Google for Jobs, which was unveiled at the I/O this year, is now open for all developers and site owners.
The new company-wide initiative now available on Google Search, focuses on helping both job seekers and employers through collaboration with job matching industry. Just enter a queriy with intent like [head of catering jobs in nyc] or [entry level jobs in DC], will show a job listings preview, google said. The listed job when expanded, displays comprehensive details about the listing.
That's not all, for some jobs, Google will also show from trusted sites additional details like reviews, ratings of the employer, alongside job description, as well as commute time from home to the job.
Those interested, can get their job listings free on Google with following the two easy steps: First mark up job listings with Job Posting structured data, Next, submit a sitemap, or an RSS or Atom feed with a <lastmod> date for each listing.
However, for more than 100,000 job postings, or over 10k changes per day, you need to use High Change Rate feature.
Furthermore, job listings published on sites like LinkedIn, Monster, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor, and Facebook, are eligible as well to appear in Google's job search.
Benefits of job content for both employers or site owners include:
- Prominent place in Search results: your postings are eligible to be displayed in the in the new job search feature on Google, featuring your logo, reviews, ratings, and job details.
- More, motivated applicants: job seekers can filter by various criteria like location or job title, meaning you're more likely to get applicants who are looking exactly for that job.
- Increased chances of discovery and conversion: job seekers will have a new avenue to interact with your postings and click through to your site.
Google says, they will also add job listings filters in the Search Analytics report in Search Console, so that you can tack clicks and impressions of your listing in the coming weeks.
For more guidance, check out this guide on how Google ranking works for enriched search and practices for improving your presence, and also check out these suite of tools:
- Validate markup with Structured Data Testing Tool
- Preview listing in the Structured Data Testing Tool
- Keep track of sitemap status in Search Console
- See aggregate stats and markup error examples in Search Console
Watch this video for additional details on how the feature works:
In other search releated uupdate, Google has pushed an upgrad to Gboard for Android, improving typing quality with machine intelligence, and also brings in new ways to get creative and cut down text time.
First up, you can now draw emoji directly onto the screen with a tap to emoji handwriting icon in the emoji search box.??
And, secondly, phrase suggestions predict your type next, for example, when you type "looking forward," suggestions like "to seeing" or "to it" are poped up as you type.
Keyboard search will now offer multiple results making it easier to search and share in any app, and clicking on a card, will take you to Maps, or you can call a business, or watch a YouTube video— just press the G or arrow->magnifying glass in the suggestion strip to start searching.
Finally, Gboard now supports more than 200 language varieties.
Finally, using now the Search and Maps, globally through the Google app for Android and iOS and on the mobile web, you can search for Tour de France or a similar query, and Google will show you detailed information about the race and athletes as well as latest news stories.
Turn on the bike layer by tapping the button above the compass icon and then tap the bike icon (on iOS) or open the main menu and then tap the bike icon (on Android). And, to get bike directions, just enter the destination, tap the bike icon on Maps, you will get the route suggestions which are based on the availability of dedicated bike trails in the area, and when possible those routes are prioritize as well.
Additionally, you can also map out own path, as the bike layer show color-coded routes according to their suitability for biking like:
- dark green indicates a dedicated bike-only or multi-use trail;
- lighter green indicates a dedicated bike lane along a road;
- and a dotted green line indicates roads that don't have bike lanes but tend to be more suitable for biking.