Google Local Guide

Who Are Local Guides?

Google Local Guide is the best service ever launched that helps in increasing the contributions to Google Maps based on the experiences shared by customers by using a service or product from the brand.

The Google Local Guide service shows the information of a business organization such as images relevant to the brand, office space, what they do and whatever comes under their profile. This is to show their presence to the world.

Users who are serving as Google local guides can express their feelings and share experiences of the service or product they have used from your business and reach up to the level of 10 by earning points.

Level 1 – This is the starting point of entering into competition from new Google devices and one will receive 0-14 points by achieving this level.

Level 2 – At this level, the user will achieve 15 to 74 points.

Level 3 – Here the user will contribute with 75-249 points and the same will be shown on Google maps.

Below take a look at the list of Google Local Guide levels and how many points you get along with the rewards:

Local Guides levels

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

How Am I Able To Say If My Business is reviewed by a Local Guide?

Google doesn’t have much data of its own but it takes into consideration the local guide summary to sort the feeds with Most Relevant standards. Local guide responses are popular with their positive reviews about their best experience with the brand.

Google shows the number of photos and feedback submissions next to a local guide in contrast to most users. The submission number is usually impressive and may rank in hundreds.

What Else The Local Guide Can Do?

Every activity done by the Local Guide gets him points. It includes correction of listing information, reviews, Q&A, photos, video uploads and much more. The number of points a user earns decides his Level of Local Guide.

There are 10 levels of Local Guides and Google provides incentives and benefits for them. For example, users at levels 4 and above have early access to new features of the Google product. They occasionally receive benefits from Google partners.

Some benefits for the Local guides are to motivate them with a chance to assist Google and other users understand that listing on the map is authentic and useful for other users.

How Can You Ask a Google Local Guide To Approach Your Business?

In most cases, a Local Guide is tough to identify as they neither wear special clothing nor have their face in common to be easily recognizable online.

The users who visit the business or a place should be carefully handled as any one of them can be a Local Guide and he or she will be of great help. Excellent service, accurate information, and reviews all help to boost the brand profile online.

In the future, many of the people will become Local guides giving a strong and positive impact on your business or brand. This, in turn, will encourage more people to approach your business.

Local Guides points

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
Photo tags 3 points per tag
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
Road added 15 points per road added
Fact checked 1 point per fact checked
Eligible list published 10 points per published list
Description (in list) 5 points per description added