About 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.

To earn a $25 Reward from Payoneer, register via our referral link provided on this page.

Are you creative?

Sign Up atand 

Join the Creative Community

Introduction to search evaluation

Learn the basics and how to apply

Take Free Course

SEA Model

Become a search evaluation expert

Learn More


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.

These 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.

The qualification exam for these positions is based on Google's Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines and 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. Our courses are only useful for parts 2 and 3 of the exam, so I do not recommend that you buy any course before receiving confirmation that you passed part 1.

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

This site contains affiliate links to products and services we recommend. We may receive a commission for sign-ups or purchases made through these links.