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Local Guides Program: How To Earn Points & Badges
- May 6, 2022
Local Guides receive recognition for contributions
to Google Maps. Learn how to join the program and
how to earn points & badges.
Matt G. Southern
depends on a community of dedicated volunteers all
over the world to keep Search and Maps updated with
current information about businesses, places, and
volunteers are called Local Guides.
you visit a new city and look up information about
hotels and restaurants, theres a good chance
Google Local Guides have provided the information
you need to make informed decisions.
Guides selflessly contribute
reviews, photos, videos, and more all for the
benefit of searchers like yourself.
thats almost true. Local Guides do receive virtual
rewards for their services.
developed the Local Guides program to incentivize
regular individuals to help keep Maps updated.
Guides are also called upon to verify information
contributed by businesses is accurate.
is eligible to join the Local Guide program
and if you contribute reviews to Google Maps already,
you might as well get some recognition for it.
article will go over what the Google Local Guide program
is, how to join it, and what kinds of perks you can
earn from it.
Is The Google Local Guide Program?
Google Local Guide program is a gamified system that
rewards users for making contributions to Google Maps
and Google Business Profiles.
a Local Guide, you earn points for every contribution.
After accumulating a set number of points you can
progress to new levels of the program and unlock new
badge is displayed next to your name in Google Maps
when you leave a review or answer questions, so everyone
will recognize you as a local expert.
Levels & Badges
can be earned with the following contributions to
a review 10 points
Write a 200+ character review 20 points
Rate a business 1 point
Upload a photo 5 points
Tag a photo 3 points
Upload a video 7 points
Respond to Q&As 3 points
Edit information 5 points
Add a place 15 points
Add a road 15 points
Check a fact 1 point
Publish an eligible list 10 points
Write a description (in list) 5 points
Youll reach higher levels in the Local Guides
program as you build up points.
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Local Guides is a great idea. I joined many years
ago, since I work in and around, publishing, events,
news, sports, tourism, eco and more. We specialize
in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia and have
profiled and reviewed dozens of cafes. Google Local
Guides has been great for our profile and website
traffic, but not so much the bottom line. Mind you,
the exposure has helped us with our overall positioning
and ranks, and many businesses in Australia and abroad
end up coming to us directly for business proposals.
We further ramped up in collaboration with our Cafe
News Media and Eastern Suburbs Media websites, so
everyone knew we were fair dinkum about coverage in
the region and we've got hundreds of photos of the
region's beauty. It's turned into more of a passion
project, as how much its helped our bottom line is
hard to measure. We also have a few Google Sites based
websites and other Google deals, so it appears to
me that our involvement as a contributor to Google
Local Guides helps keep us Google friendly! We know
we are blessed to live and work in the region and
we can show the world why. Cheers to that.