Google Launches Indexing API for Job Posting URLs


As per Search Engine Land Check out the new Google Indexing API. Will the uses for this API eventually be expanded or will it always be reserved for job search only?

Google has launched a new API aimed at making the Google job search features more real-time and up-to-date.

The new API named the Indexing API,

Can currently only be used to crawl job posting pages marked up with job posting structured data, Google said. But the non-job-specific nature of the API’s name invites speculation as to the company’s plans for its future. Google says it is releasing this specific API for job posting URLs because job listings come and go quickly, and it wants its job search database to reflect these changes as they happen. Google says the API allows “any site owner to directly notify Google when job posting pages are added or removed.” This results in a “fresh crawl, which can lead to higher quality user traffic and job applicant satisfaction,” Google added.

Google made this quick start guide for those developers and webmasters who want to give it a try.

I am curious to see if and when Google will release the Indexing API to be used more widely and not solely for job-posting URLs.

Last June Google launched a job search experience

Last June we launched a job search experience that has since connected tens of millions of job seekers around the world with relevant job opportunities from third-party providers across the web. Timely indexing of new job content is critical because many jobs are filled relatively quickly. Removal of expired postings is important because nothing’s worse than finding a great job only to discover it’s no longer accepting applications.

Today we’re releasing the Indexing API to address this problem.

This API allows any site owner to directly notify Google when job posting pages are added or removed. This allows Google to schedule job postings for a fresh crawl, which can lead to higher quality user traffic and job applicant satisfaction. Currently, the Indexing API can only be used for job posting pages that include job posting structured data. For websites with many short-lived pages like job postings, the Indexing API keeps job postings fresh in Search results because it allows updates to be pushed individually. This API can be integrated into your job posting flow, allowing high-quality job postings to be searchable quickly after publication. In addition, you can check the last time Google received each kind of notification for a given URL. Google Source

How it works

Now it’s very easy and simple to find job seekers by searching relevant jobs in Google.


Once you click on more jobs it will open a perfect job portal like a Google business listing and if you have already enabled your location it will get you the jobs near you options as well. It’s very easy and fully customize portal from Google which is the gift for job seekers. They can now select the job type like full time, permanent also industry type. One better search filter is, you can now search job as per the company wise. See below screenshot

The Jobseeker can select desired keywords which are suggesting by Google. There are several relevant keywords will be available for easy search. Standard categories like Title, location, date posted, type, company type and employer options are available so I think it would be enough for job search.

Benefits of using Google Job Portal

First of all, it’s easy and free of cost and linked with all major job portal website so here you can simply find the options and need to contact to relevant employers as well as consultancies. If you don’t find relevant job option as per your skills and relevant experiences you can create a job alert when you singing in by your Gmail account. Once you signup for alerts you will be getting relevant options daily wise once any new job gets listed.

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