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Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Job search engine
Available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
Owner Recruit
Alexa rank
negative increase 177 (February 2015)[1]
Current status Active is an employment-related metasearch engine for job listings launched in November 2004.[2] As a single-topic search engine, it is also an example of vertical search. Indeed is currently available in over 50 countries and 28 languages. In 2010, Indeed surpassed to become the most visited job site in the United States.[3] is one of the most trafficated employment websites in the United States as ranked by Alexa (see the Alexa ranking in the infobox to the right, as compared to other employment websites). In October 2010, slipped past to become the largest job site in the United States.[4][5] A provider of rankings of the amount of unique viewers per month—comScore Inc—in January 2013, ranks first.[6] As of March 2014, Indeed reaches over 140 million unique visitors every month.[7]

The site aggregates job listings from thousands of websites, including job boards, staffing firms, associations, and company career pages. In 2011, Indeed began allowing job seekers to apply directly to jobs on Indeed's site[8] and offering resume posting and storage.[9] Indeed is based in Austin, Texas.


Indeed was co-founded by Paul Forster and Rony Kahan.[10]

In 2005, Indeed launched their beta version of what they refer to as "pay-per-click job advertising network".[11] In addition to searching job postings, it also allows the occurrence of words therein to be plotted over time, ostensibly as an indicator of trends in the job markets.

On October 1st, 2012, Indeed became an independent operating unit of Recruit Co. Ltd. [12]


Services include job search, job trends, resume upload, storage and search,[9] industry trends, salary search, job competition index, and website forums.

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  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "About". Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  3. ^ Schonfeld, Erick (2010-10-17). "Indeed Slips Past Monster, Now Largest Job Site By Unique Visitors". TechCrunch. AOL Tech. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Indeed Slips Past Monster, Now Largest Job Site By Unique Visitors". Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Indeed Takes Top Job Search Spot From Monster". Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  6. ^ "comScore Media Metrix Ranks Top 50 U.S. Web Properties" (pdf). second page: January 2013. 
  7. ^ (2014-03-27). "How 140 Million Unique Visitors Use Indeed to Find Jobs". Indeed. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  8. ^ "New Feature: Indeed Apply". Resfly Blog. Resfly. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Zappe, John (2011-09-14). "Indeed Makes it Official and Launches Resume Search". ERE Media. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Founders". Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  11. ^ Baker, Loren (2006-05-16). " Launches Job Search PPC Advertising Network". Search Engine Journal. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  12. ^ "Indeed Announces Acquisition by Recruit Co. Ltd". Retrieved 2012-10-01. 

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