Points, levels and badging

Local Guides points

Earn points by contributing content to Google Maps. Score a place with ratings, describe your experience with reviews, share photographs and videos, provide insights with answers, respond to questions about a place, update information with place edits, add missing places or verify information by checking facts.

Maps contribution Points earned
Review 10 points per review
Review with more than 200 characters 10 bonus points per review
Rating 1 point per rating
Photo 5 points per photo
In-stream video 7 points per video
Answer 1 point per answer
Respond to Q&As 3 points per response
Edit 5 points per edit
Place added 15 points per place added
Road added 15 points per road added
Fact checked 1 point per fact checked

Local Guides levels

Reach higher levels as you earn points for your contributions.

Level Points Badge
Level 1 0 points No badge
Level 2 15 points No badge
Level 3 75 points No badge
Level 4 250 points
Level 5 500 points
Level 6 1,500 points
Level 7 5,000 points
Level 8 15,000 points
Level 9 50,000 points
Level 10 100,000 points

Please note that your points and level can take up to 24 hours to be updated. Points do not expire, though they may decrease if content is removed for violating our policies. Remain an active contributor on Google Maps to be eligible for perks and early access to new features.

Programme requirements

Keep contributing to receive all programme perks. For some perks, we give priority to Local Guides who consistently contribute each month.

Find your Local Guides level
  1. Make sure that you have the latest version of Google Maps
  2. Touch the menu Menu
  3. Touch Your contributions
  4. Your level and total points count will be displayed

Please note your profile may take up to 24 hours to be updated.

Learn more about perks

Get recognised as you earn more points.

Earn the Local Guides badge

Local Guides Level 4 and above receive the badge in Google Maps as a perk.

Private reviews, edits or photos

Reviews, edits or photos marked private by Google are in violation of our policies and are visible only to you. Private reviews, edits or photos do not count toward your Local Guides level.

My points went down. What happened?

Points may be deducted if your contribution is determined to be in violation of our content policy. Contributions that violate our policies don't count towards your Local Guides level.

Do my points expire?

Based on our current points and benefits structure, contributions made to points of interest or businesses that are on Google Maps do not expire. Contributions made to businesses that have closed permanently and have been removed from Google Maps will not count towards your Local Guides level.