budget website yourself from a template directory. Whilst these do have their place, if you’re serious about selling your products and/or services online, you really will need to invest in a professionally built customised website. Customers need to be captured instantly, remain on your site, navigate your pages and be able to place orders with ease. Having great site structure is a skill, not something that you can learn overnight; this job is best left to the professionals.

Final Thought

Once you’ve made the decision to invest in a website, you can’t just sit back with your glass of red and wait for the orders to start pouring in! You need to think about your web presence as a marketing strategy. Having a website alone isn’t enough. You need to think about your content and promoting your website, the same way you’d promote anything – people need to know you’re there and be interested in what you have to offer. That’s where Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) comes into play. So many businesses make the same mistake: they have this amazing all singing all dancing website that cost them thousands, but no-one knows it’s there and the content is poor! Website design and SEO go hand in hand. You need your website at the top of Google’s rankings to be in with a chance of having your big slice of the ‘retail cake’. If you’re on page 10 of Google, you may as well be in Siberia, it’s pretty darn cold in Siberia! So, get yourself a brilliant designer and SEO expert and you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank!

Our new website is now live!

Exciting times, Red Frog Studio website is now Live!

Lots changed. As you can see the whole look and feel is completely different. We love it, and what do you think?

The main focus of the makeover was to simplify content and navigation throughout the website.

Pages with the biggest interest are portfolio and free pricing so…

we’ve made it simple

We hope you are  going to enjoy it and we would love to hear your feedback!

Enjoy