About eight years ago I found myself out of work. I had been in midlevel management in the construction industry, and was either a contractor or subcontractor for almost twenty-five years. The banking crises hit and the Wall Street meltdown took the construction industry with it. For the first few years I struggled along getting work here or there, but finally realized it was time to make a change.

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A few of you have asked me to evaluate your websites and what I keep finding time after time is that your sites are made up primarily of duplicate content without proper citation.

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