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Running a job board. Should the vacancies be indexed?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by thewelshman, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. thewelshman

    thewelshman Newbie

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    Hi all,

    This might be a bit of a noob question, but should I be indexing the job vacancies or just the main pages?

    It seems to me that the big G might not like them being indexed seeing as they are deleted when they expire. That's why I currently have them set to noindex.

    Can someone please shed some light on this?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I index the job postings, on my site, and have all expired listings(404s) redirected to my main job search page.
    I haven't had a problem yet for several years now.
     
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    As for the content, the first part is it must be unique: This means for example on any given webpage no more than 30% of the information on that page can be identical to another web page on the web. There will always be some level of overlay but 30% is a good number to stay below.
     
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    We have an job part on our site and it's being indexed. Just redirect 301 once it's deleted; Job posting gives you some quality backlinks from more general job boards & social medias.
     
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    thewelshman Newbie

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    Thanks for your reply.

    Because various companies are posting one generic job description across various websites, my site has mostly the same descriptions as others. I noticed seek & indeed have identical descriptions for the same jobs, and obviously this is not hurting their rankings.

    Do you think Google compensates for identical texts with certain niches? Or is having the same descriptions guaranteed to hurt my SEO?

    Thanks!