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  • Interview with Peter White from Jobboard.io at #TAtechEurope
    By on March 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Interview with Peter White from Jobboard.io at #TAtechEurope  Comments

    At TA Tech Europe last week I got to meet Peter White (Jobboard.io) and we had a quick chat about how he got the job, their latest feature release and more. Enjoy the audio.

    Here’s my video picture montage from the event.

  • Job Board Software Pricing Update (hosted versions)
    By on February 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Job Board Software Pricing Update (hosted versions)  Comments

    A reader alerted me that Smart Job Board upped their prices a bit so I thought I would do a quick recap of the top “off the shelf” software products. These products are all hosted in the cloud and are self-configurable. I recommend them for beginners who want to get started quickly.

    These are the least expensive way to get your job board off the ground. To put it another way, ‘job boards in a box‘.

    1. Smart Job Board: It used to be $50 but even at $79/mo their basic package is still a great value. [link]

    2. Jobboard.io basic package stands at $249 which is a high point in their history from what I remember. [link] i think their checkout process is a little smoother than Smart’s if you are looking for differences. They also don’t have the total job restrictions that comes with Smart (active job listings). [link]

    3. JobMount‘s basic price point stands at $295 which has been steady for a while. With them you get a free 6 month job spidering (scraping) and the ability to take your code with you to put on your own server. [link]

    4. JobboardHQ is $295/mo. Link.

  • ZipRecruiter Acquires Popular Job Board Software Vendor
    By on December 14, 2017 | Comments Off on ZipRecruiter Acquires Popular Job Board Software Vendor  Comments

    Jobboard.io, the popular job board software platform started by Christian Malpeli more than 5 years ago has been acquired by ZipRecruiter. The news came via email to JobBoard.io clients yesterday. Terms of the deal are not disclosed.

    I was able to reach both ZipRecruiter and Christian Malpeli, for comment on the news.

    What are the main reasons for the acquisition?

    ZIP: Acquiring JobBoard.io allows ZipRecruiter to provide a more robust job board solution to its publisher partners, and will bring new monetization solutions and higher levels of job distribution within the ZipRecruiter network to JobBoard.io customers.

    Will pricing change?

    ZIP: We have no plans to change pricing for existing customers.

    Will it be run as a stand-alone business or how will the operation be combined with Zip?

    ZIP:JobBoard.io will continue to run as a stand-alone business powered by ZipRecruiter, and we’re already implementing ZipRecruiter features in the product.

    How many job boards does JobBoard.io power?

    ZIP:JobBoard.io has over 200 clients, including major sites like Techcrunch, Politico, The American Association of Cancer Research and more.

    Ian Siegel, ZipRecruiter’s CEO said this about the deal, “Christian and the team at JobBoard.io have built a terrific product, and we’re excited that they’re joining the ZipRecruiter team. We’re already implementing new ways to delight JobBoard.io publisher partners, including having job postings run across the ZipRecruiter traffic network, and there are more great features on the way.”

    I asked Christian if the platform will become a Zip only backfill provider. No, he said.

    “We believe that publishers should have choice in the solutions they use to power their job boards. While ZipSearch allows a publisher to tap into leading search technology and the fastest growing jobs marketplace in the US, we do not plan to limit backfill choices to only ZipRecruiter’s offering.”

    Christian will be sticking around and become an employee at Zip where he plans to continue innovating on the platform and growing his team.

    Here’s my take on the deal;
    The move is a smart one by ZipRecruiter as it increases the reach of their affiliate network thus providing more relevant candidate traffic to its sitewide listings. They will also be able to earn additional revenue by introducing a posting function directly from Jobboard.io into ZipRecruiter’s main listings. This will be the first time a major job site provider has its own DIY job board software service since the defunct SimplyHired launched Jobamatic which died a fiery death after Indeed acquired them  2 years ago.
    I think the move also puts pressure on the other major aggregators like Jobs2Careers, JuJu and Neuvoo to up their game. Those companies have affiliate programs but they are way behind where ZipRecruiter now stands. If I were them I’d be looking at s similar acquisition or partnership with other job board software vendors.
    I have a few sites like HR Tech Talent which is powered by Jobboard.io and will continue to update my readers on new changes to the platform as they come out. As a reminder I provide concierge services to those who wish to start a site on Jobboard.io.
  • Job boards in the headlines
    By on December 10, 2014 | Comments Off on Job boards in the headlines  Comments

    Leave it to me to keep you abreast of the latest job board news. Here’s some of the headlines that caught my eye. Thinking of starting your own job board or need help with your existing one? Contact me, I can help.

    job boards in the news

    • Realmatch adds more job sites to its portfolio. The company also changed CEO’s recently. Read it.
    • Adicio snags ERE media. I’m not sure who ERE was using before but this is a nice win for Adicio. Seems like the top software vendors are really poaching each other lately. Read it.
    • Jobboard.io adds logos to job listings. –> Christian is doing a great job iterating on my favorite job board software. Read it.
    • InstaJob! My visual job posting tool for employers gets an iOS update. Read it.
    • Healthcare job postings on the HEALTHeCAREERS Network increased 65 percent year over year. Read it.
    • Intern Avenue making waves in the UK recruitment market. Read it.
    • 420careers.com acquired. Career site for the marijuana industry. Smokin! Read it.

    Got some news about a job board making news? Let me know.

     

     

  • 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.

    phillycareertop

    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)

    josmtwitter

    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.

  • Jobboard.io adds apply with Linkedin, mobile apply
    By on January 6, 2014 | Comments Off on Jobboard.io adds apply with Linkedin, mobile apply  Comments

    The best new job board software on the market, Jobboard.io is getting better. They’ve recently added mobile apply along with Linkedin apply and the ability to create multi-jobs packages.

    Full disclosure: they sponsor my blog. But I wouldnt let them if I didnt believe in the product.

    For the Linkedin apply the job board owner must login to Linkedin developer and make a new application to get it activated. Its fairly simple but involves a few steps.

    Mobile apply is already enabled. Job seekers can attach their resume from a variety of cloud storage sites such as Google Drive and Dropbox. Founder, Christian Malpeli pointed out to me that they’ve actually had mobile apply live for months though it wasn’t clear. Now when you click apply on mobile the icons from the various sites appear.

    mobile-apply

  • Awesome new job board software platform
    By on April 2, 2013 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Job board software hasn’t been too exciting lately. The vendors have pretty much stayed staus quo over the past few years since the industry is a mature one. But Jobboard.io is on the scence with an affordable hosted solution that is mobile ready, integrates with backfill and has a great design/user interface.

    jobboardio

    According to their site they were frustrated by current technologies so they built their own:

    We’ve been running niche job boards via 3rd party platforms for years – but quickly grew tired of watching our time and revenue go out the door. Other “free” solutions can get you up and running, but take 50% (or more!) of all your job posting revenue. That just didn’t seem right to us. So we built our own platform focusing on the features that matter most. With fixed monthly pricing, you get to keep the rewards of the effort you put in, and are able to understand and predict your monthly costs.

    I took a look at some of the sites they power like bigdatajobs.com and hackernest.com. Notice the big red POST A JOB buttons. I have been advocating those for years and somebody finally built them into the product. And their other features are spot on, custom themes, international payment support, flexible pricing (incl. free), seo friendly, responsive design, a simple backend admin, applicant tracking, custom domains.

    Although I havent tested it yet I cant wait to try. The company appears to be based out of New York City.