UK predicted to be world’s third biggest market for e-commerce in 2021

UK predicted to be world’s third biggest market for e-commerce in 2021

According to new data from Worldpay, the payment processing service, the UK will be the world’s third biggest market for e-commerce in 2021. This means it will grow by and average of almost 10 per cent over the next five years and put the UK just behind China and the US in terms of the value of online transactions.

 
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Esso launches mobile payment app for fuel purchases

Esso launches mobile payment app for fuel purchases

Esso has launched a new app for mobile phones, that allows customers to pay for their fuel at the petrol station. Using cloud-based technology, the system is quick and secure.

Once at the pump and before filling up with fuel, customers can open the app, select the pump number and authorise payment. When the nozzle for the fuel pump has been replaced the app confirms the payment amount and emails them a receipt for their purchase.

 
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Child Safety Initiative Phone Scam

Child Safety Initiative Phone Scam

Today I had a call from ‘The Child Safety Initiative’. The woman who called had a northern accent and said she’d “spoken to Lindsey back in February”, and Lindsey had agreed to sponsor a campaign to education children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

When I said I had no recollection of speaking to her and hadn’t agreed to sponsor anyone she asked if I was Lindsey Harris. When I confirmed I was, she reiterated that, oh yes, we’d spoken in February and M35 Web Design had agreed to sponsor their publication for a one-off cost, instead of their five-yearly sponsorship deal. The cost of this ‘sponsorship’? £125 + VAT.

 
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The Power of Blogging Part III – Another Update

The Power of Blogging Part III – Another Update

Writing blog posts is an easy way to regularly get to the top of Google and other search engines!

Last month I wrote two articles on the writing blog posts and the power of blogging. You can see The Power of Blogging Part 1 here and The Power of Blogging Part II here.

Today’s post is a short update to say that my sunflower blog post (referred to in The Power of Blogging Part II) now also ranks at number 2 and 3 on page 1 in Google for the search terms ‘sunflower fields uk 2017’ and ‘sunflower field uk 2017’.

Initially I was just targeting fairly local search phrases, such as ‘sunflower field dorset’, so having a UK search result so quickly is great.

 
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Ransomware targeting WordPress websites

Ransomware targeting WordPress websites

Ransomware is now targeting WordPress websites, so if you have a site that’s been built with WordPress, this post is for you.

Ransomware encrypts all your website’s files using strong and unbreakable encryption, then the attackers ask you to pay them to decrypt your files. They usually ask for payment by Bitcoin, although paying doesn’t unlock the files anyway.

There are ways to protect your site from being compromised by Ransomware.

 
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