I have been reading posts on this forum for along time now and always find the opinions given extremely insightful. Now I wondered if you can help me.
I have been running my own web design company for a couple of years and have recently redesigned the site to targer several key phrases. The site went live a couple of months ago and using tips and tricks I picked up from these forums, I managed to get to #1 on Google for several competitive key phrases in my local area.
However a competitor of ours has recently seen the success we've had and has decided to copy our websites keywords. The design of their site is different to ours but they have changed the TITLE and META tags on their home page to be identical to ours (except for 2 words out of ten). Since they've changed their site, they have knocked us down to number 2 or 3, so we have lost our #1 spot.
I wondered if anyone out there had experienced this before and could recommend a course of action to take? I'm quite disappointed that they have done this but wondered if they are breaking any 'rules'?
I look forward to your responses!