Who Are Google Quality Raters?

Nov 21, 2011 • 8:50 am | comments (7) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Quality RatersPotPieGirl wrote an excellent post named Google Raters : Who Are They?

The post examines the an open discussion forum where these Google Quality Raters hangout and ask questions about their daily tasks.

In summary, here findings include:

  • Google Quality Raters are hired via Lionbridge, Leapforce and Butler Hill and not Google.
  • They take a two part exam to qualify
  • The pay isn't bad but the work isn't consistent ($12 – $15 per hour & 10-20 hours per week)
  • Google has raters for about 8 years
  • They rate search results (but don't have to see the landing page to rate)
  • They are required to rate 30 per hour
  • Do ratings by these raters impact search quality directly?
I am told by some other Quality Raters that not everything written in this document is legit. I did not get into specifics yet nor did I verify they are really quality raters. In any event, reading it really cannot hurt.

Forum discussion at Google +.

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