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Google discriminates against small businesses

Google discriminates against small businesses

Part of getting your business seen online is SEO, and an important part of this is getting your business registered with Google my business and Google maps.

Not only have I had to do this for my own business and my wife’s business but it is a service I provide to clients. When it works, this is a simple process, which involves Google sending a postcard to the business address with a code on it, which you then use to verify the business address.

However, sometimes the postcard doesn’t turn up, or some miscreant might report your listing and claim it is fraudulent or misleading and gets it suspended for review, at which point you have to contact Google my business support and request manual verification, which is where things get ridiculous.

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Adobe Business Catalyst Migration

Adobe Business Catalyst Migration

If you’re a customer of Adobe Business Catalyst, you may be surprised and concerned at their recent announcement that the all-in-one CMS will be discontinued on 26th March 2020, along with Adobe Muse. While Adobe revised the closure date to 26th March 2021 after feedback from businesses to allow more time for the changeover, the fact remains that those using the platform need to start making plans soon to ensure a smooth transition without disruption to their online businesses. Whilst Adobe...

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Companies house is a playground for criminals

Companies house is a playground for criminals

A businessman registered a company to former business secretary Vince Cable to highlight how easy it is for criminals to lodge false details with Companies House has been fined for deliberately falsifying information. Company director Kevin Brewer, instead of being praised for highlighting the obvious flaws in the companies house website, was ordered to pay over £12,000 after pleading guilty to filing false information on the UK’s company register. However, critics have labelled it a “pyrrhic...

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Major CPU security flaws affecting ALL computer systems

Major CPU security flaws affecting ALL computer systems

Meltdown and Spectre are the names of two serious security flaws that have been found within computer processors. They could allow hackers to steal sensitive data without users knowing, one of them affecting chips made as far back as 1995. What are Meltdown and Spectre? Meltdown is a security flaw that could allow hackers to bypass the hardware barrier between applications run by users and the computer’s core memory, which is normally highly protected. Spectre is slightly different. It...

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BT customers targeted by Indian call centre scammers

BT customers targeted by Indian call centre scammers

BT customers in the UK have been targeted by call centre scammers in India – with one person reporting they were defrauded for thousands of pounds this week. The issue appears to have been going on for more than a year. Some customers said the fraudsters knew their personal details. One victim reported he had he got a call from someone this week asking for him by name, talking about his existing broadband problems which he had reported to BT previously. This individual claimed he had malware...

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More ways to get paid with PayPal

More ways to get paid with PayPal

Get paid anywhere with PayPal Here Accept card and contactless payments easily without monthly fees using just your mobile phone and the PayPal card reader.   I  am now setup with PayPal here, and can provide you with an onsite demo (Kent only) and training in using the card reader. If you do not already have paypal, I can help you setup paypal, a full merchant account if you also need online processing and anything else e-commerce related. [button link="/contact"...

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Welcome to the new wordpress blog

Mango Blog was great for the few years I have used it, but it rarely gets any updates (only 1 in the 3 years I have used it I think)  and what few plugins there are, many of them are dead, and the rest are not being maintained or updated either. The cfformProtect anti-spam plugin seems to be failing more and more, I have not even been able to post on the mango blog forums for the last couple of years as cfformprotect wont let me, despite informing laura many time, this has never been fixed. So...

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