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Google Local Guides


Google is seeking local guides among the users of Google Maps.

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 5 points per review
Review with more than 200 characters 5 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

Local Guides levels

Reach higher levels as you earn points for your contributions.

Level Points Badge
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 1,500 points
Level 7 5,000 points
Level 8 15,000 points
Level 9 50,000 points
Level 10 100,000 points


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