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Search Engine Evaluator Companies
Lookin to work as a search engine evaluator? Then you are at the right place.
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 2021:
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 analyze 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 it. I have been with them since June 2016, it’s been over 4+ years now.
Frequently Asked Questions
Technically No. But provided you work on 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 on multiple projects in Appen.
Search Engine Evaluators don’t have a fixed salary. 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 a search engine evaluator job, you can check out my free course HERE
Below are the list and complete overview of the only 4 companies that hire 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 the 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 okay transaction charges, and okay currency exchange rates.
They pay us within the 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 the 12th.
So before signing up to work for Appen, create an account with Payoneer HERE and get a $25* bonus as soon as you are paid $1000 to your Payoneer account.
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 –
On the next page, you will need to select your primary language, dialect and on 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 the qualification process.
For a 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 them. Here is an in-depth guide on the 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 have been no problems when it comes to payment and invoicing, which is fantastic.
The only downside is 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 doesn’t hire a 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 a corporate office in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. It employs independent contractors all year-round. At the time of this writing, there were job opportunities for the USA, France, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Japan.
You may want to check out the latest job postings here –
Lionbridge Job Opportunities
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 which pays through Payoneer.
Lionbridge Qualification Exam
The qualification exam for the same projects for Lionbridge and Leapforce is the 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 is that they don’t respond as quickly 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-sourcing, 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 –
iSoftstone Job Application
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 the 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 a search engine, namely Microsoft Bing, they also hire search engine evaluators.
iSoftstone’s client is Microsoft.
Raterlabs was a sister company of Leapforce, created especially 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 the USA you are located in.
They pay via Payoneer and direct deposit. You can create a Payoneer account here and get a $25* bonus if you don’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 employee, 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), SoftStone, 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 Jan 2020, Appen is hiring for multiple projects.
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.
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I was working for Lionbridge for a few months as a search engine evaluator. And recently they “released me from service”. Can I reapply again to them in the future? I’ve tried to apply for Appen, but no luck so far.
Hi Klaudia, I am not exactly sure of that, to be honest with you. I would recommend you to check out Teemwork.Ai
I had joined appen 4 months ago and I am from India. I had signed up for many projects but unfortunately I hadn’t received any confirmation from them. I want to know what would be the problem according to you? and any suggestions from you would help.
Kindly email their support or go to Appen social feed and post there. Also due to the current pandemic situation, they may not be hiring for most of the projects at the moment.
Hi! Can I work both for Teemwork & Appen from the same email? thank you!
Yes! Their clients are different.
I logged into Appen but it is not showing any job or task for me, what should i do now. please tell
What project are you in?
As a current US Appen rater, I don’t make anywhere near the amount listed here. And when I look through the projects available, the amount shown is usually not anywhere near that either. 90% of the projects show $9 per hour.
Hi Chelsea, Appen has reduced the pay rate across all countries. For US, pay rate per hour differs from state to state.
Hi, Sam. Can I work both for Teemwork and Appen or Lionbridge from the same computer and internet connection?
Since you said that Teemwork works for Ms and Appen and LB for Google.
Yes you can 🙂
Hi Sam, do you need to be a US citizen to apply to any of these companies?
Not at all! You can be from anywhere and apply to these companies. I myself an Indian, but work at Appen.
Can i work as a transcriber at Appen and Lionbridge at the same time?
As long as the projects are different and they don’t find out about it, you can.
In one of your posts you mentioned that before I apply to Appen, I must: set my Web history on, use Google play, Google Search and Google+ regularly. Why is that? Do they want to have access to my personal Web activities? Can I keep my private accounts private and still get a contract as Google rater?
Whether we like it or not, Google already has access to everything about us, think of apps access, GPS navigation, cookies, etc. Even if we hide our IP address, the moment we use GPS, we need to turn on our locations.
They don’t need access to your personal web activities, but they use it to give you some personalized tasks. You can use your secondary Gmail account to sign up with them if you are not comfortable signing up with your primary Gmail account. I’ve heard people do that and get the contract to work as a rater.
Is it better to use VPN for working from home? Can I apply to Appen through VPN or set it up later?
No.. You can’t use VPN to work at Appen. They should be able to see where you’re working from and who you are. It’s like if I am an employer, I should see that my employee is working right?