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  • How to monetize job related domains from scratch (member only)
    By on December 8, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

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  • The Jobs2Careers interface has a lot to like
    By on December 1, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Jobs2Careers, a pay per applicant job aggregator has been on a roll lately. They were named to the Inc.com list of fastest growing companies (2014) and they’re about to move into brand new offices in Austin Texas. I gave their site a look the other day and was highly impressed by its design, and UI.

    There’s a lot to like about how they have constructed the job search experience. The site has a sharp, clean design with a strong color palette and they make the states browsable up front via the home page. If I was building a site today from the ground up, I’d emulate their design direction in a heartbeat. It’s simple, strong and effective. That lets the job seeker accomplish their task with minimal effort.

    I prefer job sites that break out location links right on the homepage for easy access.

    I prefer job sites that break out location links right on the homepage for easy access.

    Here are some other aspects of the site that stand out to me.

    I love how they call out "Hot Jobs" with that arrow, great design!

    I love how they call out “Hot Jobs” with that arrow, great design!

    They also do a great job integrating Adsense into the site content.

    When integrating Adsense, use the same link colors that appear on your regular content. The more blended it appears the higher the click through rate.

    When integrating Adsense, use the same link colors that appear on your regular content. The more blended it appears the higher the click through rate.

    And their Post a Job icon is clearly visible on all pages throughout the site.

    Dont hide your employer callouts. J2C does a good job of this, although I do prefer bigger employer graphics.

    Dont hide your employer callouts. J2C does a good job of this, although I do prefer bigger employer graphics.

  • Jobs in Drones for sale
    By on November 25, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Drones are HOT. The industry for them is about to explode and I realized this last year after researching the industry. So in late 2013 I launched Jobs in Drones to take advantage of this trend. Its one of the next great job NICHES. But I already have a second site that targets ‘UAV jobs’ so JiD  is now redundant in my site portfolio. It runs on SimplyHired’s platform and it gets solid search engine traffic. In fact it is #1 on google for “drone jobs“. http://www.jobsindrones.com/

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    Its averaging about 1,500 Uniques per month almost all of which comes in from search engine traffic. It picked up 2 postings in the past year even though I never touched the site after launch. It even comes with a homepage and a short guide I put together about working in the Drone industry. I’m selling the site for $999 or best offer.

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    Here’s the stats from Statcounter. If you are interested in picking up a niche job site for cheap, nows the time. Just contact me.

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  • Update on Jobamatic
    By on November 24, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    I have been using the new Jobamatic –> Simply-Partner for a few months now and have some thoughts on it. I was concerned about the lack of mobile support and the un-customized Post a Job page. So I asked them more about their future plans. Their answers below.

    1. The Post Job for each of my sites does not carry over the look and feel of the new look. Will this ever be addressed?

    Yes, in the future we will make that more customizable. For now if you use a logo on the job board you can add that so it shows on the job post flow. I set this up for the 99tempjobs for you. Basically go to JOB SITE SETTINGS > DESIGN & LAYOUT > HEADER. Click the radio button on the left CUSTOMIZE OUR TEMPLATE. You’ll see where you can add a logo on the right – upload the logo you want to use, click the button REPLACE JOB BOARD WITH YOUR LOGO (that should say job board name – just reported that!). Then click PUBLISH. Then go back to those radio buttons on the left and click the button IMPORT YOUR OWN HTML. Your code will still be there – just click PUBLISH. Now when you go to the job posting page you’ll see the logo: https://99tempjobs.simply-partner.com/simplypost/post-job/. For now, you can’t change any of the colors or anything else on that page.

    2. The new layout is not mobile responsive, are there any plans to make it so?

    Yes, we will be making it mobile responsive in the future (no eta as of yet)

    3. Ive heard from others that the old Jobamatic sites can still be found online, is that true or have all those domains been completely removed?

    We are closing ALL jobamatic accounts. There are literally thousands of them, so they are being done in waves. Are they all closed right now? Nope. Will they all be closed? Yes!

    Here’s a look at my earnings which are rather meager at this point. I only have a few sites left the best of which is UAVjobbank.com but I plan on adding a few more sites to the mix soon so I will keep posting my earnings every now and then.

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  • Streamline your apply process
    By on November 17, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Does your job board or Applicant Tracking Software have a long drawn out apply process? Well if it does you need to change it ASAP. I came across an article recently that talks about how USAjobs.gov‘s apply process is hurting applicants.

    USAJobs.gov, the main job site for federal employment, has discouraged applicants for years, with its lengthy résumé requirements and voluminous questions. Applicants complain that they apply for open positions only to hear nothing from the agency that posted the job. They also say that getting through the process is based less on talent and more on how well they tailor their résumé to keywords in the job listing.

    When you put barriers in front of a web site user (no matter what task they are trying to complete) you slow down what they want to accomplish. I hate barriers like this. The web is about SPEED! Get out of the user’s way. Dont make them register to see jobs or pricing. Tell them exactly what to expect when you lead them down a path. Help them accomplish their task with ease.

    More job boards/ATS need to streamline their site and make them simpler to use. Thats why I like Jobboard.io so much. Its dead simple to use from a job seeker or employer viewpoint. From an ATS standpoint services like SmartRecruiters and TheResumator also have simple, easy to apply for job apply functions.

    Simplicity is the new killer app! -Chris Russell

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    No registration makes it easy to post. This leads to MORE postings, not less.

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  • This new job site has an interesting niche but… (member only)
    By on November 10, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Google’s algorithm still sucks for job searches
    By on November 5, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    I dont think Google does a very good job at giving the right results when it comes to job searches. Do a search for ‘jobs in charlotte’ (link)

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    The #11 listing on page 2 is for a local job board, or so you think. In fact is an empty shell of a site.

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    If you run a local or niche job board these days Google is squeezing out those sites in favor of bigger sites like Indeed. I have seen some results where Indeed gets the top 3-5 results! Thats crazy and does a huge disservice to job seekers who cant find the other job boards that can help them find the right jobs. Google should reconfigure their algorithm to include more job boards.

    This is yet another reason that job boards need to get better at creating content because the big G isn’t doing you any favors when it comes to free web traffic.

  • Get more free traffic with these tactics (member only)
    By on October 29, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Jobs boards are becoming ATS’s
    By on October 27, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Don’t look now but the big job boards are turning into ATS (applicant tracking systems) and the ATS is becoming a job board. Yes they are all morphing into the same thing right before our eyes. As my evidence I’m going to use 2 popular sites: ZipRecruiter and Indeed.com.

    Indeed started out as an aggregator, then slowly ran ads against part of the jobs they scraped then added full blown job descriptions. And of course when you offer job postings you need a way to manage responses. Their employer dashboard is taking on more ATS like features every week it seems.

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    If you look at the above screenshot of a candidate submission ( i protected his identity) you can see that I can email him, categorize him, schedule him, reject him, etc. All these features are part of an ATS. Now its no surprise to me that this is happening. If Indeed can incentive recruiters to stay in its dashboard for longer they will get more postings and make more money. A “simple” ATS like this is perfectly fine for most small companies anyway. I would expect Indeed to keep innovating on this side of its business.

    Next stop is ZipRecruiter. I think they have always publicly displayed their clients jobs (they are a job distributor/ATS) but they really took their jobs section and made it into a full fledged job board as you can see below. Now that they have gained traction on the employer side they can offer more value, get more resumes and count on their own traffic with a job board like this.

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    In the past other companies like job board software maker Adicio launched CareerCast.com to offer a single point of entry to all the newspaper sites its powered. It was a smart idea and one that will gain momentum going forward.

    I predict companies like Linkedin will buy or launch their own ATS so they can own and control more of the recruiting pipeline in the future. So don’t be surprised if the other big player in online recruitment take a similar path. They all want a bigger piece of the pie.

  • Is your job board adding connections? (member only)
    By on October 20, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

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