Google Local Guides is a community that review places all over the world and helps to improve Google Maps. So I decided to become a contributor or a Local Guide because there are some nice benefits in becoming a guide.
Each profile will get points, levels and badges. All those details here. I'm level two at the moment.
Here are my current benefits based on my level:
Level 1: 0+ pointsGet the inside scoop with our monthly newsletter
Join Google-hosted workshops and Hangouts
In select countries, enter into exclusive contests for Local Guides
Join the conversation at Local Guides Connect
Level 2: 5+ points
Get early access to new Google products and features
Promote your own meet-ups on the Local Guides calendar
You can check out the other benefits you may get as you increase in level, here.
I think it really worth it, as higher level you really start to get some awesome benefits like free google drive for 1 year or get feature on Google's official channels. Overall this a great thing to have as an SEO, clients would be impressed and you'll be even closer to Google.
What do you guys think about the benefits of becoming a Google Local Guide?
Any of you already doing it?