Indeed RSS Feeds Discontinued

Since this post was published, Indeed have reversed their decision

It has not been officially announced but Indeed have said “we no longer support RSS feeds on Indeed.” Some developers have found the their RSS feeds have stopped running in the last few days

Read more here on the Indeed Forum: Indeed RSS Feed Problem

Its a bit of a disappointment for many independent job sites as they do drive traffic to Indeed so the reasons are quite unclear.

There are currently 2 alternatives which I use:

  • Receive the RSS feeds from an alternative website such as CareerJet
  • Build your own RSS feed using FEED43

Careerjet is a job search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the internet easier for the user. It maps the huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from job boards, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites.

With Feed43, you can create feeds by defining rules to extract text snippets from web pages 1. Each time the feed is accessed, Feed43 will load the source page and use these rules to build its up-to-date representation in RSS format.

The repeatable pattern I use to extract the jobs into RSS is below, although it may need to change if indeed change their layout

[slh lang=”css”]

class=”jobtitle”>{*}
href=”{%}”{*}
“jobTitle”>{%}</a>{*}
“description”>{%}</span>

[/slh]

Since Indeed have decided to continue with the RSS feeds, a simple inclusion of parameters in the rss url will return data.

http://indeed.com/rss?q=Admin&l=Texas – Replace Texas and Admin with your own parameters

Some additional parameters that can be added:

&sort=date
&jt=fulltime
&jt=contract
&jt=parttime

 

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    • Bjorf
    • January 18, 2019
    Reply

    I don’t think the feed is working anymore, I receive strange results even using your example. Are you still able to get it to work? If you view source on a list page there is an RSS feed URL in the page, but it doesn’t seem to update in a feedreader other than the first time.

    • Reply

      Hi …since this article was written, Indeed have reinstated the RSS feeds
      eg http://indeed.com/rss?q=&l=Wexford&jt=temporary&sort=date

    • Reply

      Hi …since this article was written, Indeed have reinstated the RSS feeds
      eg http://indeed.com/rss?q=&l=Wexford&jt=temporary&sort=date

      But if you need to write the code for feed43 still..let me know

    • Al
    • January 29, 2018
    Reply

    I’m trying to use Feed43, but getting an error with the repeatable pattern listed on this article. Can you add a new, functioning pattern for Indeed?

    • Reply

      Hi I sent you an email. However if you are trying to create a feed from indeed they now provide the rss feed again.

      A simple inclusion of parameters in the rss url will return data.

      http://indeed.com/rss?q=Admin&l=Texas – Replace Texas and Admin with your own parameters

      Some additional parameters that can be added:

      &sort=date
      &jt=fulltime
      &jt=contract
      &jt=parttime

    • Brad
    • April 23, 2017
    Reply

    Thanks Neil, I was also “borrowing ” Indeed’s local jobs list for my classifieds site and using the feed with an autoposter in WordPress. As we all know Indeed is the last holdout of the job big boards to still use RSS, and I was scrambling for the last two weeks to come up with an alternative source of this desired data. I was very glad to see that indeed reacted positively to the howls of disdain on indeed’s user forum about their turning off of their RSS feeds. I have booked marked your page and find your means to “self brewing” RSS feeds quite interesting and I may put it to use soon. Myself, I’m a self taught website coder but, not as skilled as you in writing “scraping” code, even though I have been extensively customizing, coding and designing with WordPress for over 6 years. Thanks again.

    • Reply

      No Problem Brad… if you need a hand give me a shout. Neil