Local Guides is a global community of explorers who write reviews, share photos, answer questions, add or edit places, and check facts on Google Maps. Millions of people rely on contributions like yours to decide where to go and what to do.
Become a Local Guide
Sign up with your Google account and select your current location. Every place you review, photograph, add, edit, or provide additional info for on Google Maps earns you points toward unlocking something new.
Local Guides is offered everywhere Google Maps is available. At this time, Google Maps is available in more than 40 countries and languages.
The Local Guides program is for individuals, not businesses. Contributions from businesses or business pages will not count toward Local Guides levels or benefits.
To participate in Local Guides, you must meet the age requirements for your country. For more information, review the Local Guides Program Terms and Conditions.
Tip: It may take up to 9 weeks after you turn 18 for your Google account to update.
How does a Local Guide help in an explanation? ›
Local Guides is a global community of explorers who write reviews, share photos, answer questions, add or edit places, and check facts on Google Maps. Millions of people rely on contributions like yours to decide where to go and what to do.Do Google Local Guides get anything? ›
Local Guides selflessly contribute reviews, photos, videos, and more all for the benefit of searchers like yourself. Well, that's almost true. Local Guides do receive virtual rewards for their services. Google developed the Local Guides program to incentivize regular individuals to help keep Maps updated.What is the highest Local Guide in Google reviews? ›
Level 10 is the highest and requires 100,000 points. If your contributions are removed for violating Maps policies, the points earned will be deducted.How do I get more Local Guide points? ›
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.How do you make a guide useful? ›
- Understand your target audience.
- Research your topic thoroughly.
- Create a step-by-step outline.
- Add useful images, videos, and descriptions.
- Save screenshots as you go.
- Review your outline and research from the reader's point of view.
- Link to other resources.
A guide will explain and make sense of what you are looking at. He/She will make what may seem as a pile of stones come alive! A guide will put what you are seeing in its historical, religious and cultural context.