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Best Practices for Responding to Online Reviews

G5 Posted January 2, 2019 by G5

According to Moz’s 2018 Local Search Ranking Factors, review signals are one of the fastest growing thematic signals for local search. David Mihm, founder of Tidings and former Director of Local Search Strategy for Moz said, “Whether the increased ranking is due to review volume, keywords in review content, or the increased clickthrough rate those […]

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Self Storage Technology Trends

G5 Posted December 27, 2018 by G5

Self storage technology continues to advance and offer a new, more diversified customer relationship management scope. What role does technology currently have in your security measures and customer experience? If it’s limited or non-existent, you should start looking into the following trends and tools in 2019. Tech-based equipment and operating systems reduce staff time, increase […]

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Speed Up Lease-up with Social Media

G5 Posted December 26, 2018 by G5

One of the best lease-up tactics you can master is to introduce a new community to the neighborhood using social media. Social media allows you to make online connections with fellow business owners, restaurants and bars, entertainment options, and of course, prospects. Branded social media pages also allow you to take further ownership over what […]

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How Supply and Demand is Changing Metropolitan Senior Living Markets

G5 Posted December 21, 2018 by G5

The adage “all real estate is local” is true for all sectors, and especially for senior living markets. It is always wise to know the national trends and outlook for the industry, but it’s far more important to know your market conditions. This is in part because broader trends may diminish new opportunities for owners […]

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Don’t Make These Social Media Mistakes in 2019

G5 Posted December 19, 2018 by G5

Social media extends your reach and gives you the opportunity to engage with your audience in new and exciting ways. But simply attaching your business name to a Facebook or Twitter profile isn’t enough to guarantee success. You need to actively manage your social accounts to see a return on investment. Here are the social […]

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Improve Website Performance with Image Management

G5 Posted December 17, 2018 by G5

Images account for more than 60 percent of a website’s total bandwidth. Bandwidth is a costly commodity. If your website is image-heavy, it is probably responsible for the majority of your IT costs, including hosting and storage. In addition to the financial burden, you can lose leads and customers because your website takes too long […]

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Tips to Optimize Your Website for Voice Search

G5 Posted December 14, 2018 by G5

Have you ever utilized the voice search option on your phone? If so, you’re not alone. In 2017, 40 percent of adults used voice search every day. ComScore predicts that 50 percent of all searches will be done via voice by 2020, and 30 percent will be done on screenless smart devices like Echo, Alexa, […]

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Say Goodbye to Your Self Storage Lead Aggregator in 2019

G5 Posted December 12, 2018 by G5

Does your lead aggregator deliver qualified leads directly to your sales team? If the answer is no, then we have a New Year’s resolution for you – one that will lead to higher conversion rates, increased NOI, and a stronger brand presence. Say hello to 2019 by saying goodbye to your self storage lead aggregator. […]

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Moz’s The State of Local SEO Industry Report 2019: Overview and Insights

G5 Posted December 10, 2018 by G5

Local search marketing has created new ways to connect your business to audiences throughout the research and buying journey. Moz has paved the way for search engine optimization (SEO) technology and local search management since 2004. Their recently published State of Local SEO Industry Report 2019 represents survey responses from over 1,400 local marketers to […]

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Climate-Controlled Storage: The Great Debate

G5 Posted December 7, 2018 by G5

Development of high-end self storage properties is on the rise, and so is the proliferation of climate-controlled storage units – or some version of them at least. What many owners and operators don’t know however, is that self storage units must meet very specific requirements to constitute as climate controlled. It is common throughout the […]

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