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Recruit Buddy cuts waiting time for a mobile jobs site to one day

U.K.-based Recruit Buddy released a new Saas service called MobileRecruiting.io, which enables recruitment agency sites and employer career sites to become mobile-friendly overnight. Recent changes to Google’s search algorithm penalized websites not optimized for mobile technology in its search results, with a negative fall-out on web traffic. MobileRecruiting gives sites hit by the new...

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Auto Trader tweaks search filters

U.K. auto site Auto Trader has taken steps to make searching for the ideal auto easier. The latest Annual Buyer Behaviour Study (conducted by GFK) revealed that 48 percent of auto buyers are undecided about what make and model they want when setting out to make a purchase. The research indicated that more than 2.5 million buyers could benefit from online search pathways that make a search more...

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Au.to search engine beta goes public

Au.To just rolled out in public beta, as a vehicle-for-sale search engine that claims to exceed both Autotrader.com and Cars.com volume by at least 200,000 vehicles. There seem to be a number of auto sites and vendors involved in this one.  The very cool option to send  vehicle display page details to a mobile phone is an Autobytel tool, vehicle history reports are delivered by Carfax, and...

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Monster, Kalaydo partner with Kleinanzeige.focus

Earlier this week we reported (here) Kleinanzeige.focus.de, the classifieds search engine for Germany operated by news site Focus Online, was on a path of explosive growth. Feedback on our article now enables us to explain in more detail what has happened at the site since its launch about five months ago. According to a source, at launch the traffic goal for the site was two million Google...

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Merger of Local.ch and Search.ch approved

The Swiss web directory merger of Swisscom’s Local.ch and Tamedia’s Search.ch AG received the green light from the Swiss Competition Commission (WEKO). The merged entity will take Google on in Switzerland. In it’s media statement (here in German) WEKO explained, that though the merger “creates a dominant market position, it was approved, because it will not impede effective...

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Fatfish backs Seek challenger

Sydney and Singapore-based internet ventures firm, Fatfish Internet Group, has invested SD$40,000 (AUD$50,000) seed funding in online recruitment start up Nvoi, launched in November 2014 as a disruptor to market giant Seek.com. Fatfish is one of a number of investors contributing in a AUD$400,000 round of seed investment in Nvoi ahead of a planned public listing for the company this year. Nvoi is...

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