Indeed is arguably the world's most impressive job board. Over 250 million unique visitors visit Indeed every month to post and search for jobs. Indeed's focus is on the job seeker, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. In order to provide the best experience possible for job seekers they have established guidelines to protect the job seeker from spam, scams, fraud, confusion by blocking job postings that are generic, misleading, or missing job information.
- Follow the rules. Not adhering to these guidelines may impact job visibility on Indeed's site.
- Post real jobs. Indeed does not allow non-job postings. Only include paid, current jobs directly posted to your career page by authorized company representatives.
- Be accurate and detailed. Indeed does not allow jobs with deceptive, generic, misleading, or missing job information.
- Don't be a predator. Indeed values providing Job Seekers with job opportunities which are free from employee cost. Fees or required training coming at a cost to Job Seekers can be indicative of predatory employment practices.
- Post paying jobs. Jobs on Indeed should be paying jobs. Unpaid internships are not allowed unless they offer academic credit.
- Don't be vulgar. Indeed values providing users with high quality experiences on our site. Jobs, content, and messages that are offensive and expose job seekers or employers to content which is vulgar, illicit, etc. violate this guideline.
- Don't discriminate. Job seekers should not be excluded or dismissed from consideration based on characteristics that do not affect their job performance nor the success of the hiring party. Indeed will remove jobs that violate these standards.
Job Title and Description Best Practices
- Don't deceive. Indeed values jobs with titles and descriptions that are detailed, accurate, and well-formatted. Leave clickbait and extraneous job details out of titles.
- Be helpful. Job descriptions should primarily provide details about the role and should not focus on non-pertinent company information.
- Have a clear job title. Avoid vague job titles (e.g., "sales" or "technician"). Avoid using jargon or vague descriptors ("Rock Star") and special characters (%$#@!).
Types of Jobs that won't be posted
Examples of this jobs that should not be posted to Indeed include: training and education opportunities, franchising opportunities, multi-level marketing opportunities, job seeker employment solicitation, expired jobs, and jobs which do not represent a specific employer vacancy.
A few words from Indeed:
"Jobs that do not meet Indeed standards may be subject to review and require additional information from the hiring company. Listings that prove misleading, compromise the job seeker experience or those which we are not convinced represent a “real” job may be removed from search results altogether. Please note: Indeed may reject or remove any job and may disable any Company's account, for any or no reason. We cannot give every reason why a job or a company may be removed, and we always retain the right to remove any job, organic or sponsored, if we feel it is in our interest or our users’ interest."
For a more complete list of Indeed policies, please view Indeed's policy articles.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if a job I've posted isn't showing up on Indeed?
Indeed may reject or remove any job, or even block all jobs for a company. Please work with Indeed directly to understand why your job is not being published. Often the fix can be something easy to update on the job. If you already have a relationship with Indeed, contact your support representative. If you don't have a support rep, you can contact Indeed Customer Support here.
What is Indeed Apply?
Indeed Apply allows job seekers to apply to jobs using their Indeed Resume or by uploading a traditional resume file. Indeed Apply jobs are clearly labeled in Indeed’s search results to let job seekers identify the postings that have this easy application method. Think of it as free, built-in SEO that helps your jobs stand out on Indeed. To learn more about Indeed, visit https://www.indeed.com/hire.
How will this impact traffic to the career page on my company’s website?
It’s likely to decrease, since applicants that had previously found your job on Indeed and clicked through to your career site are now able to submit their resumes directly with Indeed Apply. Even though the clicks to your career page may go down, the overall number of applications you receive should go up. And because Indeed Apply is mobile-optimized, you could see up to 8x more applicants than employers who don’t accept mobile applications.
Do I need to do anything to make sure my jobs are shared?
Nope! Everything is already in place to sync your jobs to Indeed.
What kind of reporting data can I expect?
We track the source of applicants. However we are still working on our reporting tools. In the future you can expect to see for each candidate a view of which job site the candidate applied through, as well as high-level stats on which jobs sites are most effective at delivering candidates.
What should I do if I’m already posting directly with Indeed?
If you have an Indeed account you have been using to post jobs directly to Indeed, you can now remove those job postings.
How can I sponsor a job to get more applicants?
To sponsor a job, or to ask any other questions regarding visibility or job posting status, please visit https://www.indeed.com/hire/contact-us where you can contact Indeed’s client success team directly. If you are already working with an Indeed rep, you can contact your Indeed CS or Sales rep. (Ex. Why is my job not showing up? Why am I not receiving candidates for my jobs?)
How does Eddy submit my jobs?
Eddy creates a comprehensive XML job feed and submits that feed to Indeed on behalf of all its clients who have opted-in to the Indeed integration. Indeed refreshes their view of this feed 4 -6 times a day.
How do I opt OUT of Indeed?
The Indeed job board operates on an “all-or-nothing” basis. This means that in Eddy, you’ll have the option to publish all your public jobs (i.e. the jobs that appear on your career page) to Indeed, or have none of your public jobs publish to Indeed. This option is turned ON by default.
To opt-out of Indeed, navigate to Admin Settings, where you will find a Hiring Preferences tab. Clicking this tab will take you to a page where you’ll be able to opt-out of Indeed. Remember, by opting out of this integration, none of your jobs can be published to the Indeed job board. You can opt-in or opt-out whenever you’d like, and you can change this setting as often as you wish.
Can any job be published to Indeed?
In certain situations, Indeed will disallow a job to be published to its platform, even if your Indeed publishing setting is turned on. Jobs that are unpaid (either unpaid internships or unpaid volunteers) or internships that do not offer academic credit are ineligible for the Indeed job board. Eddy will not publish these types of jobs to Indeed on your behalf. Jobs older than 120 days are not published to Indeed.