Search engines are always in need of real people (not robots) to help then access the quality of their results. There are various companies that hire evaluators to work with search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.
Who can work as a search engine evaluator?
In order to work as a search engine evaluator you need to have a college degree in any major and be computer savvy. Knowing more than one language is also helpful.
A few months ago I applied to one of these companies and went through their hiring process but I didn’t get the job. However, I learned first-hand how the hiring process for this kind of job is. You will need to go through a quite long training. The company for which I applied didn’t pay for the training but they do offer a bonus for those who pass the training.
You will have to study self-learning modules and complete a set of practice questions before you take a final test. It is not very hard but you will need to practice and follow their guidelines in order to pass the test.
Is this an easy job?
From what I learned on the training, the job is not very hard but you need to follow their strict guidelines in other succeed.
How much should I expect to earn?
Most companies pay anywhere from $9 to $15 (USD) per hour.
How many hours should I work?
Most of the times, this is a part-time job and they usually ask you to commit to 20 hours per week.
Which companies hire search engine evaluators?
Here is a list of the companies that hire search engine evaluators:
Have you worked as a search engine evaluator? Do you know any other companies that hire search engine evaluators? Please share with us!