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Is The Website for Your Self Storage Business Effective?

by Tony Gonzalez January 6, 2012 1:19 PM
The Internet has become the 'go to' place for information of all kinds. Using the Internet is faster and provides more information than hunting through ads in a newspaper or the yellow pages in a phonebook when looking for a storage unit to rent.

As the owner of a self storage business, the goal of your webpage should be to convert site visitors into customers. You need to give them as much information as possible so they will be convinced to rent a unit from your storage facility. [More]

Can the New GPS III Satellite Find You and Your Nearest Self Storage Facility?

by Holly Robinson August 25, 2010 4:03 PM
In a word, yes. Or at least, it will be able to, once it is built and launched. GPS technology can do that now, anytime that your cell phone with GPS or other GPS tracking device is within range of a satellite. Then it can give you turn by turn directions explaining how you can get there. But when the new GPS III satellites are launched in 2014, GPS will become even more accurate, providing more precise information and giving directions that are even more carefully synchronized with the movements of your phone or car. Working with new applications such as Facebook Places, or Twitter’s new location option, new and old GPS satellites will be able to beam your precise GPS location, including the coordinates of any self storage facility that you may use, to your friends (and other interested parties) all over the world. The technology is useful -- but does it compromise your locational privacy? [More]