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  • TalentAlerts to launch email job alerts in 2015
    By on December 16, 2014 | Comments Off on TalentAlerts to launch email job alerts in 2015  Comments

    TalentAlerts was developed by the folks behind TalentDesk. It offers a hosted job alert solution for job board operators who would like to monetize their job seeker records. They emailed me recently to announce the news of this new job alert service. It will allow other job boards to earn revenue by driving traffic to jobs within the Talent Alert database.

    Here’s my Q&A with their rep.

    Q. Where do the jobs come from?
    A. The sponsored jobs in the job alert emails come from the large aggregators. We currently partner with two traffic brokers and are discussions with several others.

    Q. How will the job board be paid?
    A. We will send them a check

    Q. What if the job board already has email alerts for their own jobs?
    A. Do you mean what if a job boards has implemented their own job alert system? There is probably not much downside other than potentially sending two emails to the same job seeker once in a while.

    The job board could also completely outsource job alerts to TalentAlerts. We can take their feed and will include their matching jobs in their alerts for at no charge.

    – Very little competition exists in the hosted job alerts market today. I believe only 2 other vendors offer this type solution today. Margins are very high in this space.

    – TalentAlerts is very simple to use and only requires job seeker email address, job alert location and job alert keyword. These values can be easily extracted from job application records.

    – TalentAlerts is fully CAN-Spam Compliant. Job alert emails are fully white labeled and will come from the job board operator’s domain name.

    – TalentAlerts has partnered with leading traffic brokers to ensure a large inventory of sponsored jobs

    – TalentAlerts has been highly optimized from millions of alerts sent over the past 12 months

    – TalentAlerts will offer highly competitive revenue share to job board operators. TalentAlerts will initially offer 100% revenue share to small job boards with less than 50k job alerts. Large job boards with > 50k alerts who sign up in the first 6 months will receive 75%+ revenue share.

    – TalentAlerts will send free traffic to job board partners. Free traffic comes from expired alert traffic and unfilled ad slots.

    – The product will launch in early 2015. Interested job board operators can request an invitation here: http://www.talentalerts.com/

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  • Update on Jobamatic
    By on November 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Update on Jobamatic  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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  • New wordpress job board theme – WpJobus
    By on September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    There’s a new WordPress job board in town and its name is: WPJobus. It’s $58 and available for download on Themeforest.

    The developers emailed me recently and since I’m a sucker for new job board technology I was glad to mention it here on Job Board Secrets.

    Here’s what they claim about the new theme;

    This theme is completely made in WordPress so you can run it just like any other blog. We probably shouldn’t brag, but we seriously think that it is the most complete and easiest to use job board out there. You can register your company, post jobs, curriculums and many other amazing things. One of our favorite details about this theme though is that it lets you hide the menu bar. This makes your company profile and you resumé even more professional. And all this for a microstock file price. You can purchase it on ThemeForest and within a couple of clicks your website is ready to rock!

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  • Wanted Analytics opens up its API to job boards
    By on August 15, 2014 | Comments Off on Wanted Analytics opens up its API to job boards  Comments

    Want more jobs on your job board? Well Wanted Analytics, the company which collects jobs from across the web and analyzes trends has announced that it is publishing an API so that job boards can tap into its more than 5 million listings. The story appeared on Recruiter.com.

    I’m not totally sure where they get all their listings but it appears from the little information there is that they crawl corporate career sites. But if they truly have 5 million jobs thats an attractive tool for anyone who wants to aggregate listings on their site. Here’s the link on their site but it doesn’t have much other info on the API. Guess you’ll have to contact them.

    UPDATE: there is a $ charge for using their API

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  • Update on Jobamatic changes
    By on July 30, 2014 | 3 Comments3 Comments  Comments

    I asked the folks at SH more about the upcoming Jobamatic changes. If you have multiple accounts you should wait to switch until the 2nd half of august for when they roll out parent/child account support.

    1. Once you signup on the new platform you can start using immediately? Are you increasing average EPC that you can earn or is it staying relatively the same? (can we make more money?)

    When a partner applies for the new partner platform, we will review the application within 2 business days and if approved, they will be able to start using the solutions immediately. The jobs index is not changing from Jobamatic to the new Simply Hired Partner Solutions. Partners continue to have access to our index of over 6M jobs and can expect comparable earnings.

    2. On that note what is the average EPC for sending traffic to SH? .05-.10 cents….?

    Each partner’s revenue potential drastically differs based on the type of jobs that their audience clicks on. No partner is the same.

    3. Are all the jobamatic domains disappearing as of sept 30?

    All Jobamatic partners need to re-apply for the new platform if they wish to continue using our partner solutions after September 30th. Once they are approved and have migrated their sites to the new platform, we will close their Jobamatic account and pay out any remaining Jobamatic earnings balance. If a partner does not wish to migrate platforms, no longer wants to utilize our partner solutions, or does not adhere to our terms of service, we will close their Jobamatic account by September 30th and schedule payment of any remaining balance to the payment info on file.

    4. What are new features in this version?

    Flexible customization: Partners can easily customize the hosted job search experience to precisely match their site’s brand and aesthetic. Job listings are seamless to each site’s unique audience and advertisers to ensure an optimal experience for all users.
    Revenue optimization:

    Partners can directly sell job postings on their own site. These postings are guaranteed premium placement to maximize visibility and drive new revenue.

    Expanded library of job widgets: Partners can surface contextually relevant jobs anywhere on their site to target passive job seekers broadly across their website.

    Reporting & analytics: Expanded reporting dashboard and site analytics give partners greater

  • SimplyHired to replace Jobamatic, will add support for multiple sites under single login
    By on July 22, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Thanks to one of my readers (hat tip Jason Pedley) I was tipped off to new plans by SimplyHired to revamp/replace the venerable Jobamatic software platform. As of September 30th, Jobamatic will go away to be replaced by Simply-Partner. I’m also told by their PR department that they will finally be adding support for managing multiple sites under one account, a feature that has been long sought after by many Jobamatic users. Though the “parent/child” support as they refer to it, wont be available until probably the end of August.

    NOTE. Once you switch to the new system you cannot transfer sites to another person. “Unfortunately, there is no way to transfer your Simply Partner child account to a new owner. You will have to delete the child account for the website you are selling, and the new owner will have to send in an application for that website to Simply Partner Solutions.”

    Existing Jobamatic users must signup under the new platform. Any balances under the old Jobamatic will be paid out. I have some additional questions waiting to be answered so I’ll be posting more on this story but I wanted to get this news out ASAP.

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    Below is the full press release;

    Simply Hired Enhances Partner Solutions for Publishers and Premium Websites

    Top sites can now quickly and easily add relevant job listings that engage their unique audience and drive incremental revenue 

    Sunnyvale, CA – July 23, 2014 – Simply Hired today unveiled its new Partner Solutions for premium web sites. The enhanced offering introduces new capabilities to give qualified partners a robust, turnkey solution to enable job search and discovery on their digital properties. The new offering is fully customizable to integrate with any site’s look and feel, and can be implemented in minutes to drive audience engagement and incremental revenue.

    “Over the past 9 years, Simply Hired has developed job search technology that leads the industry.  Now we’re putting our latest product innovations in the hands of our partners so they can offer comprehensive, timely and relevant job search on their own sites,” said James Beriker, president and CEO of Simply Hired. “This high-value content is proven to build audience engagement and loyalty, and gives publishers an important new revenue channel through direct job listing sales to advertisers.”

    Leading media sites, including Washington Post, Fox Business, Bloomberg Businessweek, Computerworld, and vertical leaders like International Nurses Association and Hero2Hired, use Simply Hired Partner Solutions to provide their users with high value, relevant job listings within their native brand environments. These high-quality job search experiences leverage the same data science, innovation and powerful algorithms that deliver the most relevant jobs to more than 30 million unique visitors each month on SimplyHired.com.

    The Simply Hired Partner Solutions are completely redesigned on a new code base to offer the most robust, feature-rich, no-cost job solution of its kind. Key capabilities include:

    –        Flexible customization: Partners can easily customize the hosted job search experience to precisely match their site’s brand and aesthetic. Job listings are seamless to each site’s unique audience and advertisers to ensure an optimal experience for all users.

    –        Revenue optimization: Partners can directly sell job postings on their own site. These postings are guaranteed premium placement to maximize visibility and drive new revenue.

    –        Expanded library of job widgets: Partners can surface contextually relevant jobs anywhere on their site to target passive job seekers broadly across their website.

    –       Reporting & analytics: Expanded reporting dashboard and site analytics give partners greater

    “Simply Hired’s flexible solution enhances our site experience with the most relevant job listings for our community,” said Aaron Golden, CRO, VentureBeat. “We are excited to be working with Simply Hired and look forward to driving incremental revenue with this relationship.”

    About Simply Hired
    Simply Hired, a technology company based in Sunnyvale, California, operates job search engines in 24 countries and 12 languages. With more than 30 million unique visitors per month, the company provides job seekers access to millions of job openings across all job categories and industries, reaching job seekers on the web, mobile devices, email, and via thousands of partner sites including The Washington Post, Fox Business, Bloomberg Businessweek, Computerworld, International Nurses Association, and Hero2Hired. Simply Hired enables employers to efficiently and cost-effectively reach candidates searching for jobs through its full-service pay-per-click (PPC) and self-service pay-per-post job advertising solutions. Simply Hired was founded in 2005 and is privately held with funding from Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures. For more information, visit www.simplyhired.com.

  • Quarter a click (member only)
    By on July 21, 2014 | Comments Off on Quarter a click (member only)  Comments

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  • A look inside Indeed’s client services
    By on May 19, 2014 | Comments Off on A look inside Indeed’s client services  Comments

    In honor of small business week the folks at Indeed put out a video which shows some behind the scenes action at the job board juggernaut. They seem to put in a lot of effort in outreach and customer service. You might learn a thing or two for your own team from this short video.

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIqBhzuV1tw[/youtube]

    The Stamford Connecticut based company is also rolling out their first ever TV commercial in the US/UK. Check it out.

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4rWEvPaZ8s[/youtube]

  • Cool twitter bootstrap job board theme
    By on May 12, 2014 | Comments Off on Cool twitter bootstrap job board theme  Comments

    Found this cool new job board theme built off twitter bootstrap so its mobile friendly. Check out this live preview.

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    I like how they split the interface into find a job/post a job. Great UX. Its only $15 bucks so if you are looking for a great out of the box design check it out. LINK

  • 8 tips for your Jobboard.io site
    By on April 23, 2014 | Comments Off on 8 tips for your Jobboard.io site  Comments

    I’ve been chatting with quite a few users of Jobboard.io recently and as a fan of the new platform myself I’ve picked up some tips and tricks that been useful in configuring these sites for optimal use.

    1. Use the Adsense header block for text not ads. In the example below it gives you another chance to add keyword related text to make your site more search engine friendly. Use the horizontal rule tag to finish it off for a better look.

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    Phillycareers.com header

    2. Start a blog. Since you cant really add more pages to your site beyond the About & Contact pages a blog is a great way to expand your site. Just set it up on a subdomain like blog.yoursite.com and link to it from the sidebar and footer on your jobboard. Fill it with content job seekers like.

    3. Start a twitter account. Under the Main tab in the Site Config area just enter your twitter handle and Jobboard.io will insert the standard twitter follow button in the center of your header. Use your twitetr account to follow recruiters in your niche and reweet their stuff! Get noticed by them. Grab job feeds from other site and push them through your twitter handle to tweet for you. (see twitterfeed.com)

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    Twitter account from Jobs in Social Media

    4. Add enough categories. For whatever niche you serve be sure to add the different types of job categories so employers can properly classify their postings.

    5. Set your backfill correctly. For example, if you have a national niche site that targets python developer jobs the code to isert in the Indeed backfill area should be:

    title:python

    OR for sites that are a local/niche combination set the location and use something like this;

    (title:software OR title:programmer OR title:internet) AND database

    You can play around with backfill setting by studying the Indeed xml rules or by using their advanced search function.

    6. About page, add plenty of text. Write the niche your site targetgs and tell employers why they should post with you. Fill it up with at least one page worth of text.

    7. Add more keywords in the copyright.

    8. Don’t forget the sidebar. Another chance to add more keywords. You can even embed your own banner ads and sell them as space to employers for more exposure. Jobboard.io sites are very text heavy so the side bar is a good place to add a few more images to give the site a more balanced look. Imgur.com is a good place to store the images for easy access. They give you easy ways to embed any image.