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  • Make your own job aggregator
    By on December 15, 2010 | Comments Off on Make your own job aggregator  Comments

    Want to setup your own aggregator? Here’s a script called JobGeni that lets you tap into Indeed, SimplyHired and also lets you add other RSS job feeds. Its a self-installed job software. There are no job postings so you could only make money with Adsense. Cost is $199.

    Preview - JobGeni - Job Search Engine

    JobGeni is a PHP Job Search Engine Aggregator that grabs multiple RSS data feeds from major job boards in 17 different countries and is Auto-filled with thousands of jobs instantly!

    • Job Detail pages, for better SEONEW!
    • Dynamic RSS Job Content aggregation!
    • Runs completely on Auto-pilot!
    • SEO, Adsense, XHTML, CSS Optimized templates
    • Make $$$ money with Adsense
    • Search Jobs in 17 Countries
    • Completely Multilingual!
    • Search by Category, City or State
    • Easy to Setup and Modify!

    Fast & Easy to use!

    JobGeni does not use a database, no cron jobs, nightly spidering jobs! JobGeni searches these job boards in real-time through RSS feeds. If you want more jobs listed, you can add as many Job RSS Feeds as you want for every country.

    Get your own Mega Job Site online in minutes and earn Money!

    The script runs out of the box! Edit the config file, Change the Adsense-codes to earn money right away and upload the script to your server!

  • Newbies need to use jobamatic
    By on December 9, 2010 | Comments Off on Newbies need to use jobamatic  Comments

    If you are just getting into the job board business take this advice about which software to use.

    I start all my new job boards with Jobamatic. Why you ask?

    Here’s why.

    1. Its free. There are no setup fees. You can host your own homepage or even use the jobamatic platform for the whole site by pointing the entire domain there link I do with CNCjobsnow.com. $0 setup fee cant be beat.

    2. It is easy to use. If you have limited or no experience in publishing web pages you dont need much knowledge to upload a logo. Since you only have control over color/header/footer it takes less time to manage.

    3. You can make money other than postings via backfill and add ADSENSE code. Its a three-pronged approach to revenue.

    So although you only get a 50/50 split on job posting revenue a jobamatic board allows you to TEST the market you are targeting without having to spend any money on setup. And since its a very search engine friendly solution it should help you attract traffic more easily.

    Once you get the board going after a year or so then you can investigate moving to another job board platform AFTER you have proved the site will succeed. Why invest money if you dont have to?

  • New wordpress job board plugin!
    By on December 3, 2010 | Comments Off on New wordpress job board plugin!  Comments

    WordPress plugim company Appthemes has published a new job board software plugin called JobRoller. It is available for $69 – $199 depending on the version you get.

    It has a pretty solid interface which these plugins all seem to do well at. But there is no support for backfill and the only payment option appears to be Paypal. Click here for the demo site to see it in action.

  • Creating a hub for your multiple job boards (free)
    By on November 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Creating a hub for your multiple job boards (free)  Comments

    If you have more than 1 job board you should have a hub site that helps promote them. Since I run more than 30 niche & local job boards, my hub is AllCountyJobs.com.

    I have spent this week redesigning and tweaking its pages to be more search engine friendly and to showcase the sites for both job seekers and employers. Since I am adding new niche boards every week, it was time the site reflected more of what I’m doing.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAXRMbRtioA[/youtube]

    I kept it simple and professional. The homepage has only 1 graphic, the header/logo. The job board links are color coded. Each page has an

    header with keyword phrases.

  • IAEWS wrapup – part 1 (free)
    By on November 1, 2010 | Comments Off on IAEWS wrapup – part 1 (free)  Comments

    Here’s part 1 of my review from last weeks IAEWS conference. It had about 75 attendees.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hImiYETnoMw[/youtube]

  • Job board hours (free)
    By on October 20, 2010 | Comments Off on Job board hours (free)  Comments

    Running a job board? Expect to keep fairly standard business hours.

    Generally you’ll do most of your business between the hours of 9am and 6pm. That is when most recruiters, HR people and business owners post their jobs. The weekends will bring a job or two but don’t expect much activity. Tuesdays are probably the most active day of the week in terms of site traffic and sales. Sometimes I see a flurry of activity on fridays also as recruiters scramble to get jobs posted for the weekend.

    TIP: avoid cold calling/emailing on mondays. People are just getting ready for the week ahead and catching up on their tasks. Your call or message will generally be ignored.

    The sales cycle is usually quick or may take a week or two if that particular employer has not used you before. You may get some recruiters asking for ‘free trials’. Try to avoid doing this as much as possible unless its a client that you particularly covet. Steer them towards a discounted rate by offering them a coupon instead.

  • Dont get into these industries (free)
    By on September 13, 2010 | Comments Off on Dont get into these industries (free)  Comments

    HuffPost has a slideshow about 10 job markets that will never come back. So these are not job boards niches you should be getting into.

    The industries are: Construction, Automotive Manufacturing, Realtors, Pharmaceuticals, Newspapers, Airlines, Big Telecom, State/local Govt jobs, Mechanics/Repair, Bank Tellers.

  • New job board software: jobboardspro
    By on September 6, 2010 | Comments Off on New job board software: jobboardspro  Comments

    Another self-installed software for job boards is out. This one is called Job Boards Pro. Price is $195. According to the site:

    “A solution designed for your needs built with our wide variety of objects and layouts. Web based application written in PHP and using the MySQL database”

    You can test it;

    Front Page
    Administrator Panel

    username: guest; password: guest

    Its an ok design template and apparently they have others to choose from. Other vendors in this space include Jamit, Jobbex, Jobberbase and Joobsbox.

  • Q&A with Madgex (free)
    By on August 20, 2010 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    I asked Alastair Digby from Uk based Madgex to tell us more about their job board software.

    1. What is the history of Madgex?

    Madgex has been supplying job boards and resume database solutions to the UK market for the past 10 years. In that time Madgex has established themself as the UK’s leading job board provider working with 85% of the B2B market in the UK. Today we power over 250 job boards for clients across the globe including the Guardian, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Washington Post and Incisive Media.

    2. Who are some of your leading job board sites?

    One of our major success stories has been for the UK newspaper The Guardian who have grown to pass 2 million users month during January 2010. This demonstrates just how successful the site has become recording 20,870,445 page impressions. They were also credited as a Hitwise Top 10 Award winner for the period between July – December 2009. Some of our other leading sites include Caterer Global, Brand Republic Jobs and Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    3. Your graphic design/interfaces are very well designed…but what’s the backend look like? What features do you offer for employers and job board owners?

    Our aim is to help job seekers to find the best jobs and recruiters to find the best candidates by delivering inspirational and innovative digital recruitment. Over the years we have invested extensively in user experience to create a platform that meets the needs of today’s market. This translates into a range of features designed to increase application rates, lower operational costs and maximise revenues. Employers benefit from self service job posting and can create recruiter profiles, fully branded mini-sites and video jobs. They can also choose from a range of standard and premium job up-sells designed to increase response rates. Our ongoing enhancement and innovation means that new functionality is added constantly at no extra cost to our clients for the duration of their contract.

    4. Are your sites Search engine friendly?

    Our job board platform incorporates a powerful SEO component that allows job board owners to fully tailor their SEO via our content management system. It’s crucial that our clients attract a relevant audience to their site based on the search terms job seekers actually use with search engines. This is also combined with dynamic automatically generated landing pages so job seekers can easily find relevant content. We also include a range of analytics options to further enhance reporting and monitor activity across the entire.

    5. Whats the cost?

    There is an initial set up fee then an annual license, at present we don’t offer a rev share although we are open to the idea depending on the circumstances.

    6. What US sites do you power?

    In June 2009 Madgex launched its first US job board for no. 11 ranking US newspaper; Minneapolis Star Tribune. Star Tribune made the decision to move to the Madgex Job Board platform due to the remarkable user interface design and focus on innovation. Madgex also provides job scrapping services for the Washington Post. Madgex Job Scraper automatically extracts job adverts directly from employers’ and recruiters’ web sites, increasing the content of their own sites. Madgex will be making further announcements regarding increasing our client base in the US.

    7. Do you collect payments or is the job board operator responsible for setting that up?

    Our job board owners are responsible for collecting payments themselves. Clients have the ability to manage their rate card via the content management system and also run promotions at their discretion. We are able to work with a number of payment providers enabling clients to choose one that best suits their individual needs.

    8. In your opinion, what is the future of the job board industry?

    Trying to predict the future of the job board industry can be very difficult especially in the challenging times we’ve all faced over the last few years. Ultimately, innovation in technology will be the key driver for how job seekers find jobs. We feel there will be more cross-over with social media platforms such as Twitter, but that ultimately job boards will remain the central point for job content to proliferate through the web. Due to the high number of job boards in the market, finding the most relevant content has become increasingly difficult for job seekers. We believe the future lies in matching candidates using resume search and match technology which has numerous benefits for both job seekers and recruiters. This technology will enable recruiters to source candidates more effectively saving time and money by only purchasing resumes that match their needs. Job seekers benefit from only being put forward for roles based on their skills and experience therefore increasing their chances of a successful application.

    9. Our strength is our team

    Like any great organisation, the team at Madgex are our strongest asset, this was recognised in 2009 when Madgex was ranked in the top 50 of the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For. In the same year Madgex was also included in the Tech Media Invest Top 100 list which was a fantastic achievement for the business. Our developers are allocated 15% of their time to work on new concepts and ideas that can often help push our products and services forward and help improve our client offering. We are passionate about user experience and you will often find focus groups and testing taking place from eye tracking to advancing our mobile applications to helping us better understand what job seekers need from platform job site. By investing in our team and supporting their own personal development we are rewarded by having a great working environment and offering an unrivalled service to our clients.

  • Preventing competition (free)
    By on July 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Preventing competition (free)  Comments

    JOB BOARD TIP: When starting a new job board one of my favorite things to do is buy up as many similar domain name combinations as the domain I am launching with.

    Doing so allows you to slow down or prevent others from entering your space. Even if the domain is owned by someone else, offer to buy if you can. Then forward all those domains to your main one so that anyone typing it in gets to your site.