Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Search Engine Evaluation

Working as a search engine evaluator will give you the flexibility to schedule your own hours to fit your lifestyle and to work around your career and family demands. You are given complete freedom to choose when and how much you would like to work. Never again will you have to rearrange your personal activities to fit a rigid work schedule. For any given day, you are free to work more or less time. You are in control.

I will list the legit and most famous companies that provide online job opportunities for search engine evaluators. These companies work for search engine providers such as Google and Microsoft, so most of the work will be related to search results evaluation. Just to let you know that I’m not affiliated with any of these companies, I worked with some of them for a while. So this blog is informational and doesn’t promote any of these companies. But again I will assure you that these companies are legit and you will get paid for every minute you work for them. The pay in these companies is competitive, between $13 and $15.
LeapForce is an accredited business that work with leading companies from around the globe and hire independent contractors to conduct in depth internet-based research and provide information evaluation. Leapforce provide opportunities to evaluate and improve search engine results for some of the world's largest internet search engine companies. All Leapforce At Home independent agents enjoy competitive pay as independent contractors. And there are never any complicated payment schemes or calculations to deal with.
Equipment Requirements:
·High speed internet access (Cable Modem, DSL, etc.)
·A personal computer running Mozilla's free Firefox web browser, version 10.x or 11.x.
·Up to date anti-virus and anti-spyware software
Basic Skill Requirements:
·Excellent web research skills and analytical abilities
·Excellent comprehension and written communication skills
·Many Leapforce At Home independent agent assignments require fluency in a language other than English. For these assignments, independent agents will be required to pass a language assessment exam
·You are required to take and pass a two part qualification exam. The exam tests both your theoretical and practical comprehension of search engine evaluation. The qualification exam is somewhat difficult and will require your full attention to complete successfully.
Once you complete the online registration process and pass the online qualification exam, you will be ready to generate revenue.
Payment Method: Direct deposit for US contractors and check for other countries
Payment Frequency: Monthly
Open to Countries: United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, and Egypt.
Website: LeapForce


Lionbridge is the leading provider of translation, development and testing solutions that enable clients to create, release, manage and maintain their technology applications and Web content globally.
Lionbridge also provides specialized global crowdsourcing solutions for clients with international search engines and online marketing initiatives. To deliver these solutions, Lionbridge identifies, recruits, and administers custom professional communities in over 100 local markets. Lionbridge combine their global community of qualified freelancers with full program management, quality assurance and analytics to ensure their clients’ search results and online marketing programs are consistent with customer expectations in international markets.
The Job
As an Internet Assessor your ultimate goal will be to contribute towards making internet search more exciting, relevant and interesting for all end users in your country. You will play a part in improving the quality of one of the largest search engines in the world.
The internet has now become the powerhouse of all information, everything you need to find or explore can be found on the internet, yet how can we be sure this information is entirely up to date or relevant? This is where you can contribute. We are looking for creative thinkers who enjoy browsing the internet and would like to express their opinion on the quality and content of what is currently out there on the web. You will be provided with guidelines and scoring criteria on how best to evaluate an internet search result.
You will have the flexibility and freedom to work from your own home, working your own hours, depending on availability of tasks (10-20 hours per week). Payment will be based on completion of the agreed upon tasks or engagements within the specified time period.
Interested candidates must first successfully complete an exam before being accepted into the Rating Program. The exam consists of two sections: Section 1 - an "open book" type exam with 32 multiple choice questions and Section 2 consists of 144 practical questions. More detailed information will be provided in the study material.
The skill set for this job is not high-tech, candidates need to be familiar with browsing the internet, be able to read and write fluent English, and have high-speed access to internet. Specifically:
  • Fluency in written and verbal English
  • Preferred level of education/certification - Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent)
  • Access to and use of a broadband internet connection and associated computer and software to perform the work, all provided at your own expense
  • Experience in use of web browsers to navigate and interact with a variety of content
  • Time Management Skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • For cultural and historical awareness purposes you must be resident in the country for the last 5 consecutive years
Payment Method: Direct deposit and check
Payment Frequency: Monthly
Open to Countries: Too many countries to be listed.
Website: LionBridge

Appen Butler

Appen Butler

Appen Butler Hill is a linguistics services technology company that is focused on helping clients reach new international markets by leveraging their expertise in over 50 languages and dialects. Appen Butler’s client is one of the world's top internet search engine companies and is currently seeking internet-savvy freelance Web Search Evaluators.
The Job
Web Search Evaluators will review and evaluate internet search results based on specific search terms and provide a rating depending on the relevance of the search result to the search term. The evaluation work is done using an online automated tool.
For most projects, you will be allowed the flexibility to choose the hours you wish to work each day, however you must work 20-22 hours per week, 4 hours per day Monday to Friday (no weekend work at this time). The freelance work is expected to extend through August 17th, 2012, possibly beyond.
  •   Personal PC that runs Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system and anti-virus software. Windows XP and Apple platforms, including virtual environments are not acceptable.
  •   Minimum screen resolution capabilities of 1280 X 768; desired resolution is 1280 X 1024
  •   A high-speed internet connection
  •  Ability to problem-solve technical/software issues independently
  • Detail-oriented and organized with strong time management skills and the ability to manage a 20-22 hours per week self- directed work schedule
  •   Native English speaker, living in the US
  •   Familiar with current cultural, political, business and media affairs in the US
  •    Extensive familiarity with a wide variety of online news sources published in the US
  •    Avid internet enthusiast with excellent web research and analytical capabilities
  •   1-2 years professional work experience
Payment Method: Direct deposit and check
Payment Frequency: Monthly
Open to Countries: United States.
Website: Appen Butler