Once you sign up, every place you contribute to in Google Maps earns you points towards unlocking something new—from early access to new products to exclusive contests and events, bonus Drive storage, and more. You can earn points and level up by writing reviews, uploading photos, adding new places, fixing outdated information, and answering simple questions. Each contribution type is worth one point, so you can earn up to five points per place.
The more you contribute as a Local Guide, the more benefits you’ll enjoy. Here’s an overview of what you’ll unlock at each level:
Level 1 (0 - 4 points): Get the inside scoop with the Local Guides monthly newsletter. Join Google-hosted workshops and Hangouts. In select countries, enter in exclusive contests for Local Guides.
Level 2 (5 - 49 points):Get early access to new Google products and features. Promote your own meet-ups on the Local Guides calendar.
Level 3 (50 - 199 points): Get noticed with your Local Guides badge in Google Maps. Connect with other Local Guides in our exclusive Google+ Community. Lead the conversation by moderating Local Guides community channels. Receive invites to Google-hosted events in select cities.
Level 4 (200 - 499 points): Upgrade your Google Drive storage free. Be eligible to be featured in Local Guides online channels. Receive an annual thank you gift.
Level 5 (500+ points): Be a Google insider, testing new products before public release. Apply to attend our Level 5 Local Guides summit.