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Work at Home Jobs in Search Evaluation


Search engines are run by complicated algorithms, but search engines are used by people. So search engine companies periodically need human beings to check up on search results. The job of search evaluation is typically a work at home position and can go by many names--search evaluator, Internet assessor, ads quality rater or Internet judge.

Whatever you call these independent contractor positions, companies like Google need to people to do them. Google itself calls the jobs "ads quality rater." These are one of the only home-based Google jobs that aren't scams. However, though Google accepts applications for these positions it contracts with WorkForce Logic to hire for them.

Other companies, some of which undoubtedly contract with Google, also hire for search evaluation positions, but most call them something slightly different.

Typically these positions are bilingual, but there are some opening for English-only search evaluators.

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Termed "search engine evaluators" at this company, these freelance positions require workers to give feedback to ensure that Internet search results are "accurate, timely, comprehensive, free of spam and relevant to the search query’s intent." The evaluators must be native speakers of the language in which they are working and be knowledgeable about the Internet and familiar with a wide variety of online news sources.

Contractors in these temporary positions work four hours per day (Monday-Friday). Jobs require residency in a specific country.

Company offers additional work-at-home opportunities in translation, transcription and other bilingual jobs.

Google (WorkforceLogic)

Google calls this same position an ads quality rater. It is one of the only work-at-home position the Internet giant offers, and it doesn't even hire for it directly. It advertises for the positions on its employment page but the hiring is done through WorkForce Logic. These positions require U.S. residency.


Leapforce specializes in hiring work-at-home search engine evaluators, search engine judges and map quality analysts. And though it hires bilingual evaluators, it does not have any translations jobs. Contractors submit invoices and are paid every 30 days.


Global localization company has what it terms Internet assessor as well as several other similar jobs in its "crowdsourcing" division. These jobs include:
  • Internet assessors who evaluate results of a web search
  • Social media search consultants who express opinions on the quality of content
  • Internet judges, which are similar to Internet assessor
  • In-country financial consultants who monitor and document changes in regulatory requirements and national standards in a given country/market
  • Online maps specialist who evaluate and improve online mapping software

Lionbridge also has work-at-home opportunities for translators.

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