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Web Hosting News You May Have Missed in October

Published on 11/2/2012 by

We turned a new page over on the calendar today. Hello November! If your schedule was anything like mine last month, you were so inundated with work and personal business that you may have missed a few crucial headlines here and there. Let’s take a moment to catch up before October’s headlines are old news.

Google launched a new disavow tool

Bing’s Disavow Links tool launched over the summer and Google has finally gotten around to matching services. Google’s new tool to disavow links launched in mid-October and is available to webmasters through their Webmaster Tools page. Matt Cutts explains how to use the new feature below.

Identify any font on the web with WhatFont

Chengyin Liu, an undergraduate Computer Science student, has designed a new tool called WhatFont that will help you to identify any font on any webpage. WhatFont is available by Chrome and Safari extension, and can also be used as a bookmarklet. Learn how to use WhatFont and see what it can do for you on Liu’s website.

Edit web content and pages on-the-fly with Copybar

Copybar is an exciting piece of software that lets you edit your web content directly on the page you want changed. There's never a need to login to a CMS backend or toggle between your editor and your page. Copybar works on any platform and installs with a simple copy and paste. Copybar is currently in beta pricing, so don't miss the opportunity to check out this one-of-a-kind editor. Limited licenses are free and Pro accounts run just $4.95 a month.

Expedient plans to double space in Pittsburgh data center

Web hosting company Expedient has announced plans to double the size of their Pittsburgh data center. The multi-million dollar project will be built adjacent to the current data center and will be completed over a six month period. A video tour of Expedient's current facility is available on YouTube.

Domain name webhosting.co.uk sells for $500,000

Sedo domain broker Dave Evanson announced on Twitter that he sold the domain webhosting.co.uk for a cool $500,000 in October.  The half million dollar sale is the largest ccTLD sale of 2012.

HostMonopoly is born

HostMonopoly is the brainchild of Michael Bashi, internet marketing public figure known for his successful online training programs and business coaching skills. HostMonopoly assists new web hosting clients can learn the ins and outs of hosting through a 100% free video tutorial series. Get instant access to HostMonopoly here.

October was a busy month in the hosting industry! As we near several major holidays, November is sure to be filled with web hosting sales, news, and fresh tips and tricks. Happy November, hosters!