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  • Jobtarget rolling out mobile sites
    By on January 31, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    Our friends at Jobtarget have begun beta testing new mobile enabled sites. I got them to put my flagship site on it and so far I like the look and functionality of the new platform.

    Experts say that making your site optimized for iphone/android phones will make them stay longer on your job board. I for one am looking forward to that!

  • When employers call (premium)
    By on January 30, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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  • All the sites I use to stay on top of the job board industry (free)
    By on January 23, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    I keep a close eye on the online recruiting space. There are obvious ways to do that such as google alerts for “new job boards“, but here is a list of sites that I visit each week to make sure I’m on top of this ever changing industry.

    1. JobBoarders (I founded this site in 2007)
    2. Recruitingblogs.com
    3. Recruiter.com
    4. ERE.net
    5. IAEWS (employmentwebsites.org)
    6. AimGroup.com (Classified Intelligence)
    7. Onrec.com
    8. Recruitingtrends.com
    9. TLNT.com
    10. Interbiznet
    11. HRexaminer
    12. Jobboarddoctor
    13. TalentHQ.com

    And of course you should read JobBoardSecrets.com!

    Did I miss anything? leave a comment and let me know…(I do long for the days when cheezhead.com ruled the industry!)

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  • SEO alert: Google to penalize sites with too many ads
    By on January 20, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Yesterday I wrote about how to integrate adsense on jobboards. Well SearchEngineLand.com just published an article about putting too many ads above the fold. Its a must read so click here.

    I recommend no more than 2 adsense units above the fold. Unfortunately Google still refuses to tell you exactly what they mean. Every time I login to my Adsense admin it says I’m missing out on chances to increase my earnings if I put more ads on my pages. So which is it? One division says one thing while the other says the opposite.

    Anyway all I can say is use your best judgement and dont load up your pages with too many adsense units above the fold.

  • Design tips for integrating Adsense into job boards (premium)
    By on January 19, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Spreading your site everywhere (free)
    By on January 17, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    I stumbled across worktree.com the other day. Its one of the original job board directories that actually charges users. I remember seeing this site over 10 years ago. Its a remarkable feat that they are still in business. They must have a nice revenue stream of paying users to still be around.

    Anyway you can submit your site to be included on their directory here.

    http://worktree.com/Jobsite/JobSiteSubmission.cfm

    GOOGLE+

    With Google now making Google+ profiles into regular web results its probably a good idea to setup a page for your job board. You can do it here.

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/pages/create

    Keep an eye on this. One day these profile pages might be the top result in a search.

    Here’s a page I found for PTjobs.com

  • AllCountyJobs 4 Sale (sold!)
    By on January 16, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    After 13 years in the job board business, I think its time I explore selling AllCountyJobs.com LLC. Here’s a link to the Sell Sheet for interested buyers with some of the basic details.

    UPDATE: 5/30/12: Buyer has been found, its Operations Inc (press release)

    UPDATE: my video interview with Online Recruiting News

    I started my first job board in 1999 and haven’t looked back since. During that span, I have created dozens of sites. Some failed, some made it big. It’s been an awesome ride to say the least. I work from home, have no employees and I’ve probably built the most efficient job board operation in history.

    But I’m bored.

    I’ve gotten ACJ to a point where its pretty much all automated. The sites run themselves thanks to the various technologies I’ve plugged into them. I can run the business with only a few hours of human input per day. So lately I’ve been dreaming of other things I could do in the online recruiting space.

    Make no mistake, I am NOT giving up on job boards. On the contrary. I still believe greatly in the niche and local sites that provide tremendous value everyday to employers. (And if I do sell I’ll probably buy more of them)… It’s just…I’ve been there done that…if you know what I mean. Its too much of a routine for me and I’m looking for a bigger player who wants to add a nice cash cow.

    What excites me these days is the mobile recruiting space. I have tons of ideas for job search and recruiting apps that will help connect job seekers and employers. I’ve built a few already like JobSpeek and the Hidden Jobs app. But I need the capital to build such a business. Thus, I want to sell.

    However I want prospective buyers to know that is is no firesale. AllCountyJobs.com is growing at 20% per year since the job market lows of 2009. And I expect 2012 to bring much of the same. Last year I expanded into new markets and put a great deal of sweat equity into building the brand name through PR, getting backlinks, writing articles, etc.

    13 year old job board businesses like this don’t come along very often. Especially ones with thousands of backlinks, a cadre of loyal customers and a six figure revenue stream built by one man. I expect to get a fair value for it, given the fact its become an annuity at this point.

    All this makes me think now is the time to sell. The growth is there. Plus the job market is coming back which makes me more confident in their future. The timing seems right.

    So if your company want to add to its jobs portfolio or you’re just someone with a big check who wants to get into the job board game, read the Sell Sheet and give me a call.

    (serious inquiries only please)

  • How much can you make with backfill? (premium)
    By on January 11, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

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  • Job board news & notes for January (free)
    By on January 10, 2012 | 5 Comments5 Comments  Comments

    Hello job boarders, here’s some tidbits from the online recruiting world that caught my eye.

    1. Jobing bought another company. They acquired phoenix based Blogic which helps companies transform sites with wordpress functionality. Could Jobing be creating some kind of job board wordpress platform? hmmm. The founder of Blogic started a job board called OrangeSlyce a few years ago.

    2. Vizify, a social tool for creating a great first impression online, has raised capital. They intend to be a more visual and data driven online profile service that syas they want to target job seekers as well. Article from techcrunch mentioned that. Their service is interesting.

    screenshot of Vizify

    3. JobKaster is now in private beta! Its some kind of new location based job board. We’ve seen these before with sites like JobCompass so I’m curious how they will look.

    4. Other new launches include a site for mobile developers myappjob.com, and some mortgage sites powered by Adicio: www.mortgagecareers.org & www.caamp.org/. View their PR.