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  • Your page loading times count (free)
    By on December 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Your page loading times count (free)  Comments

    If you are building your own job board from scratch be sure to keep your pages as light as possible so they load quickly. Faster loading sites will gain more trust from google. Here’s the proof.

    A new service called yottaa.com lets you test your sites effectiveness in search engine friendly terms. Try it here.

    On their blog they recently tested the major job search sites such as monster, hotjobs, the ladders, careerbuilder, indeed, etc. in a web performance test.

    Guess whose pages loaded the quickest? Not monster, not careebuilder…it was Indeed.com.

    Just one look at the pages on CB & Monster and you’ll see why. They are cluttered with graphics text and ads while Indeed has a much simpler and cleaner way of displaying listings.

    So the moral of this story? Simpler is better. Bet on it!

    PS…this is my last post of 2010. Look for new posts in early January.

  • What does a #3 ranking in google get you? (premium)
    By on November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on What does a #3 ranking in google get you? (premium)  Comments

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  • Why a used job board is better than a new one (premium)
    By on October 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Why a used job board is better than a new one (premium)  Comments

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  • How long will it take to rank (premium)
    By on August 30, 2010 | Comments Off on How long will it take to rank (premium)  Comments

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  • A great link building tactic (premium)
    By on July 22, 2010 | Comments Off on A great link building tactic (premium)  Comments

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  • A lesson in SEO from Jobamatic (premium)
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  • Cool new SEO ebook
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  • Local jobs: one way to dominate search rankings
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  • Why I love Jobamatic so much
    By on May 6, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    A lot of non-job board people tend to give Jobamatic grief when it comes to online job hunting. They say that it has helped to proliferate / litter the web with duplicate jobs. And they are right to an extent. The ease of use of setting up a job board is dead simple and they have given the green light to anyone with a website who wants jobs.

    But for me it has been a solid new revenue source. The recession of 08-09 forced me to find new ways to make money and I took to Jobamatic like a fly on sticky paper. I launched several green job boards and have been pleasantly surprised as to the results. They are getting thousands of users per month, attracting good search traffic and rank well for keywords.

    Perhaps the best reason to use Jobamatic is the built in SEO of the site architecture. Its the best SEO in the biz in my opinion. On a site like JobsinLEED for example 80% of the 5,000 monthly uniques come from search engines. Thats damn good seo.

    I’m also a fan of making a few extra bucks on back fill clicks. Its not much (only a few cents per click) but it adds up over the course of a month and some of my sites bring in over $100/mo just in backfill. So if you can drive traffic, you will make money.

    The overall look and feel of Jobamatic is also awesome. Its the most “web 2.0” of all the vendors. I can tweak the design to fit my need and since I place Adsense in strong positions above the fold it offers me flexibity in designing the look and feel. All users can add images and text to the header and footer of all pages. The pages load fast and thats another plus. Fast servers = more money.

    But they do have shortcomings. Jobthread for example lets you control not only the header/footer but the left and right columns as well. And there is no employer login. If you setup a yearly package for a company they have to remember a code each time they want to post.

    There is no support for multiple accounts either. (Jobtarget does) so I have to create separate accts from all my sites which now number around 10 so it gets hard to track of everything some time. This also causes me to get separate payments for each site which come in once a month via paypal. I wish I could be paid once and be done with it.

    But I digress. SimplyHired recently hired more people to work on the Jobamatic product and I have told them of my thoughts on the software. I do hope they listen.

    Anyway, long live jobs, long live the job board, wounded as it is by some, it will always be my home.

  • more seo analyzer tools (free)
    By on February 4, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    I wrote tuesday about a cool new seo analyzer tool. Here are a few more tools to help you diagnose seo issues with your job board. Click the logos to go to those sites.

    Website Grader

    My Site Grader

    SEO Workers

    SEO Chat: Site Link Analyzer Tool

    More free seo tools:

    * myseoanalyzer.com
    * www.seoscores.com
    * www.seomoz.org/tools