We’ve had some great feedback since we went live at the end of November. We’re pleased that bloggers in the search & technology industry have been talking about Indeed, including John Battelle, Gary Price, Barry Schwartz, and Robert Scoble. All feedback is really helpful, especially during our beta stage. Thanks and please tell us whenever you have any comments, suggestions or criticisms.
Here are some compliments we came across recently on blogs:
“I have to say this has got to be the end-all, be-all for job searching.” Web Analytics Demystified
“This is a ‘Why didn’t I think of it?’ idea and a good one.” Engineeer2Entrepreneur
Indeed “has just become my top choice to refer job seekers to.” Sites & Soundbytes
“Very cool…This will come in very handy as I start searching for new positions in 2005!” Homespun
“Ooooh! Very, very cool: Indeed.com Just what this disillusioned cog needs in her Christmas stocking this year.” One Smart Woman
“If I were looking for a job I would use this cool new job search engine Indeed.com…You enter a job title, keyword, or company and the city, state or zip and then hit ‘Find Jobs.’ Simple as that. The cool thing is that you can subscribe to the search results via RSS.” BlankBaby
John Battelle pointed out on his blog a technical challenge we have at Indeed: handling duplicate job listings. Many job sites have the same job from the same company posted multiple times. Also, the same job is often listed on different jobsites. As a user, you don’t want these returned in your search as unique jobs.
Indeed’s search engine has a duplicate handling mechanism whereby identical jobs get bundled together under one listing. For example, a search for Journalist jobs in New York City yields several such bundled results. Links to duplicate jobs are displayed below each job’s description snippet.
Even though we are using some advanced techniques, identical jobs don’t always get bundled in this way; for example, due to formatting differences between job sites. We are continuing to refine the duplicate handling process to deal with such situations and ensure the best possible job seeker experience.
Welcome to Blog Indeed, a new blog from a new company called Indeed.
Launched this week, Indeed.com is a job search engine; a window to search all jobs on the web. It’s a simple concept – one search. all jobs.
You can search millions of jobs across all career fields – jobs that are listed on job boards, newspaper sites, and niche sites. You may save your searches and have jobs delivered to you by email alert or RSS feed. Please take a look at our About and FAQ pages for more background.
Blog Indeed will keep you up-to-date on Indeed.com and developments at our company.
Please contact us with questions or comments.
Paul Forster & Rony Kahan,