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Local Guides love to share their experiences and discoveries on Google Maps and beyond. Below are a few tips to keep in mind when sharing posts here in Local Guides Connect.
Make it relevant. Be sure that what you are posting is relevant to Local Guides and the topic in which you're posting.
Tell us about it. Add a description to your post telling us what makes it relevant and interesting. Adding context to your experiences make them more real.
Share the Google Maps link. Sharing a photo of a beautiful place or talking about a specific place? Add the location of the place on Google Maps to the post and/or link to it in the body of the post. For example, every Harry Potter fan visiting London should stop by Platform 9 3/4!
Add a photo. Did you know that posts with photos are 100% more interesting than posts without photos? Be sure to only share photos you've taken yourself or have permission from the photographer to use. If your photo contains other people, be sure they're cool with it, too.
Don't just add a photo. Tell us about the photo. Where did you take it? Why are you sharing it?
Don't promote. Per the Local Guides program guidelines, promotional posts of any kind are prohibited. Links to your blogs are ok from time to time, but if you are really passionate about a place you discovered or visited, consider sharing your review in the community.
Give likes. Let the author of a post know that you appreciated their post by giving them a like. Go ahead and try it right now with this post! ;)