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Each day this week we will take a look at a group of Internet sites using the new Google Trends for Websites. Up first is a comparison of three of the top job board aggregators: SimplyHired, Indeed and Jobster. Indeed is a NYC-based company, SimplyHired is based in Silicon Valley and Jobster is up there in Seattle.
From the chart below, we see the Indeed is running about 200,000 unique visitors a day, SimplyHired at around 50,000 per day and Jobster comes in last with 20,000 daily unique visitors. To be honest, I would have guessed that SimplyHired was larger than Indeed based on marketing. Indeed investor Fred Wilson noted that the traffic to Indeed is, "a monster". I am going to try to head out to their office in Connecticut next week for an interview.
Each of the companies basically operates under the same model. They aggregate job listings plus add their own listings and offer paid featured listings. In this current economic downturn with people losing their jobs left and right, these services are in a good place to benefit from the unfortunate circumstances.
If you notice a spike in traffic on SimplyHired last summer, it could be due to a pop-under campaign they ran during this time.