In October, Job search engine Indeed.com slipped past Monster.com to become the largest job site in the U.S. According to comScore, 12.3 million people visited Indeed in October, up 19.6 percent. Monster.com attracted 12.1 million people, and CareerBuilder.com came in third with 11.3 million job seekers. It is still pretty close, with Indeed just barely edging out Monster. But this could very well be a turning point for leadership of the online job search category.
(Note: These numbers are just for the respective main sites, and do not include each property’s larger networks. CareerBuilder and Monster are still larger by that measure, with 21.2 million and 14.7 million monthly uniques, respectively, compared to 12.5 million for Indeed.)
Indeed passed Monster in pageviews last year, and currently gets an estimated 334 million pageviews a month, compared to 311 million for CareerBuilder and 205 million for Monster. And since most of those pageviews are pure job search, Indeed boasts more job search pageviews (305 million) than the other two combined, plus HotJobs search pageviews (299 million total for all three). Monster bought HotJobs from Yahoo earlier this year. The number of visitors to HotJobs.com is down 67 percent from a year ago.
These other sites offer other features and content besides job search resumes builders, career advice, or other tools. But the growth of Indeed once again suggests the power of search can trump everything else.
Breaking into the job search market at its very beginning, Indeed now grows its job index by almost 1 million jobs per week. Searching major career websites such as Monster to blog job boards like TechCrunch’s, Indeed has managed to cover a significant amount of long tail jobs. Its index is mostly generated automatically by its search engine, however companies can request to have their jobs added to Indeed’s index manually. As manual input is generally...
Monster.com is a publicly traded (MWW) employment website that came about in 1999 as the result of a merger between Monster Board and the Online Career Center. The site has one of the largest employment related databases with over 70 million stored resumes and over 1 million job postings at any given time. Monster has a market capitalization of over $1.6 Billion as of June 2009. Monster’s closest competitors include CareerBuilder, Craigslist, and Yahoo’s HotJobs. 123
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 49 million resumes. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing resources for everything from employment branding and talent intelligence to recruitment support. More than 10,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as...