Top 4 Companies That Hires Search Engine Evaluators

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Search Engine Evaluator jobs are one of the most sought-after remote jobs. The reason is search engine evaluator jobs are very stable compared to freelancing gigs, where you need to find clients consistently.

Also, it is a flexible job and unlike other full-time remote jobs such as QA or Customer Support, you are in full control of managing your work schedule.

Contrary to most available remote jobs, applying for a search engine evaluator job requires no prior work experience.

Hence, it is a perfect remote job for college students, stay-at-home moms, retired persons, or even someone working full-time wanting to supplement his income.

I’ve been working as a Search Engine Evaluator since October 2018. I was working full-time too back then but within a few months, I quit my full-time job and went full remote.

So if you have any doubt over this job being another internet scam, fear not. As long as you maintain the required quality of work, it is just like another stable private company job.

That too without a boss looking over your shoulder!

Earlier, there used to be around 6-7 companies that listed search engine evaluator jobs. However, ZeroChaos company stopped hiring and Appen acquired Leapforce in late 2017.

So in 2021, only 4 companies are hiring search engine evaluators:

  • Appen Connect ( Hires Worldwide )
  • Lionbridge ( Hires Worldwide )
  • Teemwork.ai ( Hires Worldwide )
  • Raterlabs ( Hires in the USA )

Let’s check out these companies in depth.

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1. Appen Connect

Appen Connect, formerly known as Leapforce hires for different projects mainly:

  • Search Engine Evaluation/Internet Analyst
  • Social Media Evaluation
  • Translation
  • Projects from Microsoft
  • Surveys
  • E-commerce testing
  • Transcription/Translation

Out of these various projects listed, the project that you should aim for is Search Engine Evaluation Project as it is a long-term project.

As long as you maintain the required quality, your contract will keep on getting renewed and you can keep on working for many years.

You can work up to a maximum of 35 hrs per week. You can also work on more than one project simultaneously.

Appen Connect Hourly Rate:

Appen Connect pays more than the minimum wage. The hourly rate is different for different regions. To give you an idea, here is an hourly rate breakdown for you:

  • USA:  $13.5/hr
  • UK:   $14/hr
  • Asian Countries: $7/hr
  • India: $3-3.5/hr

Some projects pay as high as $24/hr but for those projects, you need to have a college or equivalent degree in the subjects mentioned in those projects.

Appen Connect Payment Method:

Their preferred method of payment is Payoneer. They pay us within the NET 15 days term.

That means we get paid by the 15th of next month, for the work that we do for the current month. Most of the time, we get paid by the 13th.

Simply put, you will receive the payment for January by the 15th of February.

I’ve been using Payoneer for a long time and I can verify that not only Payoneer is fast and reliable, they also have a very responsive customer support team.

I’ve never faced any problems during transactions while using Payoneer. Also, their transaction rates are low as compared to Paypal.

So before signing up to work for Appen Connect, you need to create an account with Payoneer.

If you signup for Payoneer and create an account now, you will also receive a $25* bonus as soon as you are paid $1000 to your Payoneer account.

Click here to create an account with Payoneer.

Appen Sign-Up Bonus:

For new sign-ups, Appen Connect gives you an extra $250 bonus.

You’re eligible for this bonus if you

  • Qualify and get selected for the SEARCH ENGINE EVALUATOR job.
  • Work for a minimum of 20 hours in your first two weeks which will get you $100
  • Work another 20 hours in the next two weeks which will bring you another $150

How To Sign-Up for Appen Connect:

Click here or the image below to go to their sign-up page.

You should see a page like this:

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Appen Sign Up Page

On the next page, you need to select your primary language and dialect. You can also add additional languages.

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Select Language

If you are interested in applying for translation projects in the future, make sure to check the box before moving to the next page.

On the next page, you just need to provide your basic details and upload your CV/Resume and click on the ‘Submit Application’ button. That’s it!

You should hear back from them regarding your application within a few weeks.

Appen Connect Qualification Process:

The qualification exam depends on the type of project that you’ve applied for.

For search engine evaluator job, the qualification test consists of three parts:

  • Theoretical Part (Asked directly from the study materials provided)
  • Practical I (Has to be taken in desktop/laptop)
  • Practical II (Has to be taken in a desktop/laptop and a mobile device)

The exam study materials are provided and you’re given a timeframe of 7-10 days to clear those rounds.

Even though it is an open book exam, do not expect it to be easy. The passing percentage is above 87% and not everyone clears the exam on their first try.

2. LIONBRIDGE

Lionbridge is based in Ballina, Ireland, and has its corporate office in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. It employs independent contractors worldwide throughout the year.

They hire Search Engine Evaluators as Personalized Internet Assessor, Web Content Assessor, Internet Analyst, Raters. They also hire Social Media Evaluators as Social Media Assessors.

The job title is different but the nature of work is the same as that of Search Engine Evaluators.

LIONBRIDGE Hourly Rate:

Just like Appen Connect, Lionbridge’s rate of pay varies by project, locale, and admission date.

The hourly rate of Lionbridge is higher than that of Appen Connect. Their usual pay rate is $14-15 per hour for the US and UK regions.

For Asia and Africa, the pay rate is around $7-9 per hour.

In India, for Search Engine Evaluators working in the Hindi language, the pay scale is around $8-9.5 per hour.

LIONBRIDGE Payment Method:

Lionbridge pays via direct deposit to your bank account.

Once you get selected for the project, you’re required to enter your bank account number along with the SWIFT/IFSC code on their payment portal.

They pay us within the NET 45 days term.

That means we get paid by the 15th of the third month, for the work that we do for the current month. Most of the time, we get paid by the 12th.

Simply put, you will receive the payment for January by the 15th of March.

How To Sign-Up for LIONBRIDGE:

Click here to go to their sign-up page.

You should see a page like this:

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Lionbridge Sign Up Page

Next, select your country or nearest region by hovering over the yellow dots.

On the next page, you will see a list of available positions for your region like this:

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Lionbridge Jobs

Click on any role that you are interested in and read the job description and requirements fully.

To submit your application, there will be a link provided under the ‘What’s next?’ title. Click on that and you will be redirected to the application page.

Here, you need to fill up a detailed application form. You need to fill up details about your education, work experience, and other general details.

The application fill-up is a pretty straightforward process. You can complete the process within 7-10 mins and click on Submit on the last page.

That’s it. You’ll soon get a confirmation in your email regarding application submission.

If you get selected, within a few weeks you’ll get an email from them to appear for their search engine evaluation exam.

LIONBRIDGE Qualification Process:

The qualification exam for the search engine evaluator position for Lionbridge is the same as that of Appen Connect. It is because they have the same client, namely Google.

Since their client is the same, one cannot work for both Appen and Lionbridge at the same time.

3. Teemwork.ai

Teemwork.ai is the re-branded crowdsourcing platform of iSoftstone. They hire worldwide for various positions such as:

  • Search Engine Evaluator
  • Online Ad Evaluator
  • Transcriber
  • Speech data collector

However, this organization does not hire throughout the year. Mostly they hire around 2-3 times a year for a specific country.

So if you don’t find your country on their job list, don’t worry. Keep checking their website once or twice every week.

Teemwork.ai Hourly Rate:

The hourly rate for the Search Engine Evaluator position is approximately $13-14 per hour for the US and UK regions.

For Asia and Africa, the pay rate is around $5-6.5 per hour.

Teemwork.ai Payment Method:

They pay via Payoneer. Make sure you have an account with Payoneer before you start the application process.

Click here to create an account with Payoneer.

If Payoneer is unavailable in your region, you will receive your payment in your Paypal account.

Like Lionbridge, Teemwork.ai pays within the NET 45 days term.

How To Sign-Up for Teemwok.ai:

Click here to go to their sign-up page.

You should see a page like this:

search engine evaluator jobs teamwork

Search for your country and see the available positions. Just remember that the Online Web Evaluator, Online Search Evaluator, Search Engine Evaluator all mean the same thing.

Once you select a position, read the job role and click on the ‘Apply’ position at the bottom of the page.

As these are entry-level remote jobs, so don’t worry if you don’t have any prior work experience. Teemwork.ai doesn’t ask for your work experience.

The application fill-up process is very simple and self-explanatory. One thing you will require is a Microsoft account. This is because Microsoft is their main client.

Also, in order to appear for their tests, you need to sign in via your Microsoft account email address. You can either create an account during the application process or just use the one that you have already.

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Prod UHRS Web Portal

At the last step, they will ask you to link your Payoneer account for billing purposes. Just login to your Payoneer account in that step and you’re good to go.

Click here to create an account with Payoneer.

Teemwork.ai Qualification Process:

If you are selected, then you will receive a confirmation mail from your project manager.

In the mail, you’ll receive NDA documents that you need to e-sign and submit.

After that, you’ll receive the exam portal link for the training and guidelines. You’ll require your Microsoft account email id in order to log in as shown in the above picture.

Go through the qualification guidelines properly and practice the training modules. After that, appear for the final test.

Usually, you’re given two attempts. The passing percentage is 85-87%. The exam is not easy so make sure you prepare well.

4. Raterlabs

Raterlabs was a sister company of Leapforce, which was created specifically to hire in the US region.

With the acquisition of Leapforce, Appen has also acquired Raterlabs as well.

Even though, Raterlabs still function as a separate entity, the website of the Raterlabs and Appen Connect, looks almost the same.

Raterlab Hourly Rate:

Their hourly rate ranges from $11 – $13 depending on which state of the USA you are located in.

Raterlabs Payment Method:

Their preferred method of payment is also Payoneer. They pay within the NET 15 days term.

How To Sign-Up for Raterlabs:

The sign-up process for Raterlabs is similar to that of Appen Connect.

You can sign up with Raterlabs by clicking here.

Raterlabs Qualification Process:

The qualification exam depends on the type of project that you’ve applied for.

For search engine evaluator job, the qualification test consists of three parts:

  • Theoretical Part (Asked directly from the study materials provided)
  • Practical I (Has to be taken in desktop/laptop)
  • Practical II (Has to be taken in a desktop/laptop and a mobile device)

The exam study materials are provided before the exam and you’re given a timeframe of 7-10 days to clear those rounds.

The passing percentage is around 85-87%.

Search Engine Evaluator Jobs FAQs

What do Search Engine Evaluators do?

A search engine evaluator evaluates web pages and websites and judges their quality. The main work of a search engine evaluator is to rate the relevance and helpfulness of a result to a query issued by a user.

How long does it take to hear back from the companies after applying?

From a few days to within a month. In some rare cases, it takes up to 3-4 months. If they don’t get back to you within 6 months, you may re-apply again.

Who are the main clients of these companies?

Google and Microsoft. As a search engine evaluator, you work indirectly for Google or Bing and make their search engine better.

How to write a CV or resume for search engine evaluator position?

Now there is no hard and fast rule for this but here is my personal take on this:

  • Try to go for a single-page CV.
  • No need to write a cover letter.
  • No need to attach your photo.
  • Make sure that you don’t leave any gap years in your academic and professional details.

How to pass the search engine evaluator job qualification test?

Before appearing for the test, you will get a 164 page General Guidelines to study.

As soon as you get it, read it thoroughly. You will need at least 15-17 hours to cover all of the concepts and to go through all the examples.

Personally, I read the guidelines for two days and appeared for the first theoretical test on the 3rd day.

I used the 4th day to appear for the second exam and the 5th and 6th day to appear for the last round.

The last round is the most difficult of the three and requires you to use your PC/laptop and your smartphone simultaneously.

Is This a Good Remote Job?

I really enjoy it. The schedule is pretty flexible. It’s non-phone work. The pay is also decent.

You also don’t need any special equipment or prior work experience. You just require a PC or a Mac and high-speed internet. There are even some projects that require just a smartphone.

What are some of the disadvantages of this role?

Sometimes, the work can be somewhat limited depending on the project. That means your hours may be limited.

There’s also a good chance the project will eventually end and you may have a waiting period between projects.

Since this is a contract-based position, you’ll have a contract end date. If your work was up to company standards, your contract is extended automatically.

Can I work for both Appen and Lionbridge simultaneously?

These companies have a non-compete clause in their contract. That means you can’t work for more than one of these companies at a time.

At the time of applying, your IP address gets registered in their system along with other details. Also, these companies use similar rating tools and have the same clients.

So, they can easily find out if you are trying to pull a fast one. You might end up getting flagged and get barred from applying again.

Conclusion

I worked as a Search Engine Evaluator for more than 2 years. I believe this is the best work-at-home job for moms, students, introverts, and anyone who likes to work from home.

Also now I’ve in-depth knowledge of what SEO is and why certain pages rank higher in Google search while others don’t.

I hope this article clears some doubts about where to find search engine evaluator jobs.

Make sure you send a cover letter along with your resume when applying for remote jobs. Simply sending a CV and hoping to get a call back is really not a great way to show the company that you are interested in their job.

You can download the resume and cover letter templates that helped me get my first remote job by going HERE.

And never forget to use the free Chrome plugin, Grammarly, while writing your resumes, emails, and cover letters. This would highlight any silly grammatical mistakes and save you from possible embarrassment as a job seeker.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve applied for this role and how was your experience.

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