An inevitable move, but a bold one. I can never work out whether pets are a candidate-sector or a job-type. Continue reading “Indeed moves to new candidate sector on 1st April”
Just to prove how important feeding your jobs to the job aggregation sites is, Evenbase has just bought JobRapido for a staggering €30m (or c. £25m) Continue reading “Evenbase has acquired Jobrapido, for €30m”
Fascinating report into the current US job market sparked my interest. I’m usually careful about reblogging or assuming that what goes in the US is relevant to my UK clients, but this report By Jobvite (PDF) contains lots of food for thought. Continue reading “More jobseekers using social media in the USA”
It sounds a simple question, but how important is SEO to your recruitment website? I honestly don’t know. Did you expect me to? How could I possibly know – you haven’t shown me the figures… so I can’t say. Continue reading “Completing the loop: What are you spending your money on?”
I’ve seen so many articles recently about complex mothods of getting your jobs ‘fed’ onto Twitter.
It’s so simple and there are a few sites / providers out there with vested interests giving people all manner of complex advice about how to automatically display your jobs on Twitter.
It’s so simple to do and I feel the overpowering urge to tell you how before someone else tells you a more complex way.
- Get the URL of your jobs RSS feed no RSS feed? Get a new recruitment website!
- Create the Twitter account that you want to use (five minutes’ job!) to display the jobs
- Login to that Twitter account
- Go to pingvine.com or twitterfeed.com and submit the RSS feed (i.e., paste it in), and authenticate it.
- Bingo… one more channel to get your jobs to the world – using the world’s fastest-growing search engine – Twitter.
Oh… and don’t forget the bit that people so often miss out on… PRMOTE YOUR CHANNELS – make sure people know they can digest your content in whatever way suits them.
Traditional organic SEO means (to put things simply) focus on mainly Google (organic) results and, if you have time, Yahoo (organic) results. It’s no wonder – if someone wants to find something on the web, we all know where people go first – it makes sense to focus your resources there. But what happens when they discover a ‘new’ search engine? Continue reading “What is a job search engine? Beyond Google and Yahoo!”
This article reproduced in part from Onrec, shows me an interesting, often debated concept – that of keywords in your domain name. Keywords in domain names have very little importance in actual ranking calculations – that’s been the case for years now. The positive effects people see are a consequence of sites linking to the domain using the URL as anchor text – link text containing keywords is what helps the domain rank, not the actual appearance of the keyword in the domain name. Our own blog is a great example of this. Google may well ignore the fact that ‘recruitment seo’ is in the domain name, but if people link to us, the anchor text is highly likely to be ‘Recruitment SEO’ – a valuable keyword to this site (since that’s what it’s about!). Continue reading “Workcircle endorses keyword-rich URLs with microsites”