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Search Engine Evaluator Companies
Updated Jan 19th 2020
This post will give you an updated list of the search engine evaluator companies hiring today. And you will be able to trust this post because of the fact that I am an active search engine evaluator with Appen (formerly Leapforce), unlike other blog posts written by people who got no expertise or authority.
Here are the only 4 search engine evaluator companies hiring in 2020:
Some websites mentions 7 companies hiring search engine evaluators. They are wrong !
Search engine evaluator jobs are in the rage at the moment and rightfully so. This post seeks to list, discuss and analyse the search engine evaluator companies hiring at the moment.
I am an active search engine evaluator with Appen (formerly Leapforce) and hence I have the expertise and authority to discuss about it. I have been with them since June 2016, it’s been over 3 years now.
Frequently Asked Questions
Technically No. But provided you work in separate projects whose clients are different and these companies don’t find out, you can work for both companies at the same time. I personally don’t recommend it though.
Yes, as long as you maintain the minimum required quality scores and meet the hourly commitments, you can work for multiple projects in Appen.
Search Engine Evluators don’t have a fixed salaries. They are paid per hour and their hourly varies from country to country. It also depends on the company they work for. Read this for more info.
If you want to learn the basics of search engine evaluator job, you can check out my free course HERE
Below is the list and complete overview of the only 4 companies that hires Search Engine Evaluators also known as web search evaluators.
1) Appen Connect/ Leapforce
Appen is a publicly traded Australian company based in Chatswood, Australia.
The parent company Appen acquired Leapforce in late 2017 and we got an email about the acquisition from the CEO of Leapforce, Darren Jackson.
Leapforce continued as Leapforce until early 2019. It is rebranded as Appen Connect now.
The good thing about it is that they have brought in a lot of work from Appen and moved it to Leapforce. They have also moved their agents from Appen to Leapforce.
So, the present Appen Connect, formerly Leapforce hires for projects such as –
- Search Engine Evaluation/Internet Analyst
- Social Media Evaluation
- Projects from Microsoft
- E-commerce testing
Of all the projects, the only project that you wanna be on is Search Engine Evaluation Project as it is a long term project and you can work for as many years as you want as long as you maintain requisite quality.
Appen Search Engine Evaluator Salary/Hourly pay
They pay more than the minimum wage. They definitely pay more than Mcdonalds. Here is the hourly rate breakdown for you –
US & Americas – $13.5
UK & some Europeans – $14/hr
Asians – $7
Indians – $3.
Some projects pays as high as $21/hr
Appen Payment method
Leapforce used to pay us via western union before. But after rebranding it to Appen, they changed the payment method.
Their preferred method of payment is Payoneer now.
I personally like Payoneer as they are superfast, has an okay transaction charges and an okay currency exchange rates.
They pay us within NET 15 days term. Meaning, we get paid by the 15th of next month, for the work that we do this month. Most of the time, we get paid by 12th.
Where to sign up for Appen
You can sign up right below with your active gmail –
If you sign up NOW (i.e. after April 2019), you are eligible for an extra $250 bonus.
The bonus will be paid if –
- You are selected for the SEARCH ENGINE EVALUATOR job
- You work for a minimum of 20 hours in your first two weeks, you get $100.
- Another 20 hours in the next 2 weeks will bring you another $150
This is how Appen Sign up page will look like –
In the next page, you will need to select your primary language, dialect and in the page after that, you will fill in all your details and also upload your CV.
Depending on the type of project, there will be different types of qualification process.
For search engine evaluator job, the qualification test consists of three parts –
- Theoretical Part
- Practical I ( Has to be taken in desktop/laptop/chromebook
- Practical II (Has to be taken in a desktop/laptop/chromebook and a mobile device
- In order to go to the next part, one needs to pass the preceding exam. And exams are tough, not everyone gets through it. Here is an in-depth guide on Leapforce exam –
Thoughts – I have been working with Appen (formerly Leapforce) since June, 2016 and my experience with them so far, has been splendid. Their support is great, response time is low. We feel as if we are valued there. There has been no problems when it comes to payment and invoicing, which is fantastic.
The only downside being that, they have reduced the payment for new evaluators. We are still paid the same rate though.
The upside being that they have brought in more projects.
Note – Appen Connect don’t hire search engine evaluator from America. For that the former company Leapforce, created a new sister company called Raterlabs.
More on that later on. Read on.
Check out Appen HERE
This is another well-known company that specializes in providing translation and localization services. They also hire Search Engine Evaluators and Social Media Evaluators but they call them by different names.
They call Search Engine Evaluators as Web Content Assessor, Personalized Internet Assessor, Internet Analyst, Raters and they called Social Media Evaluator as Social Media Assessor. The terminology of course doesn’t matter. The work is the same in each company that would be discussed here.
Lionbridge is based in Ballina, Ireland and has corporate office in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. It employs independent contractors all the year round.At the time of this writing, there were job opportunities for USA, France, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan.
You may want to check out the latest job postings here –
This is how the Lionbridge sign up page should look like. Select the continent your country is in, then scroll down to select your country and the jobs available.
Lionbridge Pay Rate
Lionbridge pays around $13 – $14 per hour.
For Asians and Africans, the pay rate is of course less. A friend of mine (Indian) works in Lionbridge and he is paid $6.81/hr for English language rating.
And I came to know from trusted sources that for Hindi language rating, they pay almost $8/hr.
Lionbridge Payment method
They pay through direct deposit for their American contractors but I don’t know how they pay to Asians or Europeans. But one shouldn’t really worry about payment when one is working for reputed companies like Lionbridge or Leapforce. Because they will always pay you on time, no matter what. For Indians, they pay through Direct Deposit unlike Leapforce who pays through Payoneer.
The qualification exam for the same projects for Lionbridge and Leapforce is same. It is because they have the same client, namely Google.
Read this in-depth guide on search engine evaluation exam HERE
Important Side Note
Since their client is the same, one cannot work for both Appen and Lionbridge at the same time.
Lionbridge is a legit company and is as well-known as Leapforce. The only problem with them as that they don’t respond as quick as Leapforce when it comes to queries from potential applicants. And they don’t hire as much as Leapforce does. But they are not as strict as Leapforce when it comes to quality checks. Also their hour ( for Indians) is limited to 20 hours per week, they do get bonus hours sometimes though.
This is a Fortune 100 company with over 18,000 in-house employees and it specializes in various fields of operations such as data analytics, mobility, digital experience, financial services and banking, QA & testing, crowd-sourching, etc.
It’s headquartered in China and its address and other details are –
International Software Plaza Bdg. Zhongguancun Software Park
No. 8 West Dongbeiwang Road. Beijing, 100193 China.
It’s North American address is as follows –
5808 Lake Washington Blvd NE
#400,Kirkland, WA 98033, USA
Phone – +1 425-216-6300
It has two official websites.
It’s North American website is – http://isoftstoneinc.com
And the global website is – https://issworld.isoftstone.com
At the the time of this writing, iSoftstone was hiring worldwide for various positions such as –
- Online Ad Evaluator
- Conversational speech
- Search Engine Evaluator and so on
This is how the application page should look like should you go there –
Look for your country and the positions available.
Here is the link to their job application web-page –
Update – 19th Jan – They have re-branded their crowdsourcing platform to TEEMWORK.AI
So don’t be confuse when you see TEEMWORK.AI instead of iSoftstone in their home page.
The hourly rate for Search Evaluator position is approximately $14/hr for Americans and Europeans.
The rate is of course lower for Asians and Africans.
I worked on a couple of projects with them and was paid through PayPal. The payment method may differ for different locations around the world.
For the same position as above, the qualification process would be the same.
However, if the search engine evaluation project mentioned in their job posting is from Microsoft, the qualification test would be different.
Normally, the client for most search engine evaluation jobs available out there is GOOGLE.
However, since Microsoft also has the search engine, namely Microsoft Bing, they also do hire search engine evaluators.
iSoftstone’s client most likely is Microsoft. It could well be Google as well. I am not 100% sure about it.
Raterlabs was a sister company of Leapforce, created specially to hire Americans as part-time employees.
With the acquisition of Leapforce, Appen has also acquired Raterlabs.
But Raterlabs still functions as a separate entity, hence its logo and urls haven’t been changed unlike that for the old Leapforce site.
If you just have a casual glance, you would see that the website of the current Appen Connect (former Leapforce) and Raterlabs, looks almost the same.
Here is how Raterlabs looks like –
Raterlabs Hourly Rate
Their hourly rate ranges from $11 – $13 depending on which state of USA you are located.
They pay via Payoneer and direct deposit. You can create a Payoneer account here and get $25* bonus, if you do’t have a Payoneer account yet.
The bonus will be paid once you are paid $1000 to your Payoneer account.
Hours per week
Since you are hired as a part-time employees, you are required to give a minimum of 15 hours/week and a maximum of 26 hours/week.
And please note that, only Americans can work here.
Since this position is for search engine evaluator job, the qualification process is the same three step process –
- Theoretical Part
- Practical I
- Practical II
You can read this for more on search engine evaluator exam –
I have worked with Appen (which was separate then), iSoftstone and Leapforce for various projects. Currently, I’m an active Search Engine Evaluator (I also worked as social media evaluator before) with Leapforce, now known as Appen.
So I am more than qualified to give you the right recommendation.
I would recommend you to sign up for all the companies, and go with the one that gives the fastest response.
As of June 2019, Appen has a lot of projects and is offering $250 bonus, on top of the normal pay, if you just complete 40 hours with them in the first month.
This bonus has been going on since April 2019, and if you sign up now ( i.e. after April 2019), you are eligible for this bonus.
Please note that the bonus amount is for search engine evaluator position only, and not for other positions.
For a complete guide on search engine evaluator position aka web search evaluator position, please check this GUIDE HERE.
If you want a comparison between Appen, Lionbridge and raterlabs, read this –
So that is a complete overview of all the 4 companies that hires search engine evaluators aka web search evaluators to indirectly work for Google or Microsoft and better the internet.
Go ahead, pick the one that would suit you and go work as a search engine evaluator and make up to $2007 ($4000 aprox) per month like me.