Per Indeed Safety Review team:
At Indeed we do what’s best for job-seekers and aim to provide the best job-seeker experience. Our goal is to display unique, quality job postings that are as close to the original hiring source as possible. The Search Quality team is constantly evaluating organic listings to ensure that our quality guidelines are met.
Jobs received must undergo a review process in order to be included within our organic listings. Here are some of the general guidelines that our Search Quality team looks for when reviewing jobs to include in our organic listings:
• That the jobs are real jobs
Simply put, the job should be a job. We do not allow postings such as product/service advertisements, training courses, business opportunities, or especially fraudulent listings.
• Detailed job descriptions
Clear titles and detailed job descriptions result in higher conversion rates. Job descriptions should contain more than a couple of sentences and preferably include items such as a company overview, day-to-day responsibilities of the role, qualifications needed, etc.
• Unique, non-duplicate jobs
Duplicate listings, among multiple sources or within a single source, will not be approved for organic visibility. It’s confusing for job-seekers to see multiple versions of the same job from different sources. We do our best to filter out duplicate listings and highlight the single source that provides the best job seeker experience.
• Location specified
All jobs should contain both a city and state, and locations should not be included within job titles. If the job is posted outside of the United States, please include a specific location information.
• Non general-recruitment/location-blasted jobs
General recruitment jobs typically include some of the following characteristics: identical descriptions in multiple locations, mentions of hiring for multiple roles in one job posting, mentions of no experience necessary or flexible hours, and references self-employment and commission only salaries. These types of jobs are not suitable for organic visibility on Indeed.
• Reposting of jobs
The longer the job stays posted, the further it will fall in our organic search results. Reposting the job very frequently to have it placed higher in our search results is not accepted. If the jobs start to see a significant decrease in traffic we recommend sponsoring the job.
• Short/easy apply process
In general, the application process should be short and simple. Jobs should not require the job-seeker to pay any registration, application, training, or signing fees.
Listed below are also some additional guidelines for Staffing firms:
• All new [to us] staffing firms default to sponsored only visibility. Staffing firms have the ability to sponsor their jobs, which will appear in Indeed’s sponsored search results.
• Duplicate listings will not be approved for organic visibility. There are many instances in which staffing firms post on behalf of direct employers and these employers often are already posting their jobs directly on Indeed.
• Jobs posted by the direct employers take precedence over those posted by the staffing firm. If the employer would rather their jobs be displayed from the staffing firm, written confirmation from the direct employer is required to begin the review process. The core requirements will still need to be met.
• Staffing firms should brand jobs with their company name as opposed to that of the direct employer they are hiring on behalf of. Job-seekers should be aware that they’re applying to a job posted by a staffing firm rather than one posted by a direct employer. We encourage staffing firms to specify within the job description which company they are hiring for.
Indeed is committed to improving the quality of our search results and ensuring that we continue to be the world’s best job search engine.