How to use Google effectively in the new age
of recruitment
OK we know the internet is still growing in
importance for recruiters and job hunters
Obviously there are lies, damn lies ...
87% use classified sites
71% use the hiring
companies own site
62% use recruitment
agencies sites
25% use social networkin...
So how are job hunters getting to these sites in
the first place – they Google and lots!
Here is some interesting informat...
The first page on Google is where it is at – after
that you’re an also ran
The research shows:
• 40% of the clicks followi...
Take faith – search strings are getting longer so
your chances of page 1 results are higher
Seek 50% search for classified...
So we have produced a practical guide for
getting ahead on Google
Here’s what to do, some basic, some a little more rocket...
1. Show Google what’s important with meta
keywords, descriptions and more
Google and other search engines like well organi...
1. Show Google what’s important with meta
keywords, descriptions and more
It is easy to see what your site is doing around...
1. Show Google what’s important with meta
keywords, descriptions and more
TITLE TAGS display at the top of the page on web...
1. Show Google what’s important with meta
keywords, descriptions and more
META KEYWORDS are used to market and index your ...
1. Show Google what’s important with meta
keywords, descriptions and more
Meta Descriptions display relevant information i...
2. Get your jobs on your site – they are the
freshest content
So many recruiters and internal HR teams do not take the tim...
2. Get your jobs on your site – they are the
freshest content
title Profession/industry locationtype
Make sure that
your j...
2. Get your jobs on your site – they are the
freshest content
THE INVISIBLE
JOBS:
Embedded i-
frames like Taleo
do not mak...
3. Populate the web with information about
your company
Having active social media site profiles can vastly help
your comp...
3. Populate the web with information about
your company
Rip content out of your company and get it online
• Don’t be scare...
3. Populate the web with information about
your company
Directory submission is important to generate traffic and links
ba...
SOME MORE DO’S AND DON’TS FOR THE BABY
THAT IS YOUR WEBSITE
DO: make sure that people visit your site
regularly – better traffic better results
Are people easily re-
finding your web...
DON’T: have a site where your URL is someone
else’s
The candidate might wonder who you are?
What happens if they
delete th...
DO: get Google analytics installed on your site
so that you can track traffic
Google analytics tracks info on the people v...
DO CONTACT US IF YOU NEED CLARIFICATION
OR HELP WITH ANYTHING
Julianne Hughey Cambel Ferguson
julianne@jobx.co.nz cambel@j...
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  1. 1. How to use Google effectively in the new age of recruitment
  2. 2. OK we know the internet is still growing in importance for recruiters and job hunters Obviously there are lies, damn lies and statistics so* 84% of job hunters use the internet to find jobs 70% of job hunters submitted an application online 61% researched companies 46% researched roles and industries So reading between the lines on these stats people are net savvy when it comes to finding a job – that means that employers and recruiters need to be net savvy right back. * Source: 2008-09Australia Employment Search Report – Nielsen Online
  3. 3. 87% use classified sites 71% use the hiring companies own site 62% use recruitment agencies sites 25% use social networking sites So if job seekers are so net savvy how are they finding the job of their dreams? * Source: 2008-09Australia Employment Search Report – Nielsen Online
  4. 4. So how are job hunters getting to these sites in the first place – they Google and lots! Here is some interesting information on searching for jobs* • 8 times more job searches on Google a month than unique browsers on Seek • The level of job search traffic is growing on Google • Peoples searches are getting more sophisticated (as people realise how to use Google more effectively) *These stats come courtesy of Google
  5. 5. The first page on Google is where it is at – after that you’re an also ran The research shows: • 40% of the clicks following a Google search go to the number 1 organically ranking result • About 12% go to the number 2 result • About 10% goes to all the paid advertising combined Yet there is 10 times more money spent on paid search engine marketing than organic SEO optimisation! Why? probably because paid advertising is easy and understandable! Below is a heat map showing where people look on Google search results – red is hot, blue cool
  6. 6. Take faith – search strings are getting longer so your chances of page 1 results are higher Seek 50% search for classified brands Shell jobs Jobs in Wellington Sales manager Jobs in marketing 34% search for locations 31% search for job titles 30% search for employer brands 26% search for industries Here is what people are searching on jobs in Google So if you’re advertising on these you’re covered But how are you tapping into all these searches *These stats come courtesy of Google
  7. 7. So we have produced a practical guide for getting ahead on Google Here’s what to do, some basic, some a little more rocket sciency than others 1. Tell Google and the search engines what is important about you 2. Get your jobs on your site 3. Populate the web with information about your company and information for people
  8. 8. 1. Show Google what’s important with meta keywords, descriptions and more Google and other search engines like well organised and easy to understand content – wouldn’t you So you need to: 1. Have title tags relevant to the content on your pages 2. Have relevant meta keywords – these are your classifications essentially 3. Write good meta descriptions – so people understand why to click on your site (they are your precise) 4. Show you are the author – not some random web guy
  9. 9. 1. Show Google what’s important with meta keywords, descriptions and more It is easy to see what your site is doing around tags. In Internet Explorer 8 just right click on your page and select ‘View Source’ And here is the SOURCE… Make sure the source for each page shows titles, descriptions, keywords and all are relevant
  10. 10. 1. Show Google what’s important with meta keywords, descriptions and more TITLE TAGS display at the top of the page on web browsers and are also used to display what appears on Google – they are crucial Title tag Use words that describe what you do or need – like “IT jobs”
  11. 11. 1. Show Google what’s important with meta keywords, descriptions and more META KEYWORDS are used to market and index your website to Google and other big search engines: • Have them on every page of your site • Use words that are relevant to your requirements 
  12. 12. 1. Show Google what’s important with meta keywords, descriptions and more Meta Descriptions display relevant information in search results they are like your advert – what do yours say? Google yourself to find out  Here are the results for a successful New Zealand recruitment company – not exactly great
  13. 13. 2. Get your jobs on your site – they are the freshest content So many recruiters and internal HR teams do not take the time to put their jobs on their own sites – madness we say! • Google search spiders love new content – jobs are new content – you write ads for Seek and Trademe – so put them on your site • Link hot jobs and news to your home page so it is constantly refreshing – its new content again • Write your job titles so that they would be found by Google – too many people use the same ads on Seek as on their own sites. On Seek you write to differentiate from the masses on your site you write to be found on the web SO  for “COMMERCIAL COST ACCOUNTANT” AND  for “EXCITING BEANIE ROLE”
  14. 14. 2. Get your jobs on your site – they are the freshest content title Profession/industry locationtype Make sure that your jobs are showing up in the majority of search types
  15. 15. 2. Get your jobs on your site – they are the freshest content THE INVISIBLE JOBS: Embedded i- frames like Taleo do not make good SEO content as they are invisible to search engines Generic title with no SEO applied
  16. 16. 3. Populate the web with information about your company Having active social media site profiles can vastly help your company as they: • Present a consistent image to the world • Help you connect with job seekers across a variety of platforms • Create good back links to your site (particularly where they are linking to your content)
  17. 17. 3. Populate the web with information about your company Rip content out of your company and get it online • Don’t be scared to make internal documents external • Get content out into the world – you might be surprised what people like – it isn’t always what you think
  18. 18. 3. Populate the web with information about your company Directory submission is important to generate traffic and links back to your website - the more high ranking websites that have you linked the better • At a minimum link to DMOZ.org, yellow pages, NZ search and finda • Start blogging and linking your entries back to your site • Good sites can have thousands of links
  19. 19. SOME MORE DO’S AND DON’TS FOR THE BABY THAT IS YOUR WEBSITE
  20. 20. DO: make sure that people visit your site regularly – better traffic better results Are people easily re- finding your website Large margin for error on these methods Bookmark methods
  21. 21. DON’T: have a site where your URL is someone else’s The candidate might wonder who you are? What happens if they delete the end of the URL – where do they end up (not your site)
  22. 22. DO: get Google analytics installed on your site so that you can track traffic Google analytics tracks info on the people visiting your site showing: • Visits – Displays the amount of visits that have come through on your site • Bounce Rate (%) – Displays the amount of users who have left after seeing just 1 page. The lower the bounce rate, the more content that is being read. • Page Views – Displays the amount of page views, this is how many visitors have viewed each page. This isn’t the same as Visits. • Avg. Time on Site – Displays the average amount of time a user will spend browsing your website. The higher the better. • Pages/Visit – Displays the average amount of pages that users go to when they visit your site. • % New Visits – This displays the amount of new visitors to your site. The higher this is the better. • Visitors Overview – This displays a graph that shows how many visitors you get throughout the week on a day-to-day basis • Map Overlay – This shows where the traffic is coming from. You will mostly just see traffic coming from New Zealand and a little bit coming from overseas. • Traffic Sources Overview – You can monitor what medium you are getting traffic from. It displays: Direct traffic, Search Engines and Referring Sites. • Content Overview – This displays the amount of page views for each page that is monitored by analytics.
  23. 23. DO CONTACT US IF YOU NEED CLARIFICATION OR HELP WITH ANYTHING Julianne Hughey Cambel Ferguson julianne@jobx.co.nz cambel@jobx.co.nz 03 366 2397 03 366 2371

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