What is search engine evaluation?


Search evaluation is one of the most sought-after and legitimate ways to make money at home while surfing the web. 

Search evaluators, also referred to as search engine evaluators, web search evaluators, Internet analysts, Internet assessors or search quality raters provide educated feedback and critical insights for search engine companies like Google and Bing. 

The core of the job is to rate the relevance of search results and their feedback is used to test improvements on the search engine's algorithms. No specific technical background is required to do the job.

If you want to become a search engine evaluator, I recommend that you first enroll in our free introductory course and then read these tips for applicants.



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Which course to take and when


Our courses are useful only for those who are applying for the Search Engine Evaluator position, which is also known as Internet Analyst at Appen and Internet Assessor / Personalized Internet Analyst / Rater / Internet Safety Evaluator at Lionbridge.

Our courses are not useful for those who are applying for other positions like Social Media Evaluator, Ads Assessor, Map Quality Analist, Multimedia Judge, etc.

Once you hear back from the company you are applying at, they will send you these guidelines to study before taking an exam that is divided into three parts.

Part 1 is a multiple choice, "open-book" type of test based on the theoretical content of the guidelines. Parts 2 and 3 consist of tests that simulate a real task. In the second test (part 2), you will be requested to rate the quality of webpages, whereas in the third test (part 3), you will have to assign relevance ratings for search results. 

To prepare for part 2, you can enroll in the Quality Training course, which is composed of two training sets with 60 examples taken directly from the guidelines. 

To prepare for part 3, you can enroll in the Needs Met Training.

The SEA Model - Master Search Evaluation course is useful both for parts 2 and 3 of the exam.

If you are on a budget, a plausible preparation strategy would be to enroll in the SEA Model course only if and after you've failed your first attempt at the exam -- considering that many applicants who fail are given a second chance.

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The Search Evaluator Academy is an independent endeavor. We aim to provide relevant information and content for people who work – or are looking to work – on Google’s search quality rating project at Appen (formerly: Leapforce) and Lionbridge. We are not affiliated with any of these companies or their affiliates.

The application and qualification processes are conducted by the companies listed here. We are not responsible for hiring or managing evaluators. 

Although most of our students find these courses useful in their preparation for the qualification exams at Appen and Lionbridge, we cannot guarantee that you will pass the tests by taking our courses.

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