The Google Local Guide Program is a platform created by Google to encourage users to contribute to Google Maps by leaving reviews, photos, and information about places they have visited. As you contribute more, you can earn rewards such as early access to features and events on Google plus badges to show off your accomplishments.
Becoming a local guide requires signing up on the Google Local Guide website with your Google account. After doing so, you can start contributing by adding reviews, photos and other details about places you have visited. Furthermore, you can answer queries other users have about an area and make edits to existing information on Google Maps.
Contributing more earns points, and when certain thresholds are reached, you will be promoted to higher levels. Each level comes with its own benefits and rewards such as early access to Google features and events, badges to show off your work, and more.
To earn rewards and badges, you must continue contributing to the platform. The more work you put in, the higher your level will be and more rewards and badges you will earn. Google Local Guides may be recognized for their hard work by being featured on the Google Local Guides Connect community and being invited to exclusive events and programs.