Online marketing has become a gateway for self-storage operators to reach a much broader audience. Through facility websites, self-storage directories and organic searches, facility operators can reach potential tenants far beyond the previously set three-mile market. Self-storage owners and managers are implementing pay-per-click and online Yellow Pages advertising, and embracing social-media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn. They are also exploring search-engine optimization (SEO), search-engine marketing (SEM), local search, and third-party referral sites to reach new customers via the Web.
Slideshow Reveals 10 Things Self-Storage Operators Need to Learn at ISS Expo
A new slideshow, "10 Things Your Self-Storage Business Is Begging You to Learn at the 2013 ISS Expo," will help attendees of the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, April 2-5, hone in on strategic offerings to maximize their event experience and capture knowledge ...More
10 Things Your Self-Storage Business Is Begging You to Learn at the 2013 ISS Expo
In the self-storage industry, the professionals who experience the most success are often those who continue to develop their knowledge of the latest industry trends and business methods. Here are 10 things facility owners and managers can learn at the upcoming Inside ...More
Southern Self Storage Launches Facebook Sweepstakes
Southern Self Storage, a Florida-based operator with 20 locations throughout the state, is hosting its second social media contest using Facebook. This time the company will give away a brand new Apple iPad Mini. ...More
Content Marketing: Tell Your Self-Storage Story Through Compelling Content
The biggest challenge facing self-storage marketers is that consumers have shut themselves off from the traditional world of marketing. Guest blogger and ISS Expo speaker Christina Alvino says the way to attract and convert prospective tenants today is through content ...More
Harness the Power of YouTube: Can Video Bring in Self-Storage Customers?
With more than 800 million unique visitors each month, YouTube has become one of the best marketing avenues available today. How can self-storage operators promote their facility on this social-media giant? ...More
Does Your Self-Storage Website Still Get Value From Facebook?
Although Facebook remains a viable opportunity for self-storage businesses to promote themselves, guest blogger Brian Barwig says the website’s controversial, pay-to-play “promoted posts” program has frustrated enough businesses to warrant a re-examination of their social ...More
Is Your Self-Storage Facility Competing With Itself Online? Taking a Global View of Your Internet Marketing
When adding any new Web-based service to their marketing plan, self-storage operators should take a global view. The goal should be to share information and open new sources of business, not compete with yourself online. ...More
Handling Self-Storage Customer Complaints in a Facebook World
Today’s self-storage customers are increasingly dependent on social media to help them decide where to rent, and they aren’t shy about posting complaints. Guest blogger and ISS Expo speaker Mark Beck says social-media users are essentially part of a storage business’ ...More
Self-Storage Social Media: Are You Doing It Right?
When it comes to social media, self-storage operators need to come off as "human," not marketing machines. Posting your weekly specials or boasting about your facility's climate control isn't going to gain you customers. Here's how to revamp your social-media agenda. ...More
4 Ways Video Can Help Self-Storage Operators Increase Online Visibility
Guest blogger Cat Lane knows most self-storage operators face time and budget issues when it comes to addressing Internet and social-media marketing. But with consumers’ increasing reliance on the Web and more and more storage business conducted online, she believes the one ...More