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Bill Hipsher
Works at B2 Interactive
Attended University of Nebraska at Omaha
Lived in Omaha, NE
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Have you ever noticed the disproportionate number of storage facilities outside of National Parks throughout the U.S.? We certainly do at +Storage.com. So, we thought we'd talk to storage owners nearby national parks, other experts and do some research. See why these 19 parks are on our list of best National Parks to Visit in the U.S.

#nationalpark   #familytravel   #yosemite   #denali   #grandcanyon   #rockymountains   #everglades   #mammothcave  
Looking for an outdoor adventure or great road trip? Check out this list of the best national parks in the U.S. to find your next memorable vacation!
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How many of these hidden gems in #Omaha  do you recognize? What didn't make the list that should've?

As we work with more and more Omaha businesses to help them be found more often in local search, we thought we'd take a look at Omaha favorites who do really well by flying under the radar.

#localseo   #localsearch  
Looking for new places to check out in the Old Market, Midtown, North Omaha, South Omaha, Benson, etc.? Visit these Omaha hidden gems!
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Local Search Optimization and SEO for Local Businesses. Why this matters for self storage operators now more than ever. You might be full but the industry isn't slowing down. If you don't claim your space now someone else likely will. Just because storage operators are experiencing the highest rents and occupancies ever it doesn't mean that marketing should stop. Especially when it comes to claiming your online real estate that is readily available and could help you continue to drive top lines upwards.

#selfstorage   #storage   #localseo   #seo   #storagemarketing  
Local search optimization helps small to mid-sized self storage operators compete more effectively in local storage searches online. Learn more.
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We love our hometown and all the great things we get to do here with our families. Check out our list of Fun Things to Do With kids in Omaha, Neb.

#omaha  
Looking for Omaha family-friendly activities and adventures? Check out our comprehensive guide of the best things to do with kids in Omaha!
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Google offers help in passing their Google Partners Shopping Exam.
 
Join us this week and we'll help you pass the Google Partners Shopping exam: https://goo.gl/1QNvil
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Part of the reason for the rapid growth in Denver self storage business is growth of young professionals wishing to call Denver home. +Storage.com shares some of the Denver neighborhoods where YP's are finding most desirable and renting self storage.
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+B2 Interactive will be presenting alongside other online marketing experts on May 4th at the +Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Please register for this free event and come ready to get your #Omaha  Business online. 

Two workshops at 2:00 and 3:30 on 5/4/2015 held at: 

UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6400 South, University Drive Rd N
Omaha NE 68182

Same topic for each so you can choose the time that works best for you. We will be covering the basics of Getting Found on Google Search and Maps.

A business owner should bring one or more of the following documents to an event to be eligible for verification with Trusted Verifier. The documents must show the business name, address, and category (if possible). Utility bill(s), or Tax letter(s), or Business registration certificate(s)

https://www.omahachamber.org/members/events/index.cfm?view=byID&ed_id=550
RSVP to join me: https://www.omahachamber.org/members/events/index.cfm?view=byID&ed_id=550. Or visit google.com/smallbusinessweek to find a free workshop near you.
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Adding Dan Napoli and his team has been a huge boost to the results we can provide clients. Video is a powerful marketing tool, when done right. That's why we searched out the best in the region to head up video efforts for +Hurrdat 
An addition to our digital marketing services, our in-house production company Hurrdat Films will take us to new social and video marketing heights!
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The +Gizmodo article today regarding the #panamapapers   #hack   brought up the point that you have to plan for maintenance and updates to your +WordPress website and plugins.

We face this all the time where clients look at our managed and maintained web solutions vs. self-serve solutions or cheaper designers who offer no support or maintenance.

https://medium.com/@b2interactive/you-get-what-you-pay-for-4eb3a4eaa946#.qwfl4038a

#webdesign   #wordpress   #wordpressplugins   #hosting  
​Panama Papers Leak Proves You Need to Invest in Ongoing Website Maintenance and Hosting
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Happy for the continued opportunity to work with +SiteLink and participate in their annual conference.
Join SiteLink on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for one of the most powerful and informative events in the self-storage industry. This is not your normal, high-level industry conference.
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Nice article about storage units for sale to the super-rich from +Wall Street Journal.

Want to read about storage for the rest of us (the remaining 99% of America)? Check out +Storage.com blog at http:blog.storage.com.
We have been a part of the storage industry for more than 20 years and have stories, tips, ideas and uses for storage that the average consumer can enjoy.
From AutoMotorPlex in Minnesota to RoboVault in Florida, these luxury storage facilities promise homelike amenities and high-end service—for a price
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+Christian Andrew gives a recap of his first year at +Hurrdat 
Feb. 9 marks Christian's one-year work anniversary here at Hurrdat, and hooboy, what a year.
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Occupation
co-founder of B2 Interactive - CEO of www.Storage.com
Skills
Digital Marketing, Business Development, Website Development, SEO, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Internet Marketing, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, PR, E-Mail Marketing
Employment
  • B2 Interactive
    co-founder, 2012 - present
    I oversee the digital marketing agency operations for B2 Interactive in Omaha, NE. We have what seems to be an ever growing team that gets better and better every day. Watching our company grow up has been a rewarding experience for sure.
  • Hurrdat
    Partner, 2014 - present
    B² Interactive acquired Hurrdat in July 2014. Hurrdat's team and their excellence in social media marketing, brand building and content creation was the perfect fit for B² Interactive as we continue to grow. Hurrdat will remain in Lincoln, Neb. The two firms operations were merged however each retained its individual identities and specializations. Adi Kunalic will remain the CEO of Hurrdat continuing the strong leadership he has proven over the years.
  • Storage.com
    CEO, 2012 - present
    I oversee the daily operations of www.Storage.com, the premier marketplace for self storage. This site continues to evolve thanks to a team of nearly 60 individuals committed to developing the best experience for consumers looking for self storage as well as a digital marketing platform to meet the needs of all self storage facilities, regardless of size.
  • USstoragesearch.com
    Director of Business Development, 2001 - 2013
    Built the first self storage directory website in Omaha, NE in the late 1990's. Sold it to a local group of investors in the early 2000's. Continued in various business development and digital marketing duties until current firm B2 Interactive took over operations of the site in January of 2014.
  • CornerStone Commercial Real Estate
    Director of Business Development, 2000 - 2012
    Co-founder of commercial real estate development and management firm.
  • DESCO Management
    Real Estate Development, 2003 - 2007
    Oversaw the management and redevelopment of various commercial and residential real estate including several public/private joint ventures. Oversaw the management operations of multiple hospitality and restaurant operations. Oversaw the development of commercial real estate project including rehabilitation and new construction projects.
  • PJ Morgan Real Estate
    Property Management, Development, 1996 - 2000
    Managed commercial real estate of all types, oversaw or assisted in development of hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial real estate, participated sales & leasing operations across the United States
  • Omaha Web Ventures
    Owner, 1996 - 2003
    Website development, management and online marketing firm started in the mid-1990's where I first developed local self storage marketing website that eventually was sold and evolved into national self storage website USstoragesearch.com
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Omaha, NE - La Vista, NE - Hutchinson, KS - Ralston, NE
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Building B² Interactive Digital Marketing Agency Services, Growing Storage.com, the premier place to find self storage online
Introduction
After many years of off and on building an idea born more than a decade ago I decided it was time to start working on something new.  Still working with the last project but my eye is on the future with www.b2interactive.com.  Our first year flew by.  We have built a solid web presence for dozens of businesses in Omaha.  We also brought together 3 great national self storage websites, Storage.com, USstoragesearch.com and StorageUnit.com, all to be operated by B² Interactive in Omaha, NE.  

B² Interactive is a website development and internet marketing firm founded in 2012 by Brandon Taylor and I.  We build fantastic websites for Omaha businesses, yes.  Just as importantly we work to make sure they are found.  I head up our internet marketing and business development side of our company.  

B² Interactive acquired Hurrdat Social Media in Lincoln, NE in July of 2014 to grow our team with the best in social media marketing while expanding our footprint into Lincoln.
 
3 Daughters, 1 Son all between the ages of 6 months & 15 years.  An incredibly supportive wife who allows me to work at building what we are.
 
I have been involved with the development of storage related websites since building the first shop and compare self storage website nearly 15 years ago.  That grew up into the largest website and it is something we operate again.  Things really do tend to circle around in business.
 
Been working for the last 15+ years in various business development roles including website development and real estate development (mixed use, multi-family, hospitality, municipal).
 
Love travelling with my wife, throwing darts with my brothers and being perpetually disappointed in the various sports teams I follow (Huskers, Blue Devils, Lakers, Yankees).
 
Also, I possess a fantasy football curse similar to the Madden curse.  For the last 8 years a minimum of 2 out of my first 3 picks has had a season ending injury within the first 2 weeks of the season.  We may start an NFL players insurance fund where for a small fee any player can ensure that they will not be picked by me, thus protecting them from the Hipsher fantasy football curse.
Bragging rights
We not only survived first year of tech start-up life but flourished. Things are looking really good for B² Interactive and Storage.com
Education
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
    Real Estate & Land Use Economics, 1993 - 1997
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A weekend retreat for us a couple of times each year. We plan for weekends without major events in KC, which are harder and harder to plan around with more going on each year. Like any popular shopping destination you have your typical peak times where difficult to navigate sidewalks and being there on 80+ degree days with little but concrete around can make for a long day. A handful of stores we can't find locally in Omaha but not many so it's not really about the shopping but getting out of town for 48 hours. Great food of course and plenty of things to do with kids throughout the city.
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grabbed lunch on a busy Saturday and they were able to seat us right away. We had a 2 year old with us which in hindsight wasn't best idea as not many other toddlers in the restaurant and I wouldn't take her with us for an evening meal. The servers and staff treated us great and made excellent recommendations. The food was timely and excellent, especially considering the prices. Seemed like a great value. Time in restaurant wasn't too bad, which was nice. We were shopping and not looking for a 2-hour meal experience but did want good food. Would definitely recommend.
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hurrdat has a talented group of digital marketers who I've been able to work with in several different ways for more than 5 years now. I'm proud to have been the first person to sign up for their services on their website and over the last 5 years it has been a pleasure to watch the company evolve. For the first 4 years, my relationship with Hurrdat was as a client. They provided content marketing services for brands I worked with including both long-form content (primarily targeted blogs & articles) as well as a series of social posts to support the articles. Hurrdat continued to evolve to match a rapidly changing digital/interactive marketing medium. Their social services became more robust and targeted to meet a campaigns goals. The team also grew and started to become much more well rounded digital marketers leading me to place the full social efforts of one national brand solely in their hands. Their success with this project led us to investigate the possibility of a merger of our companies, which finally made sense in early 2014. After months of making sure a merger would be beneficial to clients and employees we completed the acquisition in July of 2014. Since the merger I have had the opportunity to work with this talented team in a new way and find ways to push the limits of what is possible with digital marketing for our clients. I have had the ability to work with this really passionate team to further advance the services offered by both our offices through the merger of Hurrdat's great social and content services with our own SEO, web development and other marketing services. It's been an amazing five years of working together and I'm really looking forward to the future with this team.
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Public - 7 months ago
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Dr. Vondra was very attentive to my needs. I have a severe dentist-aversion problem that he helped to quell. Service was quick and the entire staff was very friendly. Everything that I needed, my options and post treatment expectations were fully and clearly explained by Dr. Vondra.
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I don't know that I can complain about the rooms at the price I paid. Luckily got in late at night otherwise the check-in during the day every day I was there looked to be horrific. The room was fine except the gap under the door leading to hallway and connected room were each about 3-4 inches tall so had to take pillows and blankets and put them up against doors to keep lights and sounds out. The bathroom was rough and cleaning wasn't great, still hair on floor and counter top. The bedroom and bed were very nicely finished though. The elevator situation was the biggest joke. Missing buttons, handwritten floor numbers on tape next to buttons. Elevators that would take you up 6 floors then back down with no stops in between. All that being said. I paid about $110 for 3 nights plus the resort fee. I was there for a conference at Caesar's, which was $325+ a night. I feel I got good value for the price and should expect what I pay for. I wasn't expecting much from the room or hotel and didn't care because I was at a conference across the street 16 hours a day.
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