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Can YouTube Videos Boost Your Self-Storage Business?

Can YouTube Videos Boost Your Self-Storage Business?

Liz Wolf October 31, 2013 5

Alan Ray, owner of Greensboro, NC-based Ray Self Storage, was looking for a way to create a buzz, stand out among competitors—and boost sales. He came up with the idea of creating a rap

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Competitive SEO for Storage Facilities: How to Check Out What Your Competitors Are Doing Right Now

Competitive SEO for Storage Facilities: How to Check Out What Your Competitors Are Doing Right Now

Matt Schexnayder July 23, 2013 4

As more and more people get online, learn to use smartphones and otherwise become more connected to the Internet, Google will continue to dominate as a springboard where consumers start researching local businesses. But

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13 Terrific Tips on How to Start a Blog and Keep It Going

13 Terrific Tips on How to Start a Blog and Keep It Going

John Egan July 3, 2013 4

Back in 2010, I dipped my toe into the world of blogging. Actually, I pretty much waded into it—without a life preserver. A lost job prospect made me realize that not being adept at

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More Specialty REITs on the Horizon

More Specialty REITs on the Horizon

John Donegan June 11, 2013 0

A bevy of businesses want to join the hospitals, self-storage facilities, nursing homes, timberland owners and auto care centers in the wildly prosperous Dow Jones U.S. Specialty REIT Index. An increasing number of non-traditional

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9 Common SEO Mistakes That Self-Storage Websites Make

9 Common SEO Mistakes That Self-Storage Websites Make

Tony Emerson April 9, 2013 7

Since monitoring the self-storage SEO landscape across thousands of markets is a big part of my job, I have seen thousands–probably close to tens of thousands–of facility websites. Most of them break one of these

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Our Favorite Self-Storage Social Media Profiles

Our Favorite Self-Storage Social Media Profiles

Jenny Zhang April 1, 2013 0

Here at The Storage Facilitator, we love social media and believe in the importance of maintaining a strong profile. With social media comes an unprecedented opportunity–the chance to communicate with your customers in real-time

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Marketing 2013: Be Human and Ditch the Spin

Marketing 2013: Be Human and Ditch the Spin

Mark Lusky February 11, 2013 0

A recent Inside Self-Storage article by Amy Campbell addressed an issue so important in business today. It focused on the power of likeability over salesmanship. “I was happy to come across an article about all the

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7 Tips for Getting Online Customer Reviews for Your Storage Facility

7 Tips for Getting Online Customer Reviews for Your Storage Facility

Guest Blogger February 4, 2013 2

[ by Cody Owens, Assured Self Storage ] I’m sure we all know the benefits of getting customer reviews–free marketing, boost in search engine rankings, appealing to potential customers–even the bad reviews show us

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4 Important Social Networks For Self-Storage That Aren’t Facebook

4 Important Social Networks For Self-Storage That Aren’t Facebook

Guest Blogger November 29, 2012 2

[ by Bill Soule for Lock It Up Self Storage ] The bombastic star of Shark Tank, Dallas Mavericks owner and tech billionaire Mark Cuban, recently tweeted that Facebook was “blowing it” because the social network started charging

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Tactical SEO Basics For Self-Storage Businesses

Tactical SEO Basics For Self-Storage Businesses

Guest Blogger October 11, 2012 8

[ by Marc Nashaat, Powered by Search ] The year 2011 proved the self-storage industry was recession-proof. But capturing tangible business leads in downtimes is not as simple as being in the right industry. If

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