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Sixteen years ago, the very first post on the Indeed blog was published. It was a brief, 120-word message posted the week Indeed.com launched in 2004, and signed by Indeed’s co-founders, Paul Forster and Rony Kahan. The post began: “Welcome to Blog Indeed, a new blog from a new company called Indeed,” and went on to explain that “Blog Indeed will keep you up-to-date on Indeed.com and developments at our company.”
Fast forward to 2020: we’ve kept that promise, and then some. From highlighting Indeed milestones and announcements in its early days to now keeping you in the loop with employer-centric articles, studies, reports, product how-to’s and compelling thought leadership — the Indeed blog has been home to it all.
However, the time has come to begin a new adventure. Next week, the blog will move to a bigger and better destination: Lead with Indeed. Lead with Indeed will continue all the best traditions of the Indeed blog as a leading source of content for decision makers, recruiters and HR professionals in the business of hiring — but with the added bonus of exclusive videos, long-form content and other resources to help you do your job better.
But before we begin our next journey on Lead with Indeed, let’s take a moment to look back at some highlights from over the years.
Celebrating Indeed’s milestones
Since that first post, blog readers like you have been witness to our growth and evolution as a global company. In 2007, we announced the launch of indeed.co.uk; a mere two years later we had websites in 19 countries and 10 languages. Today, Indeed is available in more than 60 countries and 28 languages. And during that time we have established offices in many countries around the world. In 2012, we announced the opening of our EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland on the blog — and today we have a presence in cities ranging from Düsseldorf, to Hyderabad, to London, Paris, Sydney and Tokyo (among others!).
And we’ve marked many other important Indeed milestones since then. In February 2013, we proudly announced that 100 million unique visitors had used Indeed to find jobs in the previous month. Little did we know then that in 2020, more than 250 million unique visitors would be using Indeed every month! In January of this year, we reported that recruiting tech company Breezy HR had named Indeed the best source of hire, superior to even employee referral and company career sites — all of which reinforces our status as the #1 job site in the world.1
Some big names have also graced the pages of the Indeed blog. In 2019, we interviewed Susan Cain, author of The New York Times bestseller “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” and whose TED talk on the subject has been viewed tens of millions of times. We got tips from author and former VP of Design at Facebook, Julie Zhuo on how to be a great manager (she became one at just 25 years old). Kim Scott, author of the bestseller “Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity,” also shared with us how to use radical candor…