I run a niche "accounting job board
" with my own job posting clients that post their jobs on our job board which is hosted by a 3rd party. I do not have regular or any control over the search results page nor do I earn revenue on the Indeed back-fill. Those directly posted jobs are then automatically cross posted to our industry partner sites plus all the major job search engines. Client gets great value posting a job on our site.
I have been experimenting with a job search box on our home page (like most of us have) that goes to a search results page that I control the look and feel BUT the results are hosted from Indeed "jobs by Indeed". Not overtly in your face branding but as we all know a required attribution. Indeed than pushes my unique jobs back to me first and then back-fills with "jobs from the web" of which I earn revenue.
So here is my question(s):
1. Are you a job board or a job search site if you offer Indeed back-fill? Does it matter? Can you be both? Feel free to define job board and job search in your response. Keep in mind you can post a single job directly on Indeed.
2. When employers see a search results page that also has jobs from the web or "jobs by indeed" is that a detractor for posting a job directly to your site? If the employer already sees their job in your back-fill on your site why do they need to "re-post" on your site? Keeping in mind all the cross-posting benefit that you offer your client to all the job search engines (indeed, simplyhired, juju etc.) via xml feed and sponsored jobs.
With the latest news that Indeed has over 334 million page views is it clear that we ALL have some connection to Indeed in some way or another?
What are your views?