“Indeed is a job-search service that uses a combination of algorithms, people, and machine learning to bring together a wide variety of career-related content from across the web. Indeed is currently available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Ireland, and the UK.
Indeed has an impressive track record, but we’d love to see more content from the company outside the U.S. and Canada.
Indeed has been around since 2007 and has had its fair share of ups and downs. A few years ago it was the darling of the blogosphere and social networking scene. Then the site disappeared from the net and, within a few months, the company was acquired by Google.
As a long-time Indeed user, I always check Indeed to see if I’m eligible for a job. However, it seems that Indeed marketing has stopped telling folks about the service and the reason for this is because Indeed has been acquired by Google. I love to do keyword research as part of my job at SEOmoz, and I can’t seem to find any keyword data on Indeed. This feels like a huge missed opportunity to me.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Indeed anyway, but it seems Google are going to be taking it up a few notches. It’s certainly been a very successful service in the UK, so Google could benefit from a similar service here. We won’t know until the service is launched, but I can’t see Google not wanting to take on a service which has seen phenomenal success in the UK.
I find this to be true with all of Google’s recent changes to the keyword tool. You can now type a keyword in, and you will see what keywords your competitors are working on. Which is a great way to see if there’s a good SEO angle for your site. This is great for anyone who wants to see how their competitors are doing and trying to game Google.
A few days ago I had a quick chat with two Googlers, one of whom is the VP of Engineering, and the other is the Head of Marketing. They told me that the goal of their startup is to make it very easy to build websites. In order to do that they created a new tool called “Google” which is supposed to help them do that for the first time.
This is what Marketing VP Andrew Pouliot told me: “We’ve had this idea for a long time about how we can make it easier to build websites to make everything easier and quicker. Google is a great example of this.” To build our own sites Andrew’s team used the Google Webmaster Tools Tool and he said they’ve found that most sites have a ton of links.
That’s why he said that it would be great to have a tool to make it easier for websites to rank higher. The tool will essentially be a tool that they will use to create a list of websites that have a link to a particular website. That list is then fed into a tool to create a ranking algorithm that will rank these sites higher and make them more visible and more visible to search engines.
It seems like a simple hack, but the reality is that the best way to build a website’s authority is to get in front of the search engines. We would never want to rank our sites lower than we can, but we’re glad that we can. The tool would only work if Google and the search engines actually trusted the information it was given, and they apparently do.