iSoftStone is another company that hires home-based workers for search evaluation (similar to companies like Leapforce, Lionbridge, etc.). They do not always have openings and I cannot confirm they are hiring for it now. They also occasionally have other types of crowdsourcing work like transcription, but this review is primarily focusing on the search engine evaluation position. iSoftStone has been recruiting people in the US for their search evaluator
ZeroChaos occasionally has openings for work from home ads quality raters. The position used to be offered through Workforce Logic, so you might already be familiar with it. Anyway, a job like this is a great option for many people who want to work at home because it’s completely non-phone, flexible work. If you have tried applying with or working for Lionbridge, Leapforce, Appen Butler Hill, or any other company that hires for similar positions.
Lionbridge has changed a lot since the last time I wrote about them, so I decided to write some updated information since so many of you are looking for non-phone work at home, and search engine evaluation certainly fits the bill for that. Lionbridge has a lot of different types of opportunities available and they are also open worldwide. These are all independent contractor positions.
I know many people are interested in what a search engine evaluator does, so I’m going to try to explain it to you. I hope this helps some! Basically, an evaluator is a person who evaluates search engine results to determine if they are relevant or not to the term typed in. This is just one way that major search engines ensure that when you type something into search, you find what you’re hoping to find.
Appen Butler Hill is a company that regularly hires people to work from home doing search engine evaluation. They’ve been around for about 16 years, and they are rumored to pay better than Leapforce and Lionbridge — two of their top competing companies. If you’re unclear on what search engine evaluation actually is, you might want to read “What is a Search Engine Evaluator?” first. Appen is open to many countries worldwide, including the US and Canada.
Leapforce hires independent contractors from a variety of different countries to evaluate search engine results and improve them for a major search engine. They also have openings for search quality judges. Job specifics are sketchy due to current workers being required to sign non-disclosure agreements, but in general the job involves determining whether or not certain search terms match up well with different web pages and/or video, images, etc. Even though this sounds fairly easy, many people describe the work as being incredibly hard.