Job board SEO FAQ #2

JobMount team continues to answer frequently asked questions about job board SEO and job board software features. Send us your puzzling questions about job board and we will help you to find an answer.

Is there automatic Sitemap.xml?
Yes, JobMount job board software automatically creates sitemap file based on all static pages, jobs and landing pages. If sitemap is submitted earlier to search engines (i.e. via Google Webmaster Tools) it is also automatically updated and fetched.

You can also manually set up visibility and priority of static pages in sitemap.xml via JobMount admin panel.
More information about job board sitemap in JobMount support and google blog.

Does JobMount include Robots.txt editor?
Yes, you can edit your robots.txt file directly from the job board software admin panel. More info here.
Robots.txt file is used as instructions to web bots and spiders(if they have permission to access site pages or site directories) provided by website owners.

What should I do to improve job board page indexing?
Increased job pages indexing by Google and other search engines generates more organic traffic to your job board. Note, that it may take some time for search engines to crawl and cache job pages. Check out indexing instructions.

To check if your job board pages are indexed input into searchbox: site:https://YOUR_JOBBOARD_URL
JobMount SEO Dashboard provides indexing statistics.

SEO Indexing Statistics

To improve job board indexing follow next steps:

  1. Configure landing pages for categories, job titles, locations and their intersections. Links to jobs are available via optimized landing pages that are frequently revisited by Googlebot and other crawlers.
  2. Submit sitemap.xml file to Google Webmaster tools.
  3. Shorten revisit time for crawler by updating landing pages content frequently – post new jobs or upload them via job wrapping.

After your brand new job board launch, keep an eye on indexing and crawling stats to rectify possible errors in your SEO set up.

I have JavaScript navigation on my job board. Will Google crawl and index it?
Google will index and follow the links in Javascript navigation. In order to hide them: use redirect, block via robots.txt or use NoFollow.

This means that links from your job board search results and mobile menus will be indexed.

Does JobMount have job posting implementation?
Yes, our job board software includes job posting markup on default.

What is Open Graph Tag?  Is it implemented in JobMount software?
Open graph protocol is used by social networks to display shared content, i.e adding image, title and description.

JobMount automatically generates open graph meta data.

Open graph meta data

Can I use custom designed 404 or other Server Response Page?
Yes, you can replace standard server response page with custom one on request to JobMount team.

However, there are performance considerations for such page. New HTML page should be under 1024 bytes.

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