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Self Storage Community Discusses Power of Blogging

by John Stevens March 30, 2011 8:43 AM
We all realize the power of technology can help a business thrive. Having a website is the first step to creating a strong internet presence. But driving traffic to your site on a continual basis takes determination and dedication. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is essential for coming up high on the list when a customer searches for self storage. One way to do this is to create a blog for your website. [More] Improves Ease of Use and Ramps Up Service

by John Stevens March 25, 2011 11:22 AM
When consumers look for self storage options, most hop on the Internet to conduct a quick search. Making that search easy, quick and thorough is what database websites strive to achieve. Making improvements to the search engine capability is ongoing. recently revamped its website to better provide up-to-date pricing and rental information. [More]

Web Marketing Firms and Social Media Great Ways to Drive More Business For Self Storage

by John Stevens January 13, 2011 11:06 AM
Nowadays, the first place potential customers look to for finding a self storage facility is the web. This means self storage operators should make their website as eye-catching , accessible and informative as possible. Often taking advantage of a marketing company or joining a self storage directory or online marketplace are great options. Social media is also growing in prevalence on self storage websites and businesses should consider using RSS (Real Simple Sindication) of blog entries and social media such as Twitter and Facebook to attract new customers. [More]

Self Storage Search Engines Cater to Last Minute Movers

by Winnie Hsiu September 3, 2010 5:50 PM
Need to move tomorrow? Are you just starting to pack? Several online self storage search engines and shopping sites plan to allow people who need to move quickly to reserve a unit and move fast, even if they need to move within a day. [More]

StorageFront Website Ends Beta Phase

by Tony Gonzalez January 25, 2010 10:11 AM
Last October, StorageFront launched its new self-storage search engine and web-marketing service, making it available for use while also adjusting it periodically based on the demands of users. Now that its beta-testing phase is finished, StorageFront has announced that it will go live with its new website on Feb. 1 of this year.

StorageFront is a search engine and marketing resource for the self-storage industry. Its directory of self-storage providers includes over 40,000 storage facilities in the United States. The site is intended to be used both by consumers and by self-storage owners. For owners, the site is intended to be a marketing tool. For consumers, it shows all the facilities that meet a particular, user-defined criteria, sorted by geographic proximity to the consumer. [More]