Self Storage Industry Blog

Jana Haecherl, Storedge Writer

Jana is a marketing content writer living in Kansas City. A graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in psychology and business, Jana enjoys bringing technology, web marketing and industry news and tips to self storage owners and managers.

5 Easy Ways to Rank Better in Google Search

Jana Haecherl |08 Dec 2016 |4 min read

Want to rank better on Google? Check out these five easy tips to optimize your website and boost your search engine ranking.

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Client Spotlight: Castlerock Interests, LLC

Jana Haecherl |05 Dec 2016 |7 min read

Castlerock Interests, LLC is bringing creative innovation to self storage management and development. Find out how this Texas owner is using technology to challenge the status quo.

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10 Federal Skyrockets to Success With Fully Automated Facility

Jana Haecherl |30 Nov 2016 |1 min read

Check out the latest news from storEDGE client 10 Federal Storage on the success of their first unmanned, fully automated North Carolina facility.

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Gadget Review: Bluetooth Locks

Jana Haecherl |18 Nov 2016 |6 min read

At storEDGE, we love technology. So we couldn’t resist trying out the latest tech to hit the self storage world: smart bluetooth padlocks. Read our gadget review and compare the top models, brands, and features.

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How to Choose Between Facebook Ads and Google AdWords

Jana Haecherl |18 Nov 2016 |9 min read

Google AdWords may be the king of PPC advertising, but Facebook Ads are another great option for self storage businesses looking to boost leads and occupancy percentages.

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How Voice Search Will Change Local SEO

Jana Haecherl |09 Nov 2016 |3 min read

Voice searches are on the rise thanks to virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa. Do you know how voice search affects your business’ SEO?

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Client Spotlight: Beyond Self Storage

Jana Haecherl |04 Nov 2016 |7 min read

There's a new brand on the block that's challenging self storage stereotypes with modern design and first-class amenities. Find out how they're using technology, style and charitable giving to grow their business.

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Facility Maps: What You Need to Know

Jana Haecherl |26 Oct 2016 |6 min read

If you’ve heard the buzz lately about interactive facility maps and want to learn more about digital map features, check out this post! Read on to find out what having a modern, interactive map can do for your business.

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Client Spotlight: Smithville Self Storage

Jana Haecherl |24 Oct 2016 |6 min read

This month we're bringing back our client spotlight series with a local client, Smithville Self Storage. Read all about what makes their storage facility unique here!

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4 Practical Ways to be a Better Self Storage Manager

Jana Haecherl |20 Oct 2016 |6 min read

Looking to improve your management skills? Check out this collection of some practical things you can start doing right away to be a better facility manager.

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What You Need to Know About the Google Possum Algorithm Update

Jana Haecherl |10 Oct 2016 |9 min read

Wondering what's up with local search rankings lately? Here's everything you need to know about Google's 'Possum' algorithm update.

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A Day in the Life: Parkville Self Storage

Jana Haecherl |03 Oct 2016 |6 min read

Ever wonder what it is like to work at a different self storage facility? Read all about what a day in the life is like as a facility manager at Parkville Self Storage.

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How to Prevent Pets From Being Stored at Your Facility

Jana Haecherl |23 Sep 2016 |13 min read

Whether you’ve encountered the problem at your facility or read horror stories online, this post has you covered. Learn all about the reasons pets end up in self storage and what you can do to protect the animals and your facility.

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5 Key Lessons for Smooth Tenant Move-ins

Jana Haecherl |15 Sep 2016 |6 min read

Check out these tips to make sure your technology and customer service skills are on point to make the move-in process a great experience for your new tenants.

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After the Show: Our Top 10 Favorite Ways to Enjoy Vegas

Jana Haecherl |31 Aug 2016

Heading to the SSA Fall Conference & Trade Show? Read this to make sure you get the most out of your Las Vegas trip with these tips from Vegas veterans and foodies!

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Pokémon Go: Good or Bad for Your Self Storage Business?

Jana Haecherl |22 Aug 2016

You’ve heard about businesses successfully marketing to Pokémon Go players, but will it work for your self storage facility? We looked at the growing trend and its applications to the self storage industry.

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4 Ways to be Successful at Online Reviews and Business Listings

Jana Haecherl |12 Aug 2016

Managing your online reviews and business listings can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out these tips to master your online presence.

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The Top 20 Most Expensive Cities to Rent a Storage Unit

Jana Haecherl |04 Aug 2016

Does your city make the list? Check out the most expensive places in the world to rent a 5 x 10 ft. storage unit.

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Top 10 DIY Productivity Hacks for Self-Storage Managers

Jana Haecherl |12 Jul 2016

Struggling with distractions? Wish you had more time in the day? Hack your workday with these 10 productivity tips to help you become an efficiency machine.

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How to Take Your Facility Logo From Blah to Bold

Jana Haecherl |29 Jun 2016

Is your logo looking a little stale? Check out our guide on redesigning your logo and refreshing the face of your brand.

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storEDGE® Offers Free Web Listing Scan to Announce New Service

Jana Haecherl |17 Jun 2016

The free listings scan tool rapidly searches the web and finds inaccurate business listings and citations, and leads the announcement of citation management - the service that fixes outdated or missing business information across 100+ online maps, apps, directories, GPS devices, social networks and search engines - from one easy-to-manage platform.

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18 Things People Hate About Your Website

Jana Haecherl |15 Jun 2016

Oh, website, sweet website, how do thy customers hate thee? Let me count the ways. These 18 little PSAs go out to all the bad websites around the world.

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What 'Climate Controlled' Storage Actually Means: 5 Tips for Owners

Jana Haecherl |31 May 2016

We talk about climate control all the time in the self storage industry. But do you know the difference between climate controlled and temperature controlled storage? It may be more important to the success of your business than you think. Get the lowdown on important climate controlled storage facts.

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