The users of Self-Storage Talk (www.selfstoragetalk.com), the self-storage industry’s largest online community, broke a record on Friday for the most users ever online at one time. Topping out at 560, the new record shatters the previous mark of 362, which was set on Jan. 8.
The old record was first defeated mid-morning on Friday after the delivery of SST’s monthly e-mail newsletter. New records were set throughout the day as site traffic surged. Previously registered users flocked to the forum to read and discuss active discussion threads, while new visitors investigated the site for the first time. A notable number of inactive users began posting on the forum again after staying dormant for varying lengths of time.
“I'm thrilled with what the Self-Storage Talk community has accomplished,” said John Carlisle, community manager. “The site has shown continuous growth over the past few months, due to an audience that is committed to connecting with one another online. Everyone from the site's first users, who registered back in 2008, to the newest members should be proud.”
SST is the official online forum of Inside Self-Storage, the producer of self-storage publications, conferences and tradeshows, and the Self-Storage Training Institute, an online education portal for industry managers and owners.
SST currently contains more than 20,000 posts, 2,560 discussion threads and 2,765 registered users, with a goal to reach 3,000 members by July 4. Those who have not joined the community and would like to register may do so for free at www.selfstoragetalk.com/register.php.