Contribute to Google Maps and earn points

Sign up to be a Local Guide and get points for contributing content to Google Maps. Collect points to increase your level and get Local Guide benefits. Learn more about Local Guides points and levels.

How to get points

You can get points many ways. Learn how to:

See your points breakdown

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap the Menu Menu and then Your contributions.
  3. Tap on your name.
  4. Your points will appear in your profile. After you make a contribution, it may take up to 24 hours for your points to appear on your profile.

Note: As a Local Guide, you can move up in levels when you earn more points. Learn about the benefits at each level.  

Find content to contribute

You can see a list of things you can do to contribute to Google Maps. Some things on the list:

  • Places to review
  • Photos to add
  • Questions about a place to answer
  • Places that have missing information, like business hours or phone numbers
  • Places with information that need to be verified, like business hours or closures

To find stuff to contribute to Google Maps, follow the steps below.

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap the Menu Menu and then Your contributions and then Contribute.

Note: Only Local Guides Level 2 and above can ask and answer questions about a city. City questions and answers are not available in all regions. Suggested places come from Location Historyand Search History.

How to contribute content

You can add content to Google Maps five ways:

  • Share your experiences using your location and search history.
  • Tag your published food and drink photos to help others decide what to order.
  • Upload photos of the places you've recently visited.
  • Rate places you've been based on your location history.
  • Add reviews to places you've rated.

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