A personalized Internet Assessor is an Assessor, Rater or Evaluator is an independent contractor that provides feedback and critical insights for search engine companies like Google and Microsoft Bing. As Google and Microsoft Big are constantly evolving their search engine algorithm to meet the changing needs of people they need human insight. Basically, an Assessor, Rater, or Evaluator help the companies like Google and Microsoft to train their algorithms by giving quality feedback. As these roles are from companies like Google and Microsoft they are long-term and well paying. However, you can’t directly work from them. These roles are provided through vendor companies.
Here is what Google says about its Rater ( from Official Google Website )
How our Quality Raters make Search results better
At Google, we’re always working on ways we can improve your Search experience.
We constantly experiment with ideas to improve the results we see. One of the ways we evaluate those experiments is by getting feedback from third-party Search Quality Raters. Quality Raters are spread out all over the world and are highly trained using our extensive guidelines. Their feedback helps us understand which changes make Search more useful.
Raters also help us categorize information to improve our systems. For example, we might ask what language a page is written in or what’s important on a page.
We use responses from Raters to evaluate changes, but they don’t directly impact how our search results are ranked.
Learn more about how Search works and our Search Quality Rater tests.
Who is suitable for this work?
We are looking for dynamic people who have strong communication skills and use the Internet daily. You should also be flexible, and reliable and have the ability to interpret and follow established guidelines. You will need to have the flexibility and freedom to work from your own home, working your own hours. Hours for this opportunity are up to 20 hours per week depending on task availability.
What are the main requirements for the opportunity?
- You must be living in the Country Of your residence for the last 3 consecutive years
- You must have familiarity with current and historical business, media, sport, news, social media, and cultural affairs in the Country Of your residence
- Fluency in English and locale language (Any secondary Language if available)
- Access to and use of a broadband internet connection and associated computer and software to perform the work, all provided at your own expense
- Experience in the use of web browsers to navigate and interact with a variety of content
- Access to and use of an Android (version 4.1 or higher) or IOS Smartphone (version 8 or higher) to complete tasks
- A Barcode Scanner application must be installed on your smartphone to complete certain tasks
- Active daily user of Gmail and other forms of Social Media
The Role Will Involve
- Reading and applying written guidelines on how to evaluate and rate the tasks
- Please note it is possible you will receive guidelines for multiple task types over the course of the program
- Research using online tools to determine the relevance and accuracy of the task information
- Applying local knowledge to evaluate the relevance of the task information in your market
- Completing tasks in the web-based evaluation tool
- Hours for this role are a minimum of 10 up to 20 hours per week depending on task availability
- This is a freelance, independent contractor position.
So the key highlight is you don’t need any special qualifications. You need to be good in English and know how to use search engines like google. Will be residing in the country of your residence for the last 3-5 years. This is a freelance contractor position, you are not a part-time or full-time employee of the company. You can work a maximum of 20 hours per week and a minimum of 10 hours you should work if work is available.
Vendor Website/ Companies of Google
Telus International (Formerly Lionbridge) and Appen Connect are the vendor companies of Google for its Quality Rater job.
Telus International (Formerly Lionbridge )
Telus calls this position a Personalized Internet Assessor. The position is open 2 or 3 times a year.
Telus International is based in Ireland is having its corporate office in the USA. 20+ years old Telus is one of the best crowdsourcing platforms which helps brands build deeper relationships with their customers with the help of its over 1 million crowd workers. Telus is a 100% legitimate website that has paid a lot of money to remote workers all around the world and was recognized as the best large employer by Forbes in 2019. The company operates in more than 75 countries and works for several prestigious companies including Google. Flexjobs has awarded Lionbridge as the #1 Company in 2021 for remote jobs. There are uncountable positive reviews about Lionbridge on the internet. The company has been around for a long time and provides real jobs.
At any point in time, you can work on a single role for Telus. And you cannot work for a similar position for another company.
Though this position is available all over the globe from time to time. They are currently actively looking for the following regions for Search Query Evaluator.
· India (Marathi Language)
· Afghanistan – Persian Language
· India (Malayalam Language)
· Kenya (Swahili Language)
· India (Hindi Language)
· Mongolia (Mongolian Language)
· Cambodia (Khmer Language)
· Switzerland (French language)
· Austria (German Language)
Appen Connect calls this position a Project Yukon. The position is open 2 or 3 times a year.
Appen is definitely a legitimate crowdsourcing company established in 1996 in Australia. It has more than 1 million registered independent contractors/workers from all around the world. It works for prestigious clients like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, etc. Appen with an experience of 20+ years working in 75+ countries.
The beauty of Appen is the variety of tasks it offers. Do you have a phone that can take great photos? You will get a lot of projects. Are you good at web research? Appen really needs you. You can write down what a person in an audio file is saying, you will get a project on transcription Appen has much exciting work-from-home jobs ranging from doing a simple survey to complex projects only very few people can do.
Here are some types of tasks you can expect from Appen as a contributor
- Search Media Evaluation – relevance events
- Text annotation – Identifying sentiments in text, classifying documents
- Social Media Evaluation – identifying the emotion a post contains
- Translation Services – Translating languages
- Testing – like user interface testing
- Content Moderation – reviewing user-generated content
- Transcription Services – Converting audio into text
- Survey and Data Collection
- Linguistic Specialties – like Text to Speech, Phonetics, Pronunciation, Annotation, etc.
- Speech Evaluation
- Image Annotation – classifying images, object detection, etc
- Video Annotation – object detection, video relevance for a query
- Sensor Data Annotation i.e., LiDAR, Radar, etc.
Here is how you can start with Appen
Log into your Appen(connect) account. Click on All projects from the main menu. You have the option to see projects you are qualified for, or you are not qualified for, or all projects. You can get a list of projects according to the skills you possess by choosing a type of project from the top right drop-down menu like if you are good at web research then you can select web research and click Go. Apart from it, every project listing will have all the important details mentioned along with like hourly rate, the goal of the project, no. of tasks available, hours you need to work in a week, instructions on how to complete the project, what is expected from you, qualification contributor needs, etc. Accuracy matters a lot on every micro-jobs platform so make sure you only choose projects you are capable of completing.
Some projects can be started right away without passing a qualification test but then there will be many projects you will need to qualify to get assigned to you. Once you have chosen a suitable project that matches your skills, click on the green button that says Qualify. You will be redirected to the project description page or qualification exam which asks some questions to make sure you are the right candidate for the project.
Apply for as many as projects you can think you can successfully compete to increase your chance of getting selected for a project. By clicking on the active processes at the top of the page, you can check the status of all your applications.
The good thing is you can simultaneously work on more than one project. However as Telus here also you cannot work on a similar project for another company. That is to say, you cannot work as Internet Assessor for Telus and Appen simultaneously. But you can work as Internet Assessor for Lionbridge and Ads Assessor for Appen simultaneously. Or you can work on Internet Assessor, Ads Assessor, or any other project of from Appen simultaneously.
The important thing here is Appen Doesn’t term the roles as Internet Assessor, Maps Analyst, or Ads Assessor. Instead, they have named projects like Project Yukon for Internet Assessor, Project Shasta for Maps Analyst, Project Arrow for Google Ads Assessor, and Project Nile for Facebook Ads Evaluation. Appen is really slow in processing your application. Sometimes it takes months to proceed with your application further.
The pay rate for Appen is less as compared to Lionbridge so it should be your second preference.
I applied and cleared the Internet Assessor role exam for Lionbridge (the same role is named Rater for USA applicants) in mid of April 2020. Before applying I gathered as much information as possible from Reddit, Quora, and Glassdoor. Found that people are working in this position for years and making a decent income. Many people have failed to clear the exam. Many have stated that the exam is the real hurdle for the job. It is true that for all the above roles mentioned exam of Internet Assessor Role (Rater) exam is hard. But not impossible to clear. You really need to give attention to detail and spare 30 to 35 hours span over 7 days to clear the exam. You can find more details on the exam here How I Passed Internet Assessor Exam.
The exam is conducted in 3 parts. Part 1 is theoretical and Part 2 and part 3 are practical. Again each part is divided into 7 sections and each section is having 1 hour to complete. Once you start any section you need to finish it in 1 hour and if you want you can take a break by clicking on the “Submit and Stop” button after answering all the questions in that section. So in all, I have 21 hours of exams ahead. This is the longest exam for any of the roles. But if you clear it one will get a long-term contract position to work for the biggest search engine i.e. Google.
How Much Can I Earn?
Around $6 per hour for Africa and Asia, $13 per hour for the USA, and $16 per hour for European countries. Which is a decent income in the Asian and African region or close to white collar jobs there. And for USA and European countries it is a good side income. Yes, it is possible to earn online. I have earned it for 1 Year and still earning it. Hope this will give you first-hand experience and belief that you can also earn that much income online with little motivation, hard work, and common sense. You don’t need any special skills apart from being able to know how to surf the Internet. You need to have motivation, ready for hard work, and have common sense. Any person all over the globe with this basic skill earns money on the Internet while working from home.
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