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Q: How do they tell if they have bad results?
A: ...they have 10,000 human evaluators who are always manually checking the relevance of various results.
Article by attendee Dare Obasanjo [25hoursaday.com]
Next time we're trying to figure out some odd change in the SERPs, we might do well do remember this human factor, eh?
I also detected the same behavior in other sessions with the evaluation referrer.
Btw, did Google do anything to secure the objectivity (fairness) of the evaluators work? any special requirements?
There was a test, and that was it. I was recruited with a whole bunch of Google Answers Researchers, so I guess we had already proven ourselves through our work.
joined:Oct 27, 2001
Those poor evaluators are paid only $10 - $15 /hr. That doesn't buy much search quality evaluation. Google gets what its paying for :-)
How difficult can it be to tell #*$! from Shinola?
joined:Oct 27, 2001
I read once that most of the evaluators/raters are young students, but that could be incorrect of course.
$10-15 per hour for rating Web sites isn't a bad job if you're a student. It beats serving up grub in the university cafeteria or unpacking cartons in the bookstore.
Also, it isn't hard to tell #*$! from Shinola if you're intelligent and have been given guidelines. My 20-year-old son (who's a university student) would be an excellent candidate for the job.
It is not student talent.
They are very happy to get that money.
And there is a lot more that gets a lot less to do local work.
Google knows this and is opening a large operation to Eastern Europe to grab this talent.
In Eastern Europe you can get a lot more than you pay for. And Google is.
from 18.104.22.168 in Mountain View, United States
Referred by www.google.co.uk searching for "ecommerce shopping cart"
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$10-15 per hour for rating Web sites
If they're outsourcing to india like everyone else then they aren't paid anywhere near that much.. not even close. Scary to think that someone in india is evaluating my pages. heck they can't even trouble shoot my dsl connection or get my dell order correct half the time. Just gives me shivers.
my friend who took the job lives in LA. $12 per hour, part time, with no benefits. Where I live, ave. non-skilled work averages $7 - $8 hourly, so this is a good deal.
The job was as someone mentioned earlier: is this page spam or not? and are trained to look for certain things.
If they are hiring overseas, then probably a diff. rate.
as we all know humans can add a different perspective to a that of a computers. this is smart way for google to test effectiveness of their algorithm in the real-world.
1. Is it easy to get this job?
2. What type of information should I put on my cover letter and resume to increase my chances of an interview. Samples would really help.
3. Do you need to provide references for this job?
4. Do you need to take some sort of test?
5. What type of people or personality are they looking for for this job?
6. I was a webmaster for my hobbies. Should I leave this info on or off my resume?
7. How many hours of work do they give you per week?
8. Does Google check your credit background for this job?
Ok, that's a lot of questions, but any informations you can provide would really help. Thanks.