Google has long run its Local Guides program, through which it tries to users provide information about the places they visit, at the same time that they earn points for this collaboration. The most common is that after visiting a site, you will receive a notification asking you to review it. Or that, directly, we research the site and do the review to help and earn points.
However, there are faster and easier ways to earn points
Get points quickly on Google Maps
Since the redesign of the Google Maps app, we have more accessible options to add content to the network of places we have visited. In the lower bar, we will click on ‘Contribute’, section in which we will see the options we need for this tutorial.
It is not necessary to take an exam to earn points, we can upload photos, fill in the names of the dishes, answer questions about the place, etc.
Here we will see our contributions, but also a button that says “other ways to contribute”, so click on that. In this menu, Google Maps will show us where we have been and where we can contributeAlthough it is not necessary through an exam.
- We can add photos (if we have them on the mobile it will detect them and we can upload them without even selecting them)
- Add dishes from the restaurants we have been to
- Add a rating of 0 to 5 stars without writing a review
- Check if the site data is correct (times, whether it is closed or not, etc.)
- Answer simple questions (yes, no, I don’t know, etc.)
The points we will get will be less than when we do a full review, but this method is a little easier and faster, since Google Maps gives us practically everything that is done.
It’s a good way to quickly level up in the Google Local Guide, a program through which we can access the benefits of Google Maps and even be invited to private Google events if we achieve high ranks.