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  • Breaking news: Adicio gets Mashable’s job board
    By on August 28, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    Big win for job software provider Adicio as they just convinced Mashable to convert to their software from Jobamatic. (read article) This is a big blow to Jobamatic and may point to its limitations since they dont offer a resume database and have very few features to speak of. I wish those that run Jobamatic take this as a sign that the product needs an overhaul.

    Their new job board can be seen here;




  • Hopping on the temp job bandwagon
    By on July 29, 2013 | 4 Comments4 Comments  Comments

    I have been reading recently of the surge in temp hiring across the US. Basically employers are really gravitating towards hiring temp workers to fill certain voids. So it got me thinking about a temp job board. I did some searches and couldn’t find may. There was Net-temps, and that was really about it. So sensing an opporunity I have launched 99tempjobs.com.

    The site home page is on my own server since I wanted a custom interface to find temp jobs. The backend, search.99tempjobs.com is powered by Jobamatic which provided a quick and dirty job board on the fly.

    Notice how i set up the home page. For one thing I inserted the word “temp” into the search box to give the user an easy way to find temp jobs. I also created columns of text for all the states. I think the site eventually will rank for these terms eventually since there are very few localized temp job sites.

    99tempjobs.com the temp job board

    I also set all state links to filter only temp jobs. For instance here’s a sample link for temp jobs Connecticut.


    To get those specific results I just searched for all jobs in CT and on the left menu in a Jobamatic site they have a ‘Temporary’ filter which adds this syntax to the URL structure: sb-pd/fjt-temporary

    So I created all the links that way. Now the user will generally only see temp jobs when they search the site. That should help the SEO as well. The search jobs part of the site also has lots of the right keywords in the header and footer.

    Spotting a trend is part of a good niche board strategy. Follow the job market and start sites that have a growing niche. Add content, get people to link to you and it will grow over time.

  • Metrics matter (member only)
    By on February 25, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

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  • a Jobamatic backfill tip
    By on November 28, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Community + Job Board
    By on August 20, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    If you want to start a job board today you seriously need to think about starting something with more than just job listings.

    This is particularly true if you are entering into a highly competitive niche. I recently consulted for the folks who are starting HRanswerexhange.com. Its aim is to be a community site WITH jobs for HR professionals. Since there are already a number of sites that target HR jobs, these guys are taking the right track by focusing on building a community first.

    A community site will always be more valuable than a traditional job board. A great example is RigZone which Dice bought last year for something like $9-10 million. MediaBistro is another great example.

    So if you are working in a certain industry that lacks sites with a community focus think about starting one. You can use off the shelf software such as Ning to run the community side and job board software like Jobamatic or Jobtarget to run the jobs side by using a sub-domain (jobs.yoursitename.com). Its cheap and easy to start. This will allow you to concentrate on building the community which in turn can support a job board once you get some traction/users.


    This is a free post for public consumption. Want more great insight from Chris? Consider becoming a premium member.

  • How to get your jobs indexed by Indeed or SimplyHired
    By on July 9, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    There are actually 2 ways to get indexed by these job search engines.

    1. Pay them. They look for feeds with original job listings that arent already being indexed by them. Expect to pay 15-25 cents per click they deliver to you.

    2. Use their job board software. Indeed’s is called “Jobroll” and if you build your job board with it any job posting will automatically be indexed by Indeed. Indeed takes $20 cut off each job posting that you sell (you set the price). You will also earn a few cents per click off job seekers that click on jobs that are displayed through Jobroll.

    SimplyHired’s product is called Jobamatic. They take 50% of whatever job post price you set. When a job is posted through their software its automatically indexed by SH for free. If you want to use their API to create your site, here’s the link.

    Using either of this software will drive free traffic to any job that gets submitted.

  • Jobamatic: no more do follows
    By on June 11, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments
    The following is a guest post by Jody Fitzgerald.
    It came to my attention that Jobamatic has changed how they display links on Jobamatic websites.

    What they are doing

    They are changing custom urls that have been placed in the headers and footers to redirects.
     - so instead of  linking to the link that we set, they are going through their API. They have 
    also turned a majority of the links into nofollow links – which makes  links lose all the
    SEO power that they have.

    This effects deep linking.

    Your pagination buttons will no longer be followed by search engines. Eliminating hundreds if not
    thousands of potential pages within search engines. – Effects SEO Badly!

    More Things that are bad.
    • You lose links to other properties that you have linked to. This is blogs, main sites, etc. 
    • You lose a lot of deep linking. This is what hurts SEO – if a page can’t be found by a
      search engine spider to be indexed it can’t be found by customers when they search
      for what you have.
    Things that are still good.

    Jobamatic is free! It supports over 25,000 publisher websites. It’s a great way to get your feet
    wet in the job board industry. If you customize it right – and link from external sources you
    may have a fighting chance.

    What can I do to improve my job board?
    If you need job board advice talk to the job board rock star Chris Russell 
    - he can provide some great advice on what to do and what not to do.

    If you want to start or improve your Jobamatic site, I can help.

    If you are interested in a custom Jobamatic solution please reach out.
    I can help create a solution that is going to fit your needs – and most
    importantly your budget. 
  • How to add adsense to jobamatic’s left column
    By on April 16, 2012 | 9 Comments9 Comments  Comments

    This post is free. Want access to my 3+ years of content? Join here.

    With the existing Jobamatic interface it only allows you to enter Adsense on the header and footer. But what if you wanted to put it on the left column? Well I tasked my webmaster Jody to set it up on site for user interface jobs.


    A reader asks: I’d like to put adsense on the left side below the ‘job type’ group. Can you give me advice on what code to use in the header? Thanks!

    Here’s the code to add to the header section:

    <!– IN HEADER –>
    <!– JQUERY –>
    <script src=”http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.7.2.min.js” ></script>


    Here’s the code to add to the footer section in the Jobamatic configuration tab:

    <!– adsense to left bar –>
    <div id=”adsense_sidebar”>

    <!– put the ads in the position –>
    <script type=”text/javascript”>

  • Before and after makeover (premium)
    By on January 24, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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