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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