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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.


  • 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.


    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.

  • Breaking news: Adicio gets Mashable’s job board
    By on August 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Breaking news: Adicio gets Mashable’s job board  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 | Comments Off on Metrics matter (member only)  Comments

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  • Community + Job Board
    By on August 20, 2012 | Comments Off on Community + Job Board  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.


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  • 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

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    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”>