Google’s New Google For Jobs Initiative

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Google released a new “Google For Jobs” initiative recently that enables you to add structured data about your job listings to your web pages. By adding this web code, your job listing will then show up in the Google Search results pages when users are searching for jobs related to the positions you have available.  Your job listing shows prominently at the top of the search results page – above the regular search results. That means you are showing on page 1 of Google, above the #1 position. The ultimate goal in search engine optimization is to be on page 1, positions 1. The “coveted place to be” and not easy to accomplish.

When a user searches for jobs, the Google jobs content block automatically shows at the top of the page.

For example, if you were looking for a web developer in Virginia Beach job, you will see something like this at the top of the search results. This is showing before all of the big job site listings like Indeed, CareerBuilder, ZipRecruiter….

Google For Jobs

For small companies, this is a great opportunity to be able to get organic Google search engine result exposure over the “big guys” that monopolize the first pages of Google.  A user searching for a targeted job in a specific area will see your job up front and center.

There is no cost to add your listings in “Google For Jobs”, just some technical knowledge to add valid structured mark up data to your web page.

Google provides documentation on how to add this structured markup to your web pages.  Contact me if you want to add it to your site, but need website support services to implement it.

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I just added this Google For Jobs data to a small company website job listings web pages. I am interested to see how much activity they get from it.


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