Failed Appen Yukon or Lionbridge Evaluator Exam Twice?

If you failed the Appen Yukon the exam the second time, Appen and Lionbridge will not allow you to retake it a third time (in some cases vendors may give the third attempt). In this case I would advise that you apply to another vendor like Lionbridge (or vice versa). 

Option 1: re-apply from your own PC 

Before proceeding with application you will need to clean your devices from the data left from unsuccessful exams.

      1. Sign out all Gmails associated with your unsuccessful attempts (make a complete sign out on a laptop, PC and your smartphone) and to be on the safe side, re-install your chrome browser on your PC;
      2. A new IP address will be required. You may use a residential VPN to change your IP address. Do not use normal VPN if you are going to apply for Lionbridge, use only a residential VPN. It is VERY easy to know if you are using a regular VPN. As an option you may change your Internet provider or if you have a dynamic IP address then no action is required at this stage;
      3. Create new gmail;
      4. Proceed with application as normal.Once you have started the application and qualification process, I recommend you keep the same IP address during the whole process. If you need to, later on you may change your IP as many times you want.

Note: I would like to point out that Lionbridge is very strict in terms of IP address. The vendor prefers to deal with applicants who have a residential IP address, but it depends on your country. 

Option 2: re-application on behalf of another person the same vendor is possible

Use someone else’s PC to apply and move the account to your PC once you complete the qualification process. 

Note: Before proceeding with registration, make sure that you use a new Gmail account which previously was not used for application process.

Note: It is very important that when you filling out the application and answering the application questions, you must indicate that you have never applied/worked the search engine evaluator position before with another company. Answering yes to this question will automatically disqualify you.  

Lionbridge Unsuccessful Application

There might be many reasons for the rejection of your application. These are some of the reasons: 

It might be possible that your CV does not meet Lionbridge standards. Lionbridge is very selective in terms of quality of CVs of applicants in India and other developing countries.Make sure that you CV looks professional and accurate and there are no gaps in your experience.  

Your IP address might be suspicious, or does not meet Lionbridge requirement. If you have a dynamic IP address (an IP which changes each time you connect to the Internet) – you will be rejected for sure. Make sure that you have static IP address. One way to check is to ask your internet service provider.  

Someone is using the same IP address for a rating project (in the case of sharing an Internet network connection), make sure that your IP address is unique. 

And finally, try to arrange new IP addresses, update your CV, create new Gmails, and apply one more time. If possible you might need to find a person you can trust, like a friend or family member, and apply on behalf of them. It could be a possibility that your name is blacklisted in the vendor database.  

Unable to enter IP address into the Lionbridge exam. What are the reasons?

Some candidates receive from Lionbridge email saying that “we were unable to enter you into our Online exam. According to our checks it appears that you have the same IP Address as another person in our system”.

It can be possible that the vendor was unable to enter your IP into exam because you have dynamic IP address. It might be very risky to have this type of IP address because it means that many people have the same shared IP address. Some internet service providers put a group of customers on the same IP address behind a NAT. This could be a problem and may lead to getting flagged for multiple accounts being used on the same platform such as raterhub.  

Violating terms of contract regarding multiple accounts including IP/Network sharing and using public networks for work

It is prohibited to have multiple accounts with Leapforce and Lionbridge. These companies can find duplicate accounts very fast, and as a result, you will lose both accounts. The good news is that you can combine work at Leapforce or Lionbridge and Appen Butler Hill.

While working as a search engine evaluator, make sure that you have your personal unique IP address and no one uses the same IP to go online and work on for these companies. If you have two or more people in your household, it is advised to get two unique IP addresses, and you can do this for an extra charge with most internet service providers.

Step-by-Step Guide How to Pass Appen Yukon Project Exam and Lionbridge Internet Assessor, Internet Safety Evaluator Exams


  1. Thanks for great article Tim. Let say if someone’s contract as an independent contractor was terminated by Lionbridge(LB) and he wants to re-apply for the same position in the future, should he mention his previous experience with LB in the resume ?

    1. It is very important that when you filling out the application and answering the application questions, you must indicate that you have never applied/worked the search engine evaluator position before with another company. Answering yes to this question will automatically disqualify you.

      1. I have selected yes to this question and I failed the test (part 3). Should I bother retaking it, or will that disqualify me from passing when I try again?

  2. Finally my contract got termination after 3 times extended. I have several question. If I just re-apply with another gmail account , what about the CV ? Should I rewrite new CV using my real name. As far I Know when submitting Finance data, our bank accout data should be match with our personal data as an Leeapforce Agent

  3. Hi, I’m having trouble redoing my application on LIONBRIDGE. I have already done all the above steps (I used another email, I applied, I filled out the questionnaire using a private VPN in my country I used a virtual machine to modify the MAC address), but I continue to be rejected during the review process. Does anyone know what can it be?

  4. Are there different exams for different projects? I’m about to take the exam for SHASTA tomorrow (passed part 1 last night), but absolutely do not feel comfortable with it. Will hypothetically failing one exam disqualify me from all future projects? Thanks for this site – learning a lot from it!

    1. Yes, all projects have unique exams designed in a way to profoundly assess candidates’ understanding of project specific guidelines and ability to implement instructions on practice.

    1. In general, residential IP address is an IP address allocated to home users. It is not for commercial or data center usage.

      This term becomes popular in recent year when digital right management system highlight residential IP address vs data center IP address explicitly. Many content streaming providers are doing business with residential IP address and not data center IP address because of VPN etc.

      1. i appled in leapforce and passed exam but couse i used public network they send we will not procces right now

  5. Tim, what’s a good residential vpn that you know of? I just failed the exam for lion bridge and I’m pretty sure in the Exam Faq’s they said you cannot retake it a second time. I want to retake it but my name is kinda unique too, do you think this would pose an issue? Thanks!

  6. Hi Tim ,

    Your blog is awesome, thank you so much for all you’ve put into it!

    Quick question… I applied at LeapForce and LionBridge around the same time. Leapforce moved quicker and I just finished the exam yesterday (I passed parts one and two, must have failed the third). I was given a retake option. However, this morning, I also received the information for the LionBridge exam. I rescheduled the Leapforce exam to May, but was wondering if I am ok to attempt the LionBridge exam and proceed with their eLearning guide?

    I know I can only work for one company since they are both google projects, just wasnt sure where I stood at this point.


    1. Yes, I can work only at one vendor so you have choose only one company to go with.

  7. Hi Tim, I am from Vietnam where the IP address is not a fixed one. Currently, I am about to start the exam. Is it likely that I will get reject from Lionbridge soon. How can I do to resolve the issue? Is it late to change to a fixed IP address? Thank you.

    1. It is OK to use dynamic IP for this project the problem could be that someone in the program has the same IP address which in your case is very unlikely…

  8. Hi Tim,
    Congratulations for your great blog
    I was working for Leapforce and I was just terminated for quality issues. Do I Have to chang my IP to apply to Lionbridge? Is there any other way? How long I have to wait before I “legally” can apply to Lionbridge?
    Thank you for your time

    1. Hello,
      It depends on type of IP you have, if it a dynamic IP then no action is required. You create a new gmail and apply as normal.

      1. VPN is easily detected by Appen and Lionbridge, sooner or later it will lead to termination of contract due to administrative reasons.

  9. This is my first exam and i just finished my first part. i applied for yukon but instead i get email about Inca Search Qualifications and That I’ll get news about my result by the end of this week with no access to second part of the exam but it doesn’t exactly stated that I fail. Anyone eve experience this ?

    1. Hello,

      No access to part 2 (Page Quality) means that you did not pass part 1.

  10. Tim,
    I failed part 3 of Yukon, but have passed and have been offered a position on a Falcon (1 hr per day) project. If I choose to not retake the Yukon test, will I be unable to retest later for Yukon?

    1. Hello, if you wish you may go for both projects, they are fully compatible.

  11. Hello Tim,
    I’ve just received an email from Lionbridge telling me that my Application was Unsuccessful and they didn’t tell me why I failed. I applied for the Multimedia Judge position and the exam was a format in Excel I had to send back to them, they gave me about 4 days to do it and I sent it like a minute after the deadline so I don’t know if that had something to do with me failing the test.

    Can I reapply with them immediately?

    1. Hello,

      Normally all candidates are allowed to take the exam a few times so I recommend you to write to your vendor and ask for another attempt to pass the exam.

  12. Hello Tim,
    Thank you for you very insightful Blog posts.

    I wanted to ask a particular question for which I couldn’t find an answer in the blog.

    If I have an account that was closed on Lionbridge for a Map Analyst position due to low quality,
    How can I re-apply? Obviously with a different email address, but should it also be with a different legal name, MAC address and IP Address?

  13. Hello Tim,
    Thank you for you very insightful Blog posts.

    I wanted to ask a particular question for which I couldn’t find an answer in the blog.

    If I have an account that was closed on Lionbridge for a Map Analyst position due to low quality,
    How can I re-apply? Obviously with a different email address, but should it also be with a different legal name, MAC address and IP Address?

    1. Hello,

      You may try to re-apply and see what comes out. For 100% successful outcome in terms of getting contract would be applying on behalf of someone. Another alternative is to apply for another similar role such as Internet Assessor or Ads Assessor at Lionbridge or try with Appen, it might be that they have Shasta project available in your locale which is identical to maps analyst project at Lionbridge.

  14. Dear Tom, I found your blog while looking for this information.. and I found it to be of great help. That said, I have a question you might be able to answer: I have worked for LB years ago and one day alk of the sudden, they let me go.

    Now, years later, they contact me again, stating they have an opening for the same position. I applied and they wrote back asking to disclose if I had worked with them in the last and the name of the project. I already filled in the application stating I hadn’t worked with them.

    Should I answer the email with the correct information?
    Thank you

  15. Hello,
    Thank you for your amazing blog. I have a new IP address from when I first applied in 2015 as I’ve changed service providers twice now. I’ve tried creating new gmails, but every time, a few days after my application, I get an “application unsuccessful” email. I’ve tried saying that I have and have not worked for other companies. If I update my CV and try again, does this mean my name is blocked somewhere in Lionbridge? I don’t know how it would be

    1. Yes, in many cases, if previously the application was unsuccessful, your name might be blacklisted for a specific project. In this situation you may apply for another project or vendor e.g. Appen. As alternative you may apply on behalf of another person.

  16. Hi Tim, thank you for your blog, it is really helpful.
    Can I work for internet assessor (Lionbridge) and my uncle work for Arrow (Appen) at the same time, using different PC but in one internet provider (In this case, we use same wifi modem).

    1. Hello, you may apply for any project except one called Yukon, this project is the same you are in at Lionbridge…

  17. Hi Tim,
    about how to re-apply, does it have to apply with different name or same name?
    Thx Yuki

  18. Hello, i am now doing the qualification exam for Yukon (Appen), and Lionbridge also invited me to work as a Internet Ads Assessor.

    Can i work at both at the same time, or this will get me fired and blacklisted from both companies?

    Thank you~

  19. I failed second time in lionbrige raterar exam. I read general guidelines with careful with attention. Now is there any chance for re exam and what should I do for this passing exam for this job. I need this job.

    1. Hi, please contact me directly for more assistance. (

  20. Hello, I have other questions but about another website, Appen:
    1. I have applied for Appen two months ago but I still don’t get a reply from them If I get accepted or not. I’m planning to use my friend’s identity, to be able to do that do I need another IP and apply with a different laptop that I use?
    2. let’s say my friend doesn’t have any work experience, is it gonna affect application process?

    Thank You

  21. Hello, I have other questions but about another website, Appen:
    1. I have applied for Appen two months ago but I still don’t get a reply from them If I get accepted or not. I’m planning to use my friend’s identity, to be able to do that do I need another IP and apply with a different laptop that I use?
    2. let’s say my friend doesn’t have any work experience, is it gonna affect application process?

    Thank You.

    1. Hi,

      You do not need to use your friend’s identity in order to re-apply, instead, you should re-apply your application in many cases this procedure helps to facilitate the process.

      1. The thing is, I applied at the same time at lionbridge with same email address and both accepted me. But I chose Lionbridge. Now that lionbridge terminated my contract I tried again Appen iike two months ago with same CV and different emails and they still haven’t contacted me, So I consider to use my friend’s identity/on behalf of another person…

  22. Thank you very much with your wonderful blog. I followed the step2 by reapplying on behalf of my friend. But I used my financial data (already known by Lionbridge) but with the name of that friend instead. And Lionbridge closed my account. Should I re-apply with a completely different bank account too ?

    1. Hello,

      According to the policy of all vendors including Appen and Lionbridge, candidates’ personal and financial data should be real and belong to one person. Bank account holder name should identical to a rater name, otherwise, your account will be terminated due to administrative reason and funds won’t be paid.

  23. Hello @Tim,

    I re-applied to Appen Yukon with a fake name, and I got accepted. Is it secure for me?. Will they at anytime soon ask to verified my identity ?

    1. Hello, what do you mean by fake name? A non existing person or on behalf of another person who agreed to provide his personal data for creating account with Appen?

  24. Hi, would it work if I still use my same PC? I want to apply my brother using a dedicated residential IP but using the same PC but different browser.

    1. All IP checks are done based on Gmail IP login history, make sure you create new Gmail on a device with a new IP address and keep this IP address before you qualify for any Google project.

  25. Hi Tim. I’ve been following your second option by applying on someone else PC. I’ve been successfully accepted to the Lionbridge Rater Program. Now could I switched safely to my own PC (with my old IP address), and continue rating safely from here? By the way, does it matter if I use the shared wifi from my phone carrier?

    1. hi there,

      Using cell phone internet/hotspot is OK, it is not a problem at all.

  26. I changed my internet provider, and I reinstalled my PC Windows OS (my PC is clean). Is it safe to use the same PC for re-applying though ?

    1. Hi there,

      Do you want to re-apply with Lionbridge? If yes, be informed that you cannot apply with the same name for the same project within 1 year after removal or refusal. In order to overcome this policy, you should use another personal name to apply.

  27. Tim , if i applied for lionbridge and failed in the exam 2 times , i will reapply with different name and e-mail consider that my ip is dynamic not static using a mobile data hotspot , do i have to reapply using another laptop or pc , or its ok to apply with the same pc after removing cache and browsing data ?

  28. Hello Tim, I passed the test of Lionbridge since last month and I had a account to work. How ever, I made again the test and after three day i received a mail notify Unsuccessful Application. I made 2 static IP address to registration they, and i finish the test on VPS. Thank you!

  29. Hi Tim, I am from India and actually as there is opening for only Personalized internet ads assessor, i have applied before and got rejected receving an email from saying Thank you for applying to the Personalized Internet Ads Assessor (IN) position with Lionbridge.
    We regret to inform you however that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
    Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are not in a position to provide
    individual feedback at this stage.

    And this has been happening since oct 2020. what should I do?

    As there is no opening for lionbridge rater programme.
    I need some guidance.

    Thank you.

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