“How did you hear about this job?” Chances are, your organization asks this question of applicants already, and the answers may vary from “newspaper” to “internet” to “your website”. But how did the applicant actually get to your page to find the job? Even if you get a specific answer, it’s voluntary and may not be reliable data. Recognizing that the importance of this question is to evaluate which of the media resources are worth your money, JobElephant has developed Apptrkr, a proprietary solution to track the response rate of ANY recruitment ad to inform the most effective campaign strategy.

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Horton® Advertising Recommendation Engine

Data, Analytics, Machine Learning; whatever you call it JobElephant has been at the forefront of recruitment advertising since we began tracking all of our ads in 2005. We make recommendations on every campaign summary we send to our clients. The recommendations are based on advanced tracking technology and drilled down to a granular level factoring in ALL of the ad copy for every ad. The results are the top posting options in terms of lowest CPC (Cost Per Click) specific to your open position. What does this mean for you? Zero time researching job boards, saved money on ineffective media and less failed searches because you posted in the right places the first time. No other recruitment advertising agency in the higher education space has this technology.

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Clicks?… Views?

The reports show start date, publication/media source, job title, views and clicks.

A View is recorded each time a person (we filter out robots) loads the full job announcement and presumably reads the description.  This is done through a pixel tracking technique.  For more info:  Some older media don’t allow us to track views because they are not HTML compatible.

A Click is whenever a job seeker clicks on the hyperlink within the ad to apply for the position on your Applicant Tracking System (ATS).  Our URL is usually invisible to the public (hidden in the HTML) and happens immediately.  This is done through URL redirecting:

For a print journal, the is visible to the job seeker and when they enter the short URL into a browser it still takes them to your ATS to apply.  We can always track the number of clicks across any media.