The following is a guest post by Jody Fitzgerald.
It came to my attention that Jobamatic has changed how they display links on Jobamatic websites.
What they are doing
They are changing custom urls that have been placed in the headers and footers to redirects.
– so instead of linking to the link that we set, they are going through their API. They have
also turned a majority of the links into nofollow links – which makes links lose all the
SEO power that they have.
This effects deep linking.
Your pagination buttons will no longer be followed by search engines. Eliminating hundreds if not
thousands of potential pages within search engines. – Effects SEO Badly!
More Things that are bad.
- You lose links to other properties that you have linked to. This is blogs, main sites, etc.
- You lose a lot of deep linking. This is what hurts SEO – if a page can’t be found by a
search engine spider to be indexed it can’t be found by customers when they search
for what you have.
Things that are still good.
Jobamatic is free! It supports over 25,000 publisher websites. It’s a great way to get your feet
wet in the job board industry. If you customize it right – and link from external sources you
may have a fighting chance.
What can I do to improve my job board?
If you need job board advice talk to the job board rock star Chris Russell
- he can provide some great advice on what to do and what not to do.
If you want to start or improve your Jobamatic site, I can help.
I can help create a solution that is going to fit your needs – and most
importantly your budget.