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  • Jobify is new wordpress job board plugin
    By on April 14, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Here’s a new mobile friendly wordpress plugin for job boards. Its one of the more elegant designs I have come across. Download it here for $55.

  • Interesting job board tweets
    By on April 9, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    A quick search of twitter for “job board” was an interesting trip. Here’s what I found most intriguing this week.

  • Best options for backfill
    By on April 7, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Most of the off the shelf job board solutions let you pre-populate your job board with listings from their database. This is called “backfill” and its another way you can earn revenue. Generally speaking its not a lot of money but a job board that gets 10,000 monthly pages views can earn in the ‘hundreds of dollars’.

    Thats nice money to have and only adds to your site’s bottom line. The best options for backfilling come from Indeed, SimplyHired and Juju.


    1. Indeed – pays out after $100 in earnings (ECH or check) – https://ads.indeed.com/jobroll/

    2. SimplyHired – pays out after $100 in earnings (paypal or check) – http://www.simplyhired.com/a/publishers/overview

    3. Juju – also known as job-search-engine.com – http://www.job-search-engine.com/publisher/spec/ for more info read my earlier post on how to signup with them…

    NOTE you can only have 1 backfill solution, you can’t mix them as the above sites dont want to compete with each other.

  • If you aren’t tweeting your jobs, you should be (member only)
    By on April 1, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Is your job board on twitter?

    You should already be tweeting job search advice and industry news but your jobs should also be in the mix. And you may want a separate twitter account to do it. For the simple reason of showing up on twitter search.

    Take Ziprecruiter for example. They have a main twitter account @ziprecruiter which they use to promote their service and retweet others. But they also have @zrjobs which is a job only feed of every job that gets posted to their system.

    The @zrjobs account has over 3700 followers too! Thats a lot of followers for just a job feed. Their job tweets are optimized meaning they including the job title, comp name and location and a hashtag #job. If you run an niche site you should also include a hashtag like #marketing #job if thats the niche you serve.

    Twitter is only getting bigger and its becoming a good source of job leads for people. In fact I did an interview with someone who found their job on twitter (listen here).

    More employers and staffing firms are now pushing their jobs to twitter which means its a great place to search for them. In the coming weeks I’m actually debuting a new service to help job seekers find these jobs as well as helping job boards/employers/recruiters get more traffic and followers.

    So get your twitter job feeds ready, I’m going to start sending you free traffic!

  • Dice buys another job board – OilCareers
    By on March 26, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Last week Dice.com bought another niche job board, this time picking up UK based Oilcareers.com. The press release actually mentions the sales of Oilcareers.com which I thought was very interesting and indicative of their strategy in the job board industry.

    Dice Holdings, Inc. is purchasing OilCareers from the Daily Mail and General Trust PLC (LON: DMGT) for $26 million in cash. OilCareers had trailing 12 months revenues of approximately $8 million, with the majority generated in the United Kingdom.

    Its an example of how big some niches sites can grow to. Obviously careers in oil are a hot job market, so it says a lot about Dice’s recent strategy. They bought Rigzone.com a few years back which was U.S. based. And they have purchased other healthcare and technology sites in the past to build a portfolio of niche sites in hot job markets. I like their strategy. They realize how valuable a good niche site can be.

    Oilcareers.com is very much a job board but it does have a community section and some training materials. It has a LOT of content. So be sure to create lots of content for your job board. You need more than just jobs!

  • Using online advertising as your salesforce (member only)
    By on March 24, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

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  • Is pot the next great job niche?
    By on March 20, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    With the explosion of medical marijuana sweeping many states like Colorado and Washington, I’m starting to wonder if pot is the next great job niche.

    A quick search of ‘marijuana jobs‘ on Google shows only 2 real sites: Cannajobs.com and THCjobs.com.

    If you are looking for a niche thats about to take off this one may be it. With only a couple of sites in play, the early stages of any niche industry are still there for the taking. So head on over to GoDaddy and get yourself some pot related domain names. They just might grow into a highly lucrative job board.

    Just don’t get stoned on the way!

    marijuana job boards

  • Starting slowly (member only)
    By on March 18, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

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  • A niche thats underserved (member only)
    By on March 12, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Jobboard.io adds submission to Indeed
    By on March 11, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Jobboard.io, one of my sponsors, has added the ability for its job board owners to easily submit your jobs to indeed to get more traffic. Since it can take a while to get indexed on your own, this might speed up things.

    We are pleased to announce a new integration with Indeed.com.

    We can now generate a real time XML feed of your Jobs which can then be submitted to Indeed.com via a single click from within our admin console.  This integration will facilitate contact between your Job Board and Indeed’s client services team who can help you get started with their advertising/job promotion services.

    To kick this off you simply need to login to your admin site, click “Syndication” in the navigation, and click “Submit to Indeed.com”.