Perks for Local Guides

Local Guides earn points by contributing content to Google Maps. Score a place with ratings, describe your experience with reviews, share photographs and videos, provide insights with answers, respond to questions about a place, update information with place edits, add missing places, or verify information by checking facts.

  • Maps contribution Points earned
  • Review 10 points per review
  • Review with more than 200 characters 10 bonus points per review
  • Rating 1 point per rating
  • Photo 5 points per photo
  • Video 7 points per video
  • Answer 1 point per answer
  • Respond to Q&As 3 points per response
  • Edit 5 points per edit
  • Place added 15 points per place added
  • Fact checked 1 point per fact checked

The following show the different levels

Level 1: 0+ points

  • Get the inside scoop with Google’s monthly newsletter
  • Join Google-hosted workshops and Hangouts
  • In select countries, enter into exclusive contests for Local Guides
  • Join the conversation at Local Guides Connect

Level 2: 5+ points

  • Get early access to new Google products and features
  • Promote your own meet-ups on the Local Guides calendar

Level 3: 50+ points

  • Get noticed with your Local Guides badge in Google Maps
  • Be eligible to receive promotion of unofficial communities

Level 4: 200+ points

  • Receive free Google Drive storage for one year
  • Be eligible to be featured on Google’s official online channels: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and more

Level 5: 500+ points

  • Eligible for Trusted Testing opportunities — access Google products and features before they are made public
  • Apply to attend the Google Local Guides Level 5 summit
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