This happened once before, but that time it was some company that had nothing to do with providing competing services. This time, it’s another web development firm.
Check out http://www.swansonholland.com/
In case they see this post and repent of their wicked ways, here are some screen shots so we can preserve the shame.
The MWI website:
The Swanson Holland website:
Notice anything similar? Hmmm.
On this page they even forgot to change out some of the content. As of the writing of this blog it reads “SHM has experience working with clients of all sizes, from family-owned businesses like Johnson Mill Bed and Breakfast to small businesses like the law firm of Strong & Hanni to large enterprises like 3Com or Altiris. Our clients cover all types of industries and come from all parts of the United States and Europe.”
Funny, that’s just what it says on our site! And isn’t that weird how they also have done work for Johnson Mill, 3Com, and Altirs? I mean, what are the odds?
You’re probably wondering how I found this out. Well, when they copied our site evidently they copied all the HTML as well, and they forgot to remove some site analytics tracking code in the HTML, so when I checked our stats I had all sorts of referrering clicks from their site.
But the real question is do you really think those are their real clients on that clients page? I find it hard to believe a design firm that blatantly rips off designs from other firms would be landing clients like that.