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  • Blogs and link building (premium)
    By on November 15, 2011 | Comments Off on Blogs and link building (premium)  Comments

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  • My best kept SEO secret (premium)
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  • Cool app for SEO (free)
    By on August 30, 2011 | Comments Off on Cool app for SEO (free)  Comments

    One of my favorite iphone apps is called SEO Ranking (download here). I use it to keep track of how my job boards are ranking on Google for their respective keywords. Cost is $2.99 but its well worth it and has become one of my trusted apps for running my boards.

  • Picking your domain name (free)
    By on August 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Picking your domain name (free)  Comments

    So you want to start a job board? Well you’ll need a good domain name. And that domain MUST be filled with your primary keyword phrase. Actually its not mandatory, but it helps greatly when it comes to crafting a good SEO strategy for your job board. If I had a choice I would always go with a keyword rich domain name so choose yours wisely.

    My pal Jason Davis, former owner of RecruitingBlogs.com has one of the coolest portfolio of job and recruiting related domains for sale. Check it out below. Many of these domains rank #1 such as Graphicsjobs.com…”graphics jobs“.

    If you are looking for a good domain name for the recruiting or job industry, please take a look below at some of the names I am selling now. If interested, please email me at Jason @ slouch.com

    GraphicsJobs.com
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  • SEO tip for multiple job boards (premium)
    By on June 30, 2011 | Comments Off on SEO tip for multiple job boards (premium)  Comments

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  • How to write an seo blog post for job boards (premium)
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  • Google panda and job boards (premium)
    By on May 5, 2011 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    The recent Google ‘Panda’ update to their algorithim has significantly affected some of my jobamatic sites. All the ones I had with or without a homepage and where I used my own domain lost virtually all of the seo traffic last month. Total bummer. Audiojobs.com went from #1 for the term ‘audio jobs’ to ‘nowhere to be found’ in search results.

    On the plus side the green sites I have hosted with my own homepage and which did not use my own domain in the jobamatic portion did not lose anything. Sites like JobsinBiofuels.com which have a homepage on my own domain and link to a subdomain http://jobsinbiofuels.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/find-jobs
    on the backend were NOT affected. The reason is that it’s a subdomain of jobamatic.com which has solid pagerank. This doesnt make any sense to me (its the same content) but you cant argue with a machine which is what google is.

    So i would now just host your own homepage and link off to jobamatic like i’m doing with the biofuels site. I’m eventually taking the philly, baltimore and dc sites off jobamatic since its no longer the link magnet it once was. I cant say for sure this is true for all jobamatic sites because I have seen other sites still rank. I’m starting to think its more about my specific domains which I bought last year from another job boarder. For some reason Google no longer likes them.

    If your site was affected by the update I’d love to hear from you.

  • An SEO update (premium)
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  • Jobamatic seo taking a hit? (free)
    By on February 10, 2011 | 4 Comments4 Comments  Comments

    For the past 2 years I have been riding a nice SEO wave with many of my Jobamatic sites. They have always been great traffic magnets. However recent changes taking place within the google algorithm may be causing sites powered by Jobamatic to lose ranking.

    Here’s a graph of my Burlington VT jobs site from the last 4 weeks. Notice the downward trend!

    So it appears that the “duplicate content” within this job board software is no longer worthy in Google’s eyes. I have noticed this hasnt affected basic searches…for instance I still rank well for the term ‘burlington vt jobs‘ … but my ‘long tail’ terms has subsided a lot. Bummer dude.

    This is going to make it harder for earning on backfill and adsense. It may make better sense to move to a different software provider.

    Reference: here are some links to read about the google changes.

    http://www.smartcompany.com.au/internet/20110131-google-changes-search-algorithm-to-favour-original-content-as-crowd-sourced-content-explodes.html

    http://www.searchnewz.com/topstory/news/sn-2-20110131GooglesNewContentFarmAlgorithmInAction.html

  • Using local sites to rank well (premium)
    By on January 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Using local sites to rank well (premium)  Comments

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