Veterans Job Board Comparison Test: Who is the Best?

Job Board Veterans Comparison Test

Job Boards for U.S. Veterans Get Net Evaluated

VeteransToday.com puts the Job Sites to the Test

As the veterans community increases from America’s prolonged conflicts around the world, so does its need to find jobs.  As a result, there has been a plethora of job boards launched to meet the new market demand.  Most of the job boards on the net, while noble, are not productive.  They are not actively marketed and designed poorly.  However, there are a handful of professional sites run by world class management that are producing results.  At VeteransToday.com, we wanted to check on these sites and rate them from a net perspective to see how they pan out using independent tests.

We rated the top 7 sites.   Before we present the results,  let’s define a few terms so that we’re all on the same page as we make our analyis and conclusions.  Ok, here we go!

LINK POPULARITY

Link popularity is a measure of the quantity and quality of other web sites that link to a specific site on the World Wide Web. It is an example of the move by search engines towards off-the-page-criteria to determine quality content. In theory, off-the-page-criteria adds the aspect of impartiality to search engine rankings.

Link popularity plays an important role in the visibility of a web site among the top of the search results. Indeed, some search engines require at least one or more links coming to a web site, otherwise they will drop it from their index.

Search engines such as Google use a special link analysis system to rank web pages. Citations from other WWW authors help to define a site’s reputation. The philosophy of link popularity is that important sites will attract many links. Content-poor sites will have difficulty attracting any links. Link popularity assumes that not all incoming links are equal, as an inbound link from a major directory carries more weight than an inbound link from an obscure personal home page. In other words, the quality of incoming links counts more than sheer numbers of them.

SEARCH ENGINE SATURATION

Search Engine Saturation simply refers to the number of pages a given search engine has in its index for your website domain. Not all search engines report this information but enough of them do to create some meaningful benchmarks for your search engine marketing campaigns. 

 
Job Board
Links
Pages Indexed
Total Score
1
HireVeterans.com
28271
91567
119838
2
RecruitMilitary.com
10639
51863
62502
3
DefenseTalent.com
525
49990
50515
4
Taonline.com
7280
26778
34058
5
VetJobs.com
11810
776
12586
6
MilitaryHire.com
1279
1094
2373
7
CivilianJobs.com
828
791
1619
 
* Tests taken using a 3rd party provider: SeoCentro.com  
 

PRICE COMPARISONS

 
 
Job Board
Price Per Post
Term
Avg. Monthly Price Per Post
1
HireVeterans.com
$ 99
12
$ 8
2
MilitaryHire.com
$ 15
1
$ 15
3
VetJobs.com
$ 195
2
$ 98
4
Taonline.com
$ 1250
12
$ 104
5
DefenseTalent.com
$ 400
3
$ 133
6
RecruitMilitary.com
$ 195
1
$ 195
7
CivilianJobs.com
N/A *
N/A *
N/A *
 
* Civilian Jobs only offers packages and does NOT sell posts by the job  
 
 
Job Board
Unlimited Job Postings
Unlimited Resume Search
Net Marketing
Annual Membership Fee
1
HireVeterans.com
YES
YES
YES
$ 708
2
CivilianJobs.com 
YES *
NO
NO
$ 2000
3
MilitaryHire.com
YES
YES
NO
$ 6000
4
VetJobs.com
YES
NO
NO
$ 8750
5
Taonline.com
YES
YES
NO
$ 9150
6
RecruitMilitary.com
NO
NO
NO
n/a
7
DefenseTalent.com
NO
NO
NO
n/a
 
* Civilian Jobs allows up to a Maximum of 200 job posts for their Membership Service
 
 
CONCLUSION
All the sites rated above are not created equal.  Some are price heavy and some are stronger in their net saturation justifying a stronger price point.  However, they all provide valued service.   In terms of Jobseekers, the success of the sites above is good news for all veterans because when Jobseekers post their resumes on these sites, it increases their exposure to help get them the job offers they seek.

In the end, it’s all about helping our veterans get great jobs and, for that, we applaud all the job sites and their strong managements. 

Good Job!

 



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