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Jobboard.io announces new pricing plans, rev share
New job board software provider Jobboard.io has announced new pricing and the addition of a revenue sharing plan. According to the company;
This is great plan for folks just getting started with their job board who aren’t yet ready for a monthly commitment. This allows Job Board owners to really take the time to market and build your audience without immediately worrying about earning revenue.
With this plan we simply take a 25% share of any job posted on your site – with no monthly fixed fee. So for example if you charged $10.00 for a Job Posting, we would take $2.50, and the remaining $7.50 (minus any Stripe fees) would be sent to your Stripe account.
This makes it more attractive for newbie job boards to get off the ground with no upfront cost. Its nice to have another option besides Jobamatic when it comes to launching new sites.
You can read more about this on their blog. The new pricing plans are as follows;
$0 month with 25% rev share
$99 month for 1 job board
$249 month for 3 job boards
New Mobile Recruiting App InstaJob is out!
InstaJob is like “Instagram for employers”. It turns any picture of your office, business, employees, etc. into a cool visual job ad that you can immediately share to your social media channels. It will drive more traffic to your career site and get more clicks and interactions on social media.
Jim Stroud from the recruitment ad agency Bernard Hodes calls it ‘pure genius’.
This app is published by my new company, CareerCloud LLC. It’s probably the coolest thing I’ve ever come up with as an entrepreneur and I cant tell you how excited I am for us to bring it to market. There are so few mobile recruiting apps (but plenty of job search ones) actually in the market that serve employers. I think this app will put CareerCloud on the map as one of only a handful of companies innovating in the mobile recruitment space.
Here are 3 reasons why employers will want to use InstaJob:
1. Employment Branding. Use InstaJob to take pictures of your office, building, sign, employees. Showcase what its like to work at your company through pictures. Job seekers want to SEE your company in action. And social media is inherently a visual environment.
2. More traffic. InstaJob was specifically designed to help drive traffic to your career website. Each picture contains your URL and every time you share a pic it inserts your website address into the post. This will result into more people clicking over to your site.
3. Better Social Engagement. Its a fact that tweets, posts and status updates that contain a picture will create more interaction. For example a tweet with a picture attached gets 5X more clicks.
Its time for us to re-imagine the traditional job description. This is one way to visualize a job ad while at the same time making it more authentic in the eyes of job seekers. You can see more of these already on twitter here.
5 career blogs that will link back to you (member only)
How to get indexed by the major job search engines (member only)
Hopping on the temp job bandwagon
I have been reading recently of the surge in temp hiring across the US. Basically employers are really gravitating towards hiring temp workers to fill certain voids. So it got me thinking about a temp job board. I did some searches and couldn’t find may. There was Net-temps, and that was really about it. So sensing an opporunity I have launched 99tempjobs.com.
The site home page is on my own server since I wanted a custom interface to find temp jobs. The backend, search.99tempjobs.com is powered by Jobamatic which provided a quick and dirty job board on the fly.
Notice how i set up the home page. For one thing I inserted the word “temp” into the search box to give the user an easy way to find temp jobs. I also created columns of text for all the states. I think the site eventually will rank for these terms eventually since there are very few localized temp job sites.
I also set all state links to filter only temp jobs. For instance here’s a sample link for temp jobs Connecticut.
To get those specific results I just searched for all jobs in CT and on the left menu in a Jobamatic site they have a ‘Temporary’ filter which adds this syntax to the URL structure: sb-pd/fjt-temporary
So I created all the links that way. Now the user will generally only see temp jobs when they search the site. That should help the SEO as well. The search jobs part of the site also has lots of the right keywords in the header and footer.
Spotting a trend is part of a good niche board strategy. Follow the job market and start sites that have a growing niche. Add content, get people to link to you and it will grow over time.
Getting indexed by SimplyHired
Want your job feed indexed by SimplyHired? Well I just discovered they have an online form.
Just fill it in here;
I’m not sure how quickly they will index you but give it a try.
And here are links to the other important job search engines.
Another simple twitter trick for more traffic (member only)