Pat always enjoys attending the annual Dude Ranchers’ Association conferences. The camaraderie at the conferences is infectious and Pat has made a great many friends. Sometimes it seems more like a great big reunion than a conference!
This year’s conference was an especially happy one for us, however, as we were presented with the 2019 Vendor of the Year Award.
The Dude Ranchers’ Association (DRA) has been the governing body of the West’s Dude Ranch industry since 1926. The association represents over 100 of the country’s best dude and guest ranches. InsideOut Solutions has developed two websites and provided managed web hosting for the DRA since 2010.
Dude Ranchers’ Association Website
The DRA website was developed in Laravel, an open-source PHP web framework. Laravel was chosen over WordPress because of its more efficient data and resources management abilities. The result was a cutting edge website and robust content management system that is easy for the DRA and its members to maintain.
After this latest update, the DRA saw unique visitations double, with half of those visits from organic search. The DRA website, duderanch.org, saw over 454,152 uniques visitors in 2018. The average time visitors spent on the site was 7.45 minutes, with 2.98 pages per visit or 1,353,373 impressions. The DRA was understandably happy with those results and we were very proud to deliver them!
InsideOut Solutions has thoroughly enjoyed working with the good folks at the DRA and we look forward to many more years of continuing relationship.
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