Workable makes your jobs available to Indeed immediately upon being published. Indeed's team then conducts a short review to ensure that jobs meet their guidelines and ultimately determine what is eligible to be advertised on their site. Indeed reads our feed every 6 hours.
If your job is not published on Indeed after 24 hours first confirm that Indeed is available as a free job board for your job's location (if it's not, Indeed will not be visible under free job boards) and that the board is turned on.
Next, check the most common reasons for not being posted on Indeed:
- You do not comply with their standards
It is very important when you create your job post to follow the job board posting guidelines. You can also rely on premade templates for your job description and requirements and edit them as needed.
- Your company was determined to be a recruiting or staffing company in the US or Canada, which aren't eligible for free postings.
- You are already posting on Indeed directly
Due to Indeed's 'one-source' policy, they will not accept a job post from Workable if your company has previously posted on Indeed directly without using Workable. You need to contact their team and ask them to make Workable your primary posting source on their platform.
- Your job is missing a full location
Most of the free job boards, including Indeed, require a full location to publish your jobs.
- Your job is marked as fully remote
Fully remote positions are not always eligible for free visibility. If this is temporarily remote or you offer work-from-home flexibility, untick the fully remote box and include specific phrases in your job description pointing that.
How do I contact Indeed?
As they only help employers directly, if you have an Indeed account, the best way to contact Indeed would be via your dedicated representative. Alternatively, you can use their form here or log in to your Indeed account and click "Need Help?" at the top of the page. For visibility requests please provide this explanation to help them assist you promptly:
“I am a client of Workable, an Integrated ATS with Indeed, and my jobs are included in their comprehensive XML feed. I would like Workable to be my primary posting source. I need a CS rep to review my jobs to determine if they are suitable for organic visibility per Indeed’s Quality Standards.“