Managing Your Indeed Organic Feed in Fountain

All customers of Fountain will be automatically signed up for Fountain's Indeed Organic Feed which allows your Fountain job Openings to be visible when you are ready to make them live on Indeed's website. These settings are managed on the Sourcing screen in Fountain. 

What's Covered?

Introduction to Indeed Organic

Potential candidates look on Indeed's website to find jobs. Applicants can enter the type of job they’re looking for and where they’d like to work or tailor what jobs they see by searching for specific salary ranges, job types, experience levels, etc.

The search results they see are a combination of non-sponsored job listings (organic listings) and sponsored jobs. These search results are matched to the search terms entered and sorted by relevance and the date the job was posted. Organic listings are jobs aggregated by Indeed's search engine and posted for free by Fountain.

Differences Between Organic Listings and Sponsored Jobs Campaigns

Sponsored job campaigns are paid for by your company. These job campaigns are prioritized on the cost of the sponsorship and the relevance to the job seeker - and will almost always be ranked higher than organic campaigns. This is in contrast to organic jobs that fall further down the list as new organic job listings appear. To learn more about Sponsored Job Listings with Indeed review the Indeed Paid Campaigns via Fountain Help Center article.


Turning on the Indeed Organic Feed

Before you turn on the Indeed Organic Feed for your job Openings, it is important to review Indeed's Guidelines. Review our Indeed Guidelines Help Center article for more information. Review our Indeed Guidelines Help Center article for more information. 

When you are ready to turn on the organic feed, follow the steps below:

  1. Click More in the top toolbar of any Fountain page then click Sourcing in the dropdown.
  2. On the left side, click Indeed Feed Settings.
  3. To turn on the Indeed feed, click the Indeed Feed Enabled toggle to on. This will automatically turn the Indeed Apply Enabled toggle on as well. 
  4. To turn off Indeed Apply, click the Indeed Apply Enabled toggle to off. 


You cannot have Indeed Apply enabled if the Indeed Feed is not enabled. 

What is Indeed Apply?

Indeed Apply allows job seekers to apply for your jobs without ever leaving Indeed. When the candidate starts the application, Indeed will display the same basic screening questions that live on your application form and in stage 1, provided it is a Data Collection stage. The applicant's answers will then flow into Fountain's Applicant Profile. Once the first application questions are completed, the applicant will be placed in the first stage of the workflow (or the second stage if stage 1 is purely a Data Collection stage).

The recruiter will then move them forward and/or the applicant can engage with the SMS or email communication that is automatically sent after the applicant is created in Fountain.

If you are planning on using Indeed Apply, work with your Implementation Manager, CSM, or Fountain Support Team to ensure your workflow is set designed to support Indeed Apply and maximize its effectiveness.


Questions asked by Indeed do not have the same robust functionality as they do in Fountain. For example, Indeed can't reroute an applicant to a different Opening based on how they answer a specific question.


Indeed Apply Pros Indeed Apply Cons

Generally more applicant volume.

Can negatively impact conversion through the funnel.
Quicker apply process. Can lower the quality of applicants.
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