A search engine evaluator, also known as a search quality rater, is an individual who assesses the quality and relevance of search engine results pages (SERPs) generated by search engines like Google, Bing, or Yahoo. Search engine evaluators work as independent contractors or employees for companies that provide search engine evaluation services to search engine companies or other organizations.
The main responsibility of a search engine evaluator is to evaluate and rate the quality, accuracy, and relevance of search results based on predefined guidelines provided by the employer. These guidelines may include rating factors such as the relevance of search results to user queries, the usefulness of web pages, the credibility of sources, and the overall user experience. Evaluators may also provide feedback on the relevance of advertisements or the accuracy of local search results.
Search engine evaluators typically work remotely, using specialized online tools and software provided by their employers. They are required to maintain confidentiality and adhere to strict guidelines and policies set by the search engine companies they are working for.
The feedback and evaluations provided by search engine evaluators are used by search engine companies to improve their algorithms, enhance the quality of their search results, and provide better user experiences. Search engine evaluators play a critical role in helping search engines understand the relevance and usefulness of their search results and ensure that users are provided with high-quality, accurate, and relevant information.