We had a busy year at storEDGE in 2015. For starters, we were StorageAhead this time last year (before we rebranded in February). We created new products, pushed out countless updates, and had plenty of fun along the way.

We’ve had quite a few names floating around for awhile, which is why we’re excited to clear things up once and for all....

Posted by storEDGE on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

If you read our blog or follow us on social media, hopefully you had plenty of fun, too, as you learned new facts about marketing, watched our products continue to improve, and wondered what we would write about next.

Before we get to our holiday wishes from our company to yours, let's recap what 2015 looked like for storEDGE:

2015 on the storEDGE blog

This was one of our most productive years for creating new content on the storEDGE blog. While we mostly released updates about our brand and updates in the spring, we picked up our blogging efforts in August and wrote an average of five new blogs per month. We also doubled our list of blog subscribers, hitting a blog digest open rate above the average in email marketing.

We wrote 40 blog posts in 2015

Well, 40 if you count this one! This year we explored topics ranging from solar power and storage construction to content/link building and search engine optimization. While several of our blog posts from the last few years continued to gain new views, our posts from this year gained their fair share of attention, too.

Our top 10 blog posts for 2015

Did you miss an article or two? Or maybe you're curious to know if other operators liked the same posts you did? Here are the top ten blog posts for this year, ranked by their number of views:

  1. 5 of the Most Unique Cultures in Self Storage

  2. Court Order Protects Red Nova and Its storEDGE Customers

  3. StoreLocal Announces Acquisition of StorageFront.com from Red Nova

  4. Red Nova Introduces New storEDGE Brand for Its Self Storage Platform

  5. 4 Kinds of Technology Your Property Needs

  6. Top 7 Facts About Building a Self Storage Facility

  7. A Manager's Guide to SEO

  8. 3 Brilliant Advertising Campaigns and What You Can Learn from Them

  9. storEDGE Introduces Digital Rental Center

  10. . Understanding Solar Energy, Its Cost, and How to Efficiently Plan for Its Use

It seems many of our readers enjoy press releases just as much as they do education articles. Would you say that's accurate for you?

Our clients had awesome stories to tell

This year we also highlighted a few of our clients and the exciting developments they had underway. 10 Federal Storage explored methods for imporving the unmanned model of self storage, while Absolute Storage Management promoted individuality in their copmany culture and business model with the help of their self storage marketing website. Finally, Eagle Self Storage relied on technology to improve their customer experience. Tony Allen from our client Lockaway Storage even won the Manager of the Year award from Self Storage Now!

The polls are in and Self Storage Now!'s "Manage of the Year" award goes to Tony Allen of Lockaway Storage. We are proud to have clients that are doing great things in the industry. Way to go, Tony!

Posted by storEDGE on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

2015 on the storEDGE Facebook page

From donut and BBQ giveaways to announcing our new coffee bar, we had an exciting year on our Facebook page, too.

Wake up and smell the donuts. It's national donut day, the perfect sweet treat to accompany your morning coffee and...

Posted by storEDGE on Friday, June 5, 2015

We attended trade shows with you, held roundtable discussions with you, and even made new product videos for you.

We're hitting the road in the coming months to attend a trade show near you! Wrap up your summer travel with a trip to...

Posted by storEDGE on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tired of mediocrity? Ready for brilliant, bold, and user-friendly self storage software? We understand your pain points...

Posted by storEDGE on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

We loved hearing what was new at your storage facility and interacting with you on social media, and we're looking forward to all the fun posts we can share in 2016!

Happy holidays from our team!

Whether you're a client of our self storage management software or you're an occasional reader of our blog, we want to say that we appreciate you. We do what we do to make the storage industry better and to improve the lives of storage operators.

We hope that your 2015 was equally productive, ambitious, creative, and enjoyable. We can't wait to see what stories you have to share in 2016.

From our team to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays and a very happy new year. Get some rest while you recount everything you accomplished this year, spend some much needed time with friends and loved ones, and prepare yourself for everything that's to come next year. We appreciate all the work you do!