Every job board should constantly be seeking backlinks. The best sources for them come from job related blogs, college career services pages and of course, other job boards.
But there is such a thing as bad backlinks. A new article on Search Engine Watch offers some good guidelines on how Google’s recent algorithm changes see these links and tell you which to avoid. Read it.
* If the majority of a website’s backlinks are low quality or spammy looking (e.g., sponsored links, links in the footers, links from directories, links from link exchange pages, links from low quality blog networks).
* If majority of a website’s backlinks are from unrelated websites.
* If too many links are pointing back to a website with exact match keywords in the anchor texts