As a google local guide, you earn points when you share reviews, photos, and knowledge on Google Maps. Those points lead to higher levels of the program, as well as benefits like early access to Google features and special rewards from partners. At Level 4, you also unlock your first Local Guides badge, which helps your contributions to places get noticed.
For suppose all of a sudden, you got to go to a new place, to get your work done and you don’t know any friends or relatives in that city. What is the first thing you do? open google maps and search for places you want to go and check for the directions and details like is it accessible by public transport or by private transport and then you would be visiting the place.
Did you ever think, who did all those work?
Who uploaded all those photos of the places? Who wrote the reviews of places?
These works are done by local guide. It’s a voluntary program, launched by Google to add information to Maps and edit the information which is already present and is wrong.
Google local guide contribution points:
You will get points based on the contributions you make and based on the number of points your google guides levels increases as you get more levels the more perks you will get. It’s all possible by tapping the “Your Contributions” option in the left slider menu.
Answer: 1 point per answer
Rating: 1 point per rating
Review with more than 200 characters: 10 bonus points per review
Fact checked: 1 point per fact checked
Photo tags: 3 points per tag
Respond to Q&As: 3 points per response
Description (in list): 5 points per description added
Edit: 5 points per edit
Photo: 5 points per photo
Video: 7 points per video
Eligible list published: 10 points per published list
Review: 10 points per review
Place added: 15 points per place added
Road added: 15 points per road added
google guides levels
Those points lead to higher levels of the program. Reach higher levels as you earn points for your contributions.
Level 1: 0 points No badge
Level 2: 15 points No badge
Level 3: 75 points No badge
Level 4: 250 points
Level 5: 500 points
Level 6: 1500 points
Level 7: 5000 points
Level 8: 15,000 points
Level 9: 50,000 points
Level 10: 1,00,000 points