Google Maps should be your go-to app for finding places and reviews. This is why Google is competing with other user-contributed review sites like Zagat and Yelp to create a more wholesome experience using Google Maps.
Google wants to encourage more people to contribute reviews to Google Maps by rewarding them. Users can sign up to be a “Local Guide” to start earning points today.
Each of the following actions can earn you 1 point:
Google also lets Local Guides lead local communities and have discussions with other communities to share the things they love. There is even a calendar that lists Hangout sessions for training and meetups.
There are 5 point levels for a Local Guide:
Google even gives Local Guides the resources and tips for hosting a local event for just about anything. The company really wants to give back to the communities everywhere while helping small businesses gain reviews from more customers.
Good idea, but I actually REALLY liked Google Maps and the review system there without any additional motivation. It was like a growing community of advices. Then they tied it with Google Plus, and it went dead. :(
That free 1TB of online storage is mighty tempting.
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