Will "the Mighty" Strohl

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My name is Will Strohl. I'm a former employee of DNN Corp., a leader, personal branding expert, technologist, gamer, and more...

DotNetNuke SEO Whitepaper

This isn’t really a “whitepaper” in the literal sense, but rather a cheat sheet to help you identify all of the areas in DotNetNuke that you can take advantage of in order to effective leverage your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies.  Nearly all of these SEO settings and features have been around for a long time too.

Search Engine Optimization is simply a term used to describe the process of constantly optimizing your website to be indexed easier and faster – and better indexed than competitive websites.  The exact methods and techniques you use will sometimes change from week to week, but the tools used to employ your strategy generally remains the same.

If your website is publicly visible, and if it has ANYTHING to do with your business making money – SEO SHOULD BE IMPORTANT TO YOU.  Most companies that are serious about this have one or more people on-staff or contracted full time to get the most out of SEO.

DotNetNuke Site of the Month Contest Announced

DotNetNuke Site of the Month ContestIt’s always so cool to be able to tell you about the great things that the community gets to participate in and/or benefit from.  This is perhaps one of the cooler things…  A brand new program for competing to be the DotNetNuke site of the month!  Anyone can enter their site to the contest, but the contest is being hosted exclusively within Facebook and open to anyone to submit and win (except for lowly employees like me).

Get DotNetNuke Content at Mix 2011

Mix is another conference-type event where developers from all over gather to learn the greatest and newest things about technologies that work with or on the Microsoft stack.  This year, it’s being held on April 12-14 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.  For those of you that are familiar with or have attended DotNetNuke Connections (formerly known as OpenForce North America), this is the same hotel on the Vegas Strip.

The organizers had an open call for sessions to be submitted for the event, gaining an incredible number of submissions from very talented speakers all over the world.  Among those speakers are the DotNetNuke community’s very own Shaun Walker and Charles Nurse.  Each have two sessions submitted for consideration – and YOU can help get their sessions approved!

Widget Suite 01.02.00 for DotNetNuke Released

The Widget Suite for DotNetNuke continues to be one of the most fun that I have worked on in a long time.  I must say that this is not just because its focus is on DotNetNuke.  It is also because I have a couple of incredible people helping me with it, Mark Allan and Armand Datema.  They have been instrumental in the success of the development, scope, and continued overall success of the project.

Thanks to them, we have increased the number of widgets in the suite from 7 to 12!!!

Android Apps Used During our Trip Across the Country

As you may or may not know, I recently moved to the San Francisco area in California, which involved moving my family and our entire home.  Due to all kinds of things, the family wasn’t able to move with me until the end of December.  Finally, the time came, and we drove from Orlando, FL to San Francisco, CA.  It was a very fun and challenging journey for a family of 5, across 8 states, and through 4 time zones for 6 days.  The trip could’ve been shorter, but we stayed with family in Arizona for a couple of days.

During this time, we used our Android G2 phones quite extensively.  There are apps that we always use, but including those, a couple of apps proved to be very helpful to us.