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    Introducing StorageCat: A Better Way to Store Your Cat [April 1st, 2019]

    Your browser does not support SVG Tommy Nguyen


    As owners and managers of self storage facilities, you're always on the hunt for smart ways to attract new tenants and give your existing tenants the best experience. 

    The Three C's come to mind: ComfortableConvenient, and Cat-friendly.

    At StoragePug, we love animals of all sorts: dogs, humans, managers, bears, and even cats. Being a dog-centric company, we've felt recently that the Pug Platform doesn't serve our feline friends very well.

    That changes today. Introducing StorageCat: A Better Way to Store Your Cat!

    We're committed to building bold, amazing, and helpful tools for the self storage industry.

    Keep reading to find out why StorageCat** is the next amazing self-storage innovation. Go ahead and a get in touch when you're ready!

    Increase Your Revenue by Offering More Ways to Rent Storage Units

    Your browser does not support SVG George Robinson

    Are you looking for a way to boost your revenue? Do it by offering a new product or service or by updating your platform. Reach out to customers online effectively by giving them the things they want.

    Consider the resources you have and the trends you can get ahead of. Moreover, think about offering portable storage if you haven’t already.

    We’ll discuss our unique portable storage integration in a moment. Let’s start with other options, though. These are simple, low-cost (even cost-free) ways to extend your product line and increase your revenue.

    Should My Storage Facility Have a Yelp Page?

    Your browser does not support SVG Richard Jeffords

    Today’s consumers no longer need to rely on the word of salespeople or vendors. They have the internet!

    It is easy for anyone to tap into an abundance of testimonials, reviews, articles, and more when researching products and services. It's is true no matter what people are consuming – whether it be food from a restaurant, clothes from a department store or rental services from your self-storage facility.

    What is Google My Business for Self Storage?

    Your browser does not support SVG George Robinson

    Google My Business is an easy-to-use and useful tool for brick and mortar businesses. It allows you to manage your online presence across Google.

    This free tool helps potential and current customers learn a lot about your business. By simply verifying and editing your information, you can help customers find your storage facility and learn more about the services that you offer.

    Google My Business works with Search and Maps — and it is entirely free to use.

    Why the Google 3 Pack Is Crucial for Storage Facility Marketing

    Your browser does not support SVG Amanda Myers

    Self storage facilities, for the most part, serve local renters. We satisfy the needs of our community. That's the basic composition of local business, even if somewhat oversimplified. We know, however, that things are really more complicated than that.

    Technology has changed the way consumers find and relate to businesses and brands.

    How Reviews Help Your Storage Facility Rank in the Google 3 Pack

    Your browser does not support SVG Rachel English

    Google's "3 Pack" is a list of three competing businesses serving local customers in a particular city or town. It includes the businesses' phone numbers, their review score, and other information.

    You can click one of the three businesses to get more information about it. Besides paid advertisements, the 3 pack is the first thing you see on a Google search engine results page (SERP).

    Self Storage Kiosk: Considerations before Investing

    Your browser does not support SVG T. J. Williamson

    The kiosk may be a trendy item in the self-storage industry, but it's not a game-changer that's going to help you break through to a higher plateau of revenue.

    In reality, your tenants probably won't be looking for a kiosk. Even if they are, you can win them over with a well-designed website.

    How to Rank in the Google 3 Pack

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    Search Engine Results are now Locally-Relevant

    By now, everyone knows that having an online presence for your business is not enough. It’s vital nowadays your storage facility can be found online.

    That means integrating Search Engine Optimization best practices to make sure when people go online to search for a service such as “self-storage facility,” they find your business.

    7 Ways to boost your ROI by offering online rentals

    Your browser does not support SVG T. J. Williamson

    If you aren’t already offering online rentals, your self-storage business is missing out.

    Period. End of story.

    A desire for end-to-end shopping, selection, and purchase in the virtual world isn’t limited to Millennials and techies. A whopping 58% of all consumers say convenience is driving a preference for completing their purchases in the virtual world, and the self-storage business is no exception.

    What is Local SEO

    Your browser does not support SVG Sophie Nguyen

    StoragePug is a modern marketing company for self storage. We create intelligent marketing websites that allow you to rent units & take payments through your facility’s website.

    Local SEO is one of the most important things you can do for your self-storage business.

    About 80 percent of your potential customers will search online for self-storage companies before selecting one to call and give their business.

    If you aren’t using local SEO techniques, they may never know your facility even exists.