Indeed.com is a dynamic search engine for job listings. The site compiles job postings from thousands of different websites including staffing firms, job boards, and company career pages. This site is available in 28 languages and in more than 50 countries.
The Impressive Facts About indeed.com
- Indeed.com has been recognized as one of the biggest traditional job board sites, with more than 180 million visitors each month.
- Indeed.com is not only the leading job site in the United States, but also in the world.
- Indeed.com serves as the number one external hiring source for United States’ employers.
- More than half of all job searches in America begin on indeed.com, where job seekers get access to millions of jobs across the world.
3 Ways to Post Your Job Listing on indeed.com
Indeed.com offers three primary ways to list jobs on the site.
1. An organic search
Indeed.com may link to a job posting on your site if it is formatted well and does well on online search engines, however there is no guarantee. See the section below entitled, “Tips for Increasing the Views on Your Job Listing From an Organic Search.”
When job seekers search for a job on indeed.com, the sponsored jobs are featured first for maximum visibility. This increases traffic to your job up to 500% and gets the posting five times more clicks than an organic job. A typical sponsored job posting ranges from $0.25 – $1.50 per click. Paying per click means that you only have to pay when someone clicks on your job listing. The more you pay per click, the more visible your job is on the site. Another perk with pay per click is that you can set your own budget and your own target goal of customers. Indeed.com does the work for you and strives to meet your goal, but will no longer display your ad once your budget has been reached. They will also allow you to adjust your budget at anytime or stop your post at anytime. No commitments are required.
It is really easy to sponsor a job posting on indeed.com. Once you complete the job posting information, all you have to do is click the option that says “sponsor this job for more reviews” and follow the simple prompts from there. You can also choose to sponsor a job listing from your own website. You can contact indeed.com to set this up.
3. Post a job listing for free by creating an account
When you create an account, you’ll enter into fields the most relevant job information to appear in your post like: company; job title; job description; city, state or postal code; job type (which is optional); and salary (which is optional). You will be able to list an email for the applications to be sent to. (This can be different from the email used to register the account.) You can also select the language in which the job posting will be displayed. You’ll then complete a section on “Job Requirements,” where you complete fields stating information on: experience required (if any); an option to ask if the candidate’s current location matches the job’s assigned location; an optional field on licenses required; an optional field on educational level; and an optional field on additional languages required for the job. After entering all the information, you will have a chance to review your job listing and confirm or edit it.
Tips for Increasing the Views on Your Job Listing From an Organic Search
Indeed.com is always looking for jobs to add to their sites using search engines, so it is possible to get a link to your online listing by ensuring that your webpage is search engine friendly. Here are some tips to follow to increase the chances of indeed.com finding and linking to your job listing.
Be specific with the name of the job title.
Make certain that the job title is clear. It should be listed on a separate line at the top of the job listing. Put it in bold to call attention to it. Indeed will not link to it, if it is mixed in with everything else. Kevin Walker, Director of Employer Insights for indeed.com, notes that your traffic will increase by 1000% with a strong job title.
Include the name of your company, not just a contact email.
This may seem totally obvious, but there are employers that only list an email for a contact, without including the company’s actual name. They assume it is obvious if the job seeker is on their site. Indeed.com, however, is seeking job listings that include company names, so be certain to include yours!
Fill out the address field completely, with one physical location.
Be certain to list an address, even it it’s a home address or P.O. Box. Indeed.com really prefers to see one physical location, not multiple locations. List a complete address with a city, state and zip code.
Each job listing needs its own web page and exclusive URL.
If you have pages or job feeds that feature more than one job, Indeed.com will not link to them. So be certain to create a unique URL for every page or job posting.
Make sure your job description is explicit.
Be specific and detailed with your job description. Add lots of keywords related to your industry. Repeating the words in the job title as often as possible in a natural voice is also beneficial. Increasing the keywords is likely to increase the rate that your listing will be found on indeed.com and by search engines.
Give explicit directions to applicants on how to conclude the application process.
Applicants will need clear instructions on how to complete the application process, whether that is simply clicking a “submit application” button or a message directing them to email their application and supporting documentation to a contact in your company.
Additional Services Offered by indeed.com
In addition to job searching services for job seekers and job listing for employers, indeed.com offers a few other services that employers can utilize to find and attract potential employees: Indeed Resume, Mobile Recruiting, and Company Pages.
Indeed Resume: With Indeed Resume, employers can search through millions of resumes posted on the site in an instant by targeting results for specific fields. You are only required to pay for the service when you want to contact a prospective hire.
Mobile Recruiting: 45% of the job search traffic on Indeed comes directly from mobile. Fortunately this service is offered at no extra cost for employers. Your job posting will be made accessible to job seekers who are searching on mobile, helping you reach an even larger audience.
Company Pages: Indeed’s Company Pages help job seekers locate desirable companies, based on their interests and values. Applicants are naturally more attracted to companies that have detailed profiles and greater positive reviews.
The Results of Advertising on indeed.com
Customers can easily measure the effectiveness of their recruitment efforts on indeed.com. Indeed’s Client Services team will help you determine how to measure results in your area. Indeed is the top external provider of hires and supplies two times more hires than any other similar job site. It is a great tool to help you find the effective employees for your team. Now that you understand how to maneuver the site, you are just a few clicks away from posting a position for your company and finding the perfect candidate!