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How long does it take to see results from SEO for Storage Facilities [Quick Article]

July 12, 2018

This is a quick and easy guide to SEO for storage facility owners. Learn how long your SEO campaign take in this informative guide written by StoragePug.
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As a self storage owner or marketer you may be wondering; how long it takes for SEO to get results for storage facilities? 

The answer to this is simple. It depends on your self storage website and your level of SEO expertise.

That being said you can typically expect results within 2-4 months.

With a good SEO strategy your website will be renting more units consistently in 2-4 months!

The higher you are on Google, the more people visit your website. Offering rentals helps convert that traffic into paying tenants!

This time can be shorter with blog articles, which are often featured on Google as early as 4 days.

I will explain why this is, and how to use SEO properly for your self storage website in order to meet these metrics.

Why does it take 2-4 months?

This time is about how long it would take a good SEO to get actual first page results for a given keyword(s) for your self storage facility.

The time associated is both from work having to actually be completed by an SEO, as well as the time it takes Google to crawl and assess over a billion websites.

Google Search Console allows you to submit your website to be indexed rather than waiting to be crawled.

Results can take even longer than 4 months, especially with brand new self storage websites in competitive industries.

For those of you who have a website that has been active for 2 or more years, an experienced SEO should be able to get you first page rankings within 2 months.

The time it takes depends on the situation of your business, and how you go about your SEO.

How do I go about SEO properly for self storage?

There’s only two ways to go about doing SEO correctly.

  1. You learn it yourself (this can take 2 or more years to master).
  2. You hire someone.

SEO takes time to learn and to implement.

Google has over 200 ranking factors, all of which need to be considered when striving for top rankings.

If you're looking for someone to boost your storage facility with SEO StoragePug would love to help!

Book a demo or reach out to us through the chat below.

How to learn SEO yourself

This is a reasonable option for someone on a tight budget, some with a genuine interest in SEO, or someone familiar with social media and/or web development.

I suggest you have some sort of passion for it because it can be frustrating at times, especially during the first 2 years, start looking at it like any career, you need to have some kind of interest in it, or it’s not going to be fun.

The best way to learn is to read blogs (Backlinko and Moz are quality SEO blogs), watch SEO videos on YouTube, or order SEO books online.

Utilize the outlet you find most comfortable to learn in and get to work, learning SEO will take time and effort.

Learning SEO requires a lot of trial and error, regardless of how many videos you watch, books or blogs you read.

You can read more about the best practices that we recommend at StoragePug here.

How to Hire an SEO

Learning SEO may not be ideal for most people, especially those who are not computer savvy or don’t have the time to learn a difficult skill.

For these people hiring a professional is the best way to go about boosting your websites SEO.

You can choose to work with an agency or work with a freelancer. There are benefits to both.

Agencies are more geared towards enterprise clients as they are able to handle more web pages, content, etc.

Agencies are also a more sure fire way to get results, as they have to be good at it to get an office and staff.

At StoragePug we work exclusively with self storage facilities to help them reach the top of Google.


SEO takes 3-6 months to get results for a lot of businesses.

This time is dependent on the amount of work already done online for your business, the skill of the SEO involved, and of course Google’s crawl rate.

Two out of those three things you can dictate, so make the right assessment when moving forward, whether with hiring and SEO or learning it yourself.

Get in touch with us at StoragePug to learn more about our services — or to schedule a free demo.

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