All Blog Posts Tagged 'aggregators' (13)

Rumors, innuendo, and (yes) job board news

So much for the doldrums of summer. You’d think that record heat, drought, and the impending Olympics would result in a boring news slump for the job board world.

You’d be wrong.

Let’s see what’s heating up the tubes of the internet, shall we?

  • LinkedIn fumbles: Social job board LinkedIn managed to …

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 30, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Check out the Q&A from the job board webinar

Hey folks, I recently did a webinar and was bombarded with questions - so many that I couldn't get to them all during the session. So instead, I'm answering them on my blog. Check it out!

(thanks also to everyone that attended, and to RealMatch for sponsoring it!)

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 23, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Money money money – what was most popular on Job Board Doctor in 2011

Once a week (more or less), I sit down and write about the job board and online recruiting industry. Some of these posts are more popular than others (and honestly, some are complete duds). As it’s almost the end of the year, I though you might find it interesting to see which posts my readers turned to most often in 2011. So, in reverse order, here are the most-read posts of 2011:…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 28, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Are big job destination sites a thing of the past?

Back in the day – say, 3 or 4 years ago – if you were looking for a job, you typically visited a big job board like Monster, an aggregator like Indeed, a few niche sites, and a fewcompany sites. The large ‘destination’ sites like Monster did everything in their power to draw Mr. Job Seeker to their URL – Superbowl ads, wacky web promos, and even cartoon figures. Aggregator sites flew under the radar – they depended on search…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 22, 2011 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

What's next for job boards? Devolution? Revolution? Evolution?

“You say you want a revolution, well, you know, we’re all doing what we can.” – The Beatles

“We’re pinheads all, jocko homo.” -DEVO


These lyrics really get to the two extremes of what recruiters, employers, and job seekers think might happen with job boards. On the one hand, there are those who think job boards are on the way out, ‘devolving’ into lowest common denominator sites that carry fake jobs and offer little…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 20, 2011 at 9:10am — 1 Comment

Looking for Job Search Engines or Aggregators Interested in Indexing our XML Feed

My name is Matt Blevins and I'm with Locate Jobs Network.


I would like to hear from companies, job search engines and aggregators interested in indexing our XML feed, available online here:…


Added by Matthew Blevins on June 17, 2011 at 12:57pm — 10 Comments

Indeed, customer service, and job boards: a cautionary tale

Imagine that you’re one of the thousands of job boards thatprovided Indeed with job postings from its inception. Imagine that in addition to providing those jobs (which turned Indeed into the most visited job site on the web), you also spent money promoting those same jobs – thus providing Indeed with a lucrative source of income. Imagine that, in return, Indeed provided your job board with a stream of inbound referrals (both organic and…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 12, 2011 at 9:13am — 6 Comments

The danger of ‘big’ – it sometimes goes away

One of the first business lessons I learned many years ago was that it is often better to havemany smaller customers than fewer large ones. At the time, I was learning the ropes from a battle-hardened magazine publisher. He said (in reference to my naive comment that I would rather have Microsoft as an advertiser than a dozen smaller ones), “Where are you when your big customer decides to ‘shift focus’? Your loss will be 100% of income, rather than 15% or 20%. How long does…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 29, 2011 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

Indeed: the elephant in the room – or just the same old friendly puppy?

Go to any animal shelter and you will usually see pets that simply got too big for their owners – hulking St. Bernards, twelve-foot pythons, walking catfish, and so on. It’s easy in hindsight to blame the owners. But the owners weren’t thinking about how big the animal would one day become; they were focused on how much they wanted it.

Since roughly 2005, job boards have lived with aggregators such as …


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 2, 2011 at 9:20am — 3 Comments

The future of job boards...

Maybe I am missing something, so allow me to pose this question to fellow job board owners and our aggregator friends as well:

Major players in vertical job search engines, and and others make it simple for our paying clients (employers & recruiters who purchase job posts on our boards) to feed and promote (PPC) their job openings directly to their respective search engines.

Other products, including Hound & Linkup (& more?) perform… Continue

Added by Phil Collins on September 19, 2009 at 3:46pm — 21 Comments

SimplyHired making news

SH has been quiet for a while but not anymore. The #2 aggregator has released a bevy of announcements culminating with four new international sites. Katya White, their Marketing Manager shared the insights with me.

Major Milestones

* Overall traffic reach of 10 million monthly visitors throughout our 5,000 partner network and the website

* Signed agreements with new network partners that bring a… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on October 28, 2008 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Joblighted: as web 2.0 as it gets

I've seen web 2.0 job boards before, but this one is the geekiest of the geek. Joblighted is an "aggregator" which combs all the tech blog job boads like Crunchbase and 37signals. Its sports an interactive map as the centerpiece of its design, oh yes, and they twitter among other cool details.

Reminds me of that Neil Diamond song..."Turn on your heart (job) light, let it shine wherever you… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on October 27, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Update from Simply Hired

I ran into several execs from Simply Hired last week in Chicago but it was all in passing so we didnt have much time to chat. I've been wondering whats going on with the number 2 aggrgator since they have been fairly quiet lately. So I asked Francis Larkin to give us an update. Enjoy.

1. SimplyHired has been quiet lately in terms of new announcements...what’s the latest news? got any stats to share in terms of…

Added by Chris Russell on July 2, 2008 at 9:20am — 1 Comment

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