Internet News Articles from M35 Web Design

UK lagging behind the global average in mobile internet usage

Internet mobile phone usage in the UK
According to Zenith’s Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017, the UK is lagging behind the global average in mobile internet usage.

Globally, mobile internet usage accounts for 73% of time spent on the internet. In contrast, UK usage of a mobile device to access the internet is just 57%, with a rise to 64% expected in 2018.
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Esso launches mobile payment app for fuel purchases

Esso fuel app
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

Blog your way to the top of Google
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 is now 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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