Google Local Guide

Who are Local Guides?

To sum up, Google Local Guides are strong clients for Google Reviews. “Google Local Guide” status is given to users who subscribe and participate in the system. Such guides also enhance the local experience for other online search technology by incorporating and enhancing Google Maps listings. Most people consider Local Guides to be a major source, and their advice can be the last word if a place is worth visiting or not.

How can I say if my list is sponsored by a Local Guide?

Google does not have much data, but our findings indicate that a local guide summary for a company is often close to the top of the feed in the “Most Relevant” sorting standard. Local search guide responses are popular in the category “Questions & Answers” of a search list.

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

What else the Guide can do?

Every activity on a Local Guide listing has points. It includes corrections of listing information, the introduction of a new company, and video upload. The number of points a client earns decides his Level of Local Guide.

There are 10 levels of Local Guides and Google provides incentives and benefits for the climbers. For example, users at levels 2 and higher have early access to new features of the Google product. We occasionally receive Google benefits and Local benefits from partners.

Members of level4 to 10 can redeem their points in the Google Play Movie Store for a three-month subscription in Google Play Music or 75% off lease.

Such bonuses are not enticing necessarily. It is however sufficient to provide Local Guides with an opportunity to help Google and other users understand that listing on the map.


How to attract Google Local Guides to a Business?

In most cases, a Local Guide is hard to spot, unless you wear local clothing and recognize their faces in many online submissions. Nevertheless, other ways to attract Local Guides are open.

You can customize a business map list to suit those search requests and add video to view items and offers. Restaurants should have a simple menu and an appointment URL so that Local Guide can book a reservation quickly on their Google page.

Everybody that visits the business should be handled as if all of them were Local Guides. Excellent service, accurate information and reviews are all helping to raise the profile online.

The actual Local Guide will sooner or later stop and your review of the experience will encourage more people to visit this particular facility.

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

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