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  • Use this free tool for better keyword ideas
    By on June 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Use this free tool for better keyword ideas  Comments

    If you are buying Google Adwords or just want to research another job boards SEO rankings, UBER Suggest is a free tool to help you out.

    Created by uber marketer, Neil Patel, the tools gives you keyword ideas in addition to deciphering a site’s organic SEO traffic (or lack of).

    I ran it on the phrase “tech jobs” and got some great data back. Other features of the tool include an SEO Analyzer, content idea generator and backlink review. Play around with it on your site and have fun learning.

  • Custom URLs added to Jobboard.io
    By on April 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Custom URLs added to Jobboard.io  Comments

    Good news if you care about SEO. Jobboard.io has added the ability to create custom urls for content pages on their platform. This is a must have if you are moving your old site to them so you can preserve your high performing SEO pages. By recreating the content on the same url structure your SEO traffic wont miss a beat.

  • SEO Hack for Job Boards (member only)
    By on July 8, 2018 | Comments Off on SEO Hack for Job Boards (member only)  Comments

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  • New Update to Google Jobs
    By on July 2, 2018 | Comments Off on New Update to Google Jobs  Comments

    Last week Google introduced a new way for job publishers to submit their job feed. Currently you just have to submit a sitemap file to tell them what to crawl. But this new update includes an API that allows for “realtime” submissions so that they can better track when jobs come on your site or expire.

    If you are already indexed by GFJ you don’t really need to do anything. I asked Christian Malpeli from Jobboard.io what he thought of this new way to be indexed;

    The end result is not different. However this is an API which allows jobs to be submitted and removed in realtime. We’re already speaking to our G’ contacts on Jobs to see if there is a way for us to submit via API on behalf of our customers. As of now it appears that each site needs to manually verify which isn’t very efficient. I will say we are seeing many cases where customer jobs are ending up on Google Jobs within minutes of being posted already (via the Sitemap.xml method), so not clear if this will be a big win or not.

    So not really big news if the sitemap method is working just fine for you. Here are the instructions for the new method which again involves the search console and verification. If any boards actually try this method I’d be curious to hear from you how it works out.


  • How Much Monthly Google Traffic Can You Get?
    By on May 15, 2018 | 6 Comments6 Comments  Comments

    Now that Google Jobs has been up and running for about a year I thought I would share some stats around how much traffic it actually generates on a monthly basis. Below is a screenshot of Analytics from a small board I run called Jobs With Remote. It has about 800-900 jobs on it at any given time. About 1/3 of the traffic is directly from Google Jobs.

    Your results may vary but the easiest way to get on Google Jobs is to use a GJ friendly platform such as SmartJobBoard or Jobboard.io and submit the sitemap to Google’s Search Console. generally speaking the more jobs you have the more traffic you can get.

    I have still seen some issues with a few job boards. A client of mine who happens to use Jobboard.io has a few hundred jobs. Some appear on GJ while others do not. Hard to tell why they aren’t picking them all up, ….de-duping could be part of it or they just haven’t refined the crawling as of yet.

  • New directory to list your job board
    By on September 24, 2017 | Comments Off on New directory to list your job board  Comments

    Recruiters Junction emailed me as they have a new free directory to get your job board listed on. Directories like this offer a great link building opportunity so add your listing asap.

    Suppliers for Recruitment Market: Are you offering products & services to Recruitment or HR industry & your product is not listed here in our directory, please list them here:


  • Another place to list your job board
    By on March 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Another place to list your job board  Comments

    On top of my job board directory on CareerCloud I just discovered another place to list your job board for free. Its called SimplyCareer and they have a nice looking directory. Get listed here.

    As a job board owner you should be constantly seeking out other sites to get listed on. It’s an important SEO tactic to get other relevant sites to link to you.

  • Job board SEO makes a comeback
    By on February 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Job board SEO makes a comeback  Comments

    Last week the news broke that WayUP a college focused job site had acquired Looksharp, one of it’s competitors in the college recruiting sector. That news is good news for all job boards but there is another aspect of the deal that deserves attention. WayUp bought Looksharp mainly because of it’s SEO rankings. According to WayUp’s CEO Liz Wessell;

    We’re adding more users, more customers, and better SEO rankings! When we first met Looksharp, the synergy was undeniable. Both WayUp and Looksharp had the same mission to help college students land jobs in a much more efficient way than ever before. So, what is most exciting about this is that we now are adding 2M more users to the WayUp community (which already represents over 5,200 schools), and we’re also going to be able to take advantage of Looksharp’s impressive SEO strategy and placements. While WayUp already has a million of its profiles often show up at the top of Google results (for example:https://goo.gl/G6mOXp), Looksharp has been able to do this with many other relevant job-searches.

    I’d like to compliment WayUp on their foresight. Acquiring other websites that have good search engine ranking is an excellent way to boost your own by either doing a 301 redirect or by populating the acquired site with your own job listings. It’s a proven strategy that works.

    Many new job board owners fail to do enough when it comes to SEO. You need to have an SEO friendly site PLUS create great content AND get backlinks on an ongoing basis. Then you have to wait to bake inside the Google oven. Time is SEO’s best friend. The Looksharp deal should help boost the acquisition prospects for any job board that currently enjoys good SEO rankings. Free search engine traffic is a valuable thing these days.

    SEO is back!

  • Google adding job snippets in results
    By on July 5, 2016 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    After googling the phrase “aviation jobs” the other day I noticed this result which caught my eye. Google is creating job snippets off job boardsand placing them in job related searches.


    So I clicked the “About this Result” link in the bottom right which led me to this page. Apparently Google automatically creates this snippet from the page itself. And if you read further there is not much you can do to list your site this way.


    It’s cool that Google is doing this. If your job board gets this treatment, you get more exposure and more clicks.  I tried to figure out what software powers the Aviation Week website but it doesn’t appear to be a hosted provider, most likely a custom built one.

    Google seems to have copied the text from their home page word for word as part of the snippet. Would be nice if they allowed all job boards to feature their jobs this way.

    If you happen to see this again while Googling shoot me an email. Something to keep our eyes on.

  • 7 Sites to Get Job Board Backlinks for Free (member only)
    By on May 9, 2016 | Comments Off on 7 Sites to Get Job Board Backlinks for Free (member only)  Comments

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