Badges & levels in Google Product Forums

Badges and levels are used to identify certain members of Google Product Forums.


Badges indicate a member's identity or level of participation:

  •  Silver Product Expert: New members who are developing their product knowledge
  •  Gold Product Expert: Trusted members who are knowledgeable, active contributors
  •  Platinum Product Expert: Seasoned members who give advice, mentor, create content, and more
  •  Product Experts Alumni: Past members who are no longer active, but were previously recognized for their help  
  •   Best Answers: This badge is awarded to forum members whose posts have been marked as best answers
  •  Google Employees: Guides and Community Managers who work at Google 
  •  Community Specialists: Google partners who lend their knowledge to help maintain our communities


Levels indicate how much someone participates in a Product Forum. Everyone starts at level 1 and can rise to level 10. These activities can increase your level:

  • Post an answer
  • Have your answer selected as the best answer
  • Have your post rated as helpful
  • Vote up another person’s post
  • Correctly mark a topic or post as abuse
If your posts are marked as abuse and removed from the Forum, your advance to the next level will be slowed.
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