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May 17, 2011

Wall of Shame : Website Testimonials

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With over 10 years in the web and graphic design business, we have amassed a fine collection of testimonials from our clients, heart felt words that reflect the quality of our work and the level of our service.

Funnily enough we frequently come across those same testimonials on other people’s sites. How could that be? Did the magic testimonial fairy wave her wand and give them duplicate versions? Did multiple satisfied clients just miraculously happen to come up with the same words, accurate down to the last detail? We routinely contact people and ask that these testimonials be removed, and you would be amazed at the explanations that people come up with for how they ended up with multiple identical testimonials to us. You would also be amazed at the unrighteous indignation exhibited by some of these same firms when they are outed for having these duplicate words on their site.

We list below some of the websites in question, and leave it to you, the reader, to wonder what could have caused our hard-earned and genuine testimonials to somehow find their way onto other people’s sites. Far be it from us to question their motives, integrity or need in this matter.

Media Majik
3 testimonials
.>> View our testimonials on a screenshot of the Media Majik site.

Fast Web Designz
All 5  testimonials
>>View our testimonials on a screenshot of Fast Web Designs

Systemtek Technologies
5 of our testimonials
>> View our testimonials of a screenshot of Systemtek Technologies

SeizePro Design
2 of our testimonials and even kept the client names intact.
>> View our testimonials on a screenshot of SeizePro Design

Mpire Solutions
three testimonials on their site and 2 are ours.
>> View our testimonials on a screenshot of Mpire Solutions

Compuask Group
2 testimonials from our site.
>> View our testimonials on a screenshot of Compuask Group

Nexxpoint
All 5 testimonials on their web site are from us
>> View our testimonials on a screenshot of Nexxpoint

360 Scenes
At least 2 of the testimonials
>> View our testimonials on a screenshot of 360 scenes

Moynahan Multimedia
1 testimonial  used on many pages of their site
>>View our testimonial on a screenshot of Moynahan Multimedia

Pittsburgh IT Solutions
1 testimonial
>> View our testimonial on a screenshot of Pittsburgh IT Solutions

Technical CAD
1 testimonial
l>> View our testimonial on a screenshot of Technical Cad

Website Design City
2 stolen testimonials
>>View our testimonials on a screenshot of Website Design City

Best Coder
2 testimonials from our site
>>View our testimonials on a screenshot of Best Coder

BML Design
1 of our testimonials
>> View our testimonial on a screenshot of BML Design

Crystal Eye Design
1 testimonial
>>View our testimonial on a screenshot of Crystal Eye Design

Hire Web Developer
1 testimonial
>>View our testimonial on a screenshot of Hire Web Developer

Iqra Creation
1 testimonial
>> View our testimonial on a screenshot of Iqra Creation

Outsource Website Development Company
2 testimonials
>> View our testimonials on a screenshot of Outsource Website Development Company

Vikas Kapoor
A whopping 7 testimonials.
>> View our testimonials on a screenshot of Vikas Kapoor

BrightZone Design
2 testimonials
>>View our testimonials on a screenshot of BrightZone Design

Simple
All 3 of the testimonials on their site belong to us. They even “forgot ” to remove our company name.
>> View our testimonials on a screenshot of Simple

Prosites Online
all 3 of the testimonials on their site belong to us including 1 for Pro Bono work
>> View our testimonials on a screenshot of Prosites Online

SpinWeb Creations
tA estimonial I received for pro bono work
>> View our testimonial on a screenshot of Spinweb Creations

SmartHo
2 testimonials
>>View our testimonials on a screenshot of SmartHO

WebTotal
2 testimonials
>> View our testimonials on a screenshot of WebTotal

May 2012 …the latest offenders

stolen testimonialsIdea RGV
All 4 testimonials on their site
>>View our testimonials, displayed on the footer of every page , on a screen shot of Idea RGV

AM2 Internet Design
1  testimonial used on multiple pages of their site
>>View stolen testimonial on a screen shot of AM2 Internet Design

A freelance web designer
All three testimonials on this freelancer’s site belong to us
>>View three testimonials on a screenshot of this site

Sylvester Marketing Group
Both testimonials on their site >>view stolen testimonials on Sylvester Marketing Group

 

Prestige Web Innovations
one testimonial
>>View screen shot of stolen testimonial

 

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Comments

6 Comments on Wall of Shame : Website Testimonials

  1. Mr Jaggy on Tue, 17th May 2011 2:47 pm
  2. Very vigilant of you and very shameful for them. If their work and ethics were up to standard they’d have their own testimonials and their customers would be happy to supply them. It stinks of laziness and dishonesty.

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Chicago Web Designer on Tue, 17th May 2011 8:28 pm
  4. Thanks Jaggy. I really feel it’s time to take these scum down!

  5. Joshu Thomas on Wed, 18th May 2011 9:29 am
  6. Dear Admin,

    Great effort and nice list, I guess there should be website called Wall of shame to show off people who stole others content. Good writeup and am sure this will get indexed soon.

    Cheers
    Josh Thomas
    Orangecopper.com

  7. Dewi on Sun, 22nd May 2011 5:07 am
  8. I hadn’t heard of this happening before now and I suspect most companies wouldn’t think to check if their testimonials had been copied.

    I haven’t got any testimonials yet (I barely have a website so far) but when I do, I will be checking on a regular basis.

  9. Chicago Web Designer on Mon, 23rd May 2011 2:31 pm
  10. Dewi, you are absolutely right, most companies would not think to check. Once I got going on my mission to see where my testimonials were being used I was quite horrified at the extent of the abuse.

  11. Chicago Web Designer on Mon, 23rd May 2011 2:32 pm
  12. thanks Joshu, glad of your support!





 

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