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Announcing new levels & ways to help your community

Google Moderator

 

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We know Local Guides love discovering new places on Google Maps and helping others make better decisions. Many of you have also shared feedback about the program over the last year, and we’ve listened.

 

We rolled out new levels, new badges, and an update that rewards even more points for your contributions that help people most.

 

More ways to contribute and points that reflect your impact

Higher impact contributions, like being the first to add a place on the map or leaving a thoughtful review, earn more points. We’ve also added more ways to contribute. Local Guides can now earn points for rating places and checking facts on the map added by others. Points will be awarded to contributions you’ve already made, and will be updated with the new changes. You may have even changed levels.

 

Contribution Points.png 


Instant recognition

You’re now instantly recognized for your contributions. A “thank you” screen will display how many points you’ve earned for contributions like reviews and photos.

 

ThankYou.png

Reach new levels

Along with the updated points, come five new levels. That’s right, you can now reach up to level 10, a status we know many of you have been eager to attain.

With these new levels come fantastic new badges for levels 4 through 10. This allows you to update your badge with each milestone, and stand out as a top Local Guide. These badges will appear next to profile photos for Local Guides on Google Maps and across relevant Google channels.  

 

Levels+Badges.png

 

For example, this means I, Traci, went from Level 5 with 3,294 points...

 

Before.png

 

 

...to being Level 8 with 37,270 points:

 

 

After.png

 

 

New perk

In celebration of the launch, eligible Local Guides Level 4 to 10 can earn a 3-month Google Play Music subscription and 75% off a movie rental from Google Play Movies. There’s still time to level up before the August 31, 2017 deadline. Learn more.

 

PlayPerk.jpg

 

Want to see your new level? Visit your contributions

Don't yet see the new levels and points? Be sure to have the latest version of the Google Maps app

 

As always, if you have any questions about the Local Guides program, visit the Local Guides Help Center.

488 Comments
Level 7

Ohh, thats 75% off a movie rental...

Local guidesに不満を持っている人は多いようです。

これは,Googleのイメージダウンに繋がります。

しかし,Local guidesのポイント制度に不満を持っている人の多くは,口コミをメインに行っていた人が多いことにも問題があります。

私はLocal guides 360 photographerです。


実際にいろいろな場所に行って,360° photoの撮影や、実際に行動をすることで、いろいろなお店などの変化にも気付き、場所の編集などもしています。

phtographerとしましては、口コミをメインに行っている人とは労力が違います。

Googleへの貢献度も違います。


私はGoogleの新しいポイント制度を一定の基準で評価します。

しかし、Googleも欲が出ています。Local guidesは、ほとんどGoogleに対する慈善事業のようなものです。ポイント制度が過酷すぎることは否めません。

多くのLocal guidesがLocal guidesを辞めるか、貢献頻度が落ちることでしょう。

Level 7

@TraciC As per calculation my points should me 32853, level 8. But now I only got 6,183 points level 7. What should I do ?

Level 7

Hi! Could someone explain to me if road edits are counted as "Edits"? As I get reports of published edits, but dont seem to get any points.

@EdmundasJ There is separate measure known as road length. It must be counted there in miles/Kms. But this comes when you add a new feature. I don't know if you are talking about editing exiting road or totally new addition ?

@CapitalH Did you calculate it from number of edits you have made and then multiplied points as per shown in table ?

Level 7

@LastManStanding I'm specifically talking about adding road names (to multiple segments of road) and reporting missing/closed roads.

Level 9

Saudações

 

Acredito que o nível de dificuldade não aumentou, entretanto, o sistema está mais seletivo, respostas completas e precisas são mais valorizadas, e todos os campos devem ser preenchidos. Muitos não realizam cem por centos das questões, agora você tem que fazer se quiser subir na pontuação.

 

Observação: O sistema ainda permite a criação do mesmo lugar mais de uma vez.

 

Boa sorte a todos e bom trabalho.

Level 7

I hope the admin is more wise the subject of the original edit, because i'm feel a will people for use tool editing and review.

complete coment in indonesia language " admint from indonesia please come here" :
saya berharap admin google map lebih bijak lagi melihat setiap orang yang telah mengedit peta, karena, saya merasakan akan banyak sekali orang yang mengedit peta di edit ulang kembali dan di edit kembali terus menerus padahal nama tempat tersebut sama, seperti itu tujuannya. dan ini menjadi sebuah peluang untuk mendapatkan poin bagi yang asal mengejar target level di map.
sedangkan sebagian local guides yang lain berharap peta google bersih dan tidak kacau karena edit berulang ulang.
Terlepas dari itu semau terimakasih. ini sebuah penghargaan bagi kami yang ingin selalau melihat google map lebih up to date. dan bersih dari spam tempat dan review.


TraciC wrote:

 

Points.gif

 

We know Local Guides love discovering new places on Google Maps and helping others make better decisions. Many of you have also shared feedback about the program over the last year, and we’ve listened.

 

We rolled out new levels, new badges, and an update that rewards even more points for your contributions that help people most.

 

More ways to contribute and points that reflect your impact

Higher impact contributions, like being the first to add a place on the map or leaving a thoughtful review, earn more points. We’ve also added more ways to contribute. Local Guides can now earn points for rating places and checking facts on the map added by others. Points will be awarded to contributions you’ve already made, and will be updated with the new changes. You may have even changed levels.

 

Contribution Points.png 



Level 8
Describe everything in Photo

@kmaiyuran These level are mainly to classify the LGs. It doesn't say you are bound to add this much work by certain time. You need to be neutral while doing you work not to be driven by points and rewards. If work is consistent everything will come easily.

Level 6

Great updated.. Keep on moving level .. :D

Level 7

A helpful update - thank you. One suggestion for Googlers and also for reviewers (which is quite subjective, based on my own experience as a reviewer): I believe the photos should not be 5 points PER photo, because many people post the same or simliar photos as those already posted. I am fairly judicious about which photos I post - and try to always check which photos are already there before I upload a photo (how many photos of a frothy Capuccino do we really need?). I usually aim for two helpful or interesting photos that haven't already appeared. Even with more points offered for more photos, I'll continue to go with "curated restraint" to not photo-spam the system. I do really love the new "thank you" pop up among the recent changes. As a "gamified" system, I find the immediate recognition very motivating - so cheers for that (and for keeping us interested and contributing, in general) - Great work to Google Local Guides organizers - and to @traciC for this post. Signing off from sunny Charlotte, NC, USA. Go Local Guides! (that's us). :)

Enjoing be a part of Google 


TraciC wrote:

 

Points.gif

 

We know Local Guides love discovering new places on Google Maps and helping others make better decisions. Many of you have also shared feedback about the program over the last year, and we’ve listened.

 

We rolled out new levels, new badges, and an update that rewards even more points for your contributions that help people most.

 

More ways to contribute and points that reflect your impact

Higher impact contributions, like being the first to add a place on the map or leaving a thoughtful review, earn more points. We’ve also added more ways to contribute. Local Guides can now earn points for rating places and checking facts on the map added by others. Points will be awarded to contributions you’ve already made, and will be updated with the new changes. You may have even changed levels.

 

Contribution Points.png 


Instant recognition

You’re now instantly recognized for your contributions. A “thank you” screen will display how many points you’ve earned for contributions like reviews and photos.

 

ThankYou.png

Reach new levels

Along with the updated points, come five new levels. That’s right, you can now reach up to level 10, a status we know many of you have been eager to attain.

With these new levels come fantastic new badges for levels 4 through 10. This allows you to update your badge with each milestone, and stand out as a top Local Guide. These badges will appear next to profile photos for Local Guides on Google Maps and across relevant Google channels.  

 

Levels+Badges.png

 

For example, this means I, Traci, went from Level 5 with 3,294 points...

 

Before.png

 

 

...to being Level 8 with 37,270 points:

 

 

After.png

 

 

New perk

In celebration of the launch, eligible Local Guides Level 4 to 10 can earn a 3-month Google Play Music subscription and 75% off a movie rental from Google Play Movies. There’s still time to level up before the August 31, 2017 deadline. Learn more.

 

PlayPerk.jpg

 

Want to see your new level? Visit your contributions

Don't yet see the new levels and points? Be sure to have the latest version of the Google Maps app

 

As always, if you have any questions about the Local Guides program, visit the Local Guides Help Center.


 

 

Level 5

Inspiring News @TraciC. Thanks for Update..Google with our Country Flag. NEPALGoogle with our Country Flag. NEPAL


TraciC wrote:

 

Points.gif

 

We know Local Guides love discovering new places on Google Maps and helping others make better decisions. Many of you have also shared feedback about the program over the last year, and we’ve listened.

 

We rolled out new levels, new badges, and an update that rewards even more points for your contributions that help people most.

 

More ways to contribute and points that reflect your impact

Higher impact contributions, like being the first to add a place on the map or leaving a thoughtful review, earn more points. We’ve also added more ways to contribute. Local Guides can now earn points for rating places and checking facts on the map added by others. Points will be awarded to contributions you’ve already made, and will be updated with the new changes. You may have even changed levels.

 

Contribution Points.png 


Instant recognition

You’re now instantly recognized for your contributions. A “thank you” screen will display how many points you’ve earned for contributions like reviews and photos.

 

ThankYou.png

Reach new levels

Along with the updated points, come five new levels. That’s right, you can now reach up to level 10, a status we know many of you have been eager to attain.

With these new levels come fantastic new badges for levels 4 through 10. This allows you to update your badge with each milestone, and stand out as a top Local Guide. These badges will appear next to profile photos for Local Guides on Google Maps and across relevant Google channels.  

 

Levels+Badges.png

 

For example, this means I, Traci, went from Level 5 with 3,294 points...

 

Before.png

 

 

...to being Level 8 with 37,270 points:

 

 

After.png

 

 

New perk

In celebration of the launch, eligible Local Guides Level 4 to 10 can earn a 3-month Google Play Music subscription and 75% off a movie rental from Google Play Movies. There’s still time to level up before the August 31, 2017 deadline. Learn more.

 

PlayPerk.jpg

 

Want to see your new level? Visit your contributions

Don't yet see the new levels and points? Be sure to have the latest version of the Google Maps app

 

As always, if you have any questions about the Local Guides program, visit the Local Guides Help Center.



TraciC wrote:

 

Points.gif

 

We know Local Guides love discovering new places on Google Maps and helping others make better decisions. Many of you have also shared feedback about the program over the last year, and we’ve listened.

 

We rolled out new levels, new badges, and an update that rewards even more points for your contributions that help people most.

 

More ways to contribute and points that reflect your impact

Higher impact contributions, like being the first to add a place on the map or leaving a thoughtful review, earn more points. We’ve also added more ways to contribute. Local Guides can now earn points for rating places and checking facts on the map added by others. Points will be awarded to contributions you’ve already made, and will be updated with the new changes. You may have even changed levels.

 

Contribution Points.png 


Instant recognition

You’re now instantly recognized for your contributions. A “thank you” screen will display how many points you’ve earned for contributions like reviews and photos.

 

ThankYou.png

Reach new levels

Along with the updated points, come five new levels. That’s right, you can now reach up to level 10, a status we know many of you have been eager to attain.

With these new levels come fantastic new badges for levels 4 through 10. This allows you to update your badge with each milestone, and stand out as a top Local Guide. These badges will appear next to profile photos for Local Guides on Google Maps and across relevant Google channels.  

 

Levels+Badges.png

 

For example, this means I, Traci, went from Level 5 with 3,294 points...

 

Before.png

 

 

...to being Level 8 with 37,270 points:

 

 

After.png

 

 

New perk

In celebration of the launch, eligible Local Guides Level 4 to 10 can earn a 3-month Google Play Music subscription and 75% off a movie rental from Google Play Movies. There’s still time to level up before the August 31, 2017 deadline. Learn more.

 

PlayPerk.jpg

 

Want to see your new level? Visit your contributions

Don't yet see the new levels and points? Be sure to have the latest version of the Google Maps app

 

As always, if you have any questions about the Local Guides program, visit the Local Guides Help Center.

Level 7

Why not Google Maps can't Pay for points like How Youtube Views Paying ??

Thanks @TraciC

I was away from LGC for a few days however I was making contributions through Maps. Thanks for the update,

Level 7

instead of silly coupons, why dont google contribute to the LG contributers a cell phone,so it could be very efficient in maps, all images, may be from same, quality,

Level 7

I & All The Local Guide Giving Unlimited Thanx To Google & Google Maps For Annoucing new levels & ways to help your community.

Level 4
Mantap Jiwaaaa
Level 8

@TraciC I loved the new colourfull badges and all... thanks a lot for this update!!! :) :)

Level 7

This is really awesome!! :) 

Level 7

This update brings really more fairness that the system before. Nobody used to answer questions or do other required stuff to bring more quality to Google Maps.

I got the perks... Awesome :)

Thanks Google 

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Не интересно :( Я уже 10 уровня. Надо было делать 20...30...50 уровней
Level 7
هل يوجد مستوى أعلى من العاشر ؟

@TraciC - Will there be a section for exclusive access at different levels? I noticed that the level 5 forum is no longer an option.


Level 7

I love the new update, it's a wonderful incentive for contributions. Here's to Local Guides Summit 2018! :)


Level 10

I guess that like Google Map new levels and points, some thing is also coming with regard to Google Street View. Let us hope so.

Definitely, SV pictures must have more points than still pics. What do you think?

Level 9

I was surprised when i saw my points increased drastically overnight. I thought its a bug until read about the changes.

Welcome development.

Level 6

Hi al,

 

Do someone ells have the same problem that the conversion of the points to the new system went wrong?

 

I sould have approx 504 reviews, but only got 2...

 

Also I could not find some e-mail to contact google about it.

 

Thanks 

Great news,,,like it ..

Level 8

Hi, I just wanted to give a feedback about the new system. I so much love it. Now my places gets approved while I supply correct infos immediately. This is awesome. Thanks for making it so much easier and helpful now 👍👍👍👍.Approved PlacesApproved Places

 

 

Level 2

Good .....

Level 5

i was hoping for more perks and differentiation between the levels :))

Level 8

Спасибо за чудесную информацию...

 

ПРОСТО СУПЕР!!!

Level 5

Great💕

tats cool!


TraciC wrote:

 

Points.gif

 

We know Local Guides love discovering new places on Google Maps and helping others make better decisions. Many of you have also shared feedback about the program over the last year, and we’ve listened.

 

We rolled out new levels, new badges, and an update that rewards even more points for your contributions that help people most.

 

More ways to contribute and points that reflect your impact

Higher impact contributions, like being the first to add a place on the map or leaving a thoughtful review, earn more points. We’ve also added more ways to contribute. Local Guides can now earn points for rating places and checking facts on the map added by others. Points will be awarded to contributions you’ve already made, and will be updated with the new changes. You may have even changed levels.

 

Contribution Points.png 


Instant recognition

You’re now instantly recognized for your contributions. A “thank you” screen will display how many points you’ve earned for contributions like reviews and photos.

 

ThankYou.png

Reach new levels

Along with the updated points, come five new levels. That’s right, you can now reach up to level 10, a status we know many of you have been eager to attain.

With these new levels come fantastic new badges for levels 4 through 10. This allows you to update your badge with each milestone, and stand out as a top Local Guide. These badges will appear next to profile photos for Local Guides on Google Maps and across relevant Google channels.  

 

Levels+Badges.png

 

For example, this means I, Traci, went from Level 5 with 3,294 points...

 

Before.png

 

 

...to being Level 8 with 37,270 points:

 

 

After.png

 

 

New perk

In celebration of the launch, eligible Local Guides Level 4 to 10 can earn a 3-month Google Play Music subscription and 75% off a movie rental from Google Play Movies. There’s still time to level up before the August 31, 2017 deadline. Learn more.

 

PlayPerk.jpg

 

Want to see your new level? Visit your contributions

Don't yet see the new levels and points? Be sure to have the latest version of the Google Maps app

 

As always, if you have any questions about the Local Guides program, visit the Local Guides Help Center.


 

Level 5

Super progetto

 

Level 6

bu təklif üçün təşəkkür edirik. bu mənə kömək edir


TraciC yazırdı:

 

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Biz yerli Guides Google Maps yeni yerlər kəşf sevgi və yardım başqaları daha yaxşı qərarlar qəbul bilirik. Bir çox da son bir il ərzində proqramı haqqında rəy danışdılar və biz qulaq etdik.

 

W e yeni səviyyəsi, yeni döş nişanları, və insanların çoxu kömək etmək töhfələrinə görə daha çox xal mükafatlandırar bir güncelleştirme bazara.

 

təsir əks More qatqı təmin etmək yolları və bal

Ali təsir fəaliyyətləri, xəritədə bir yer əlavə etmək üçün ilk olan və ya bir düşüncəli baxış tərk kimi, daha çox xal qazanmaq. Biz də qatqı təmin etmək daha yolları əlavə etdik. Yerli Kılavuzları İndi xal əldə edə bilərsiniz reytinq yerlərdəxəritədə yoxlanılması faktlar başqaları tərəfindən əlavə edib. Points siz artıq etdik töhfələr təltif olunacaq və yeni dəyişikliklər updated olacaq. Siz hətta dəyişib səviyyəsi ola bilər.

 

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Instant tanınması

İndi anında töhfələrinə görə tanınmış edirik. A "təşəkkür edirəm" ekran baxır və photos kimi töhfələrinə görə əldə etdiyiniz necə çox xal göstərilir.

 

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yeni səviyyəsi olmaq

Yenilənir bal ilə yanaşı, gəlib beş yeni səviyyəsi . Bu doğru, indi səviyyəsi 10 qədər çata bilər, bir status biz bir çox əldə etmək istəyən olmuşdur bilirik.

Bu yeni səviyyəsi 10 vasitəsilə səviyyəsi 4 fantastik yeni nişanlar gəlir Bu hər bir mərhələ ilə nişan yeniləmə və bir üst Yerli Guide kimi həyata durmaq üçün imkan verir. Bu nişanlar Google Maps və müvafiq Google kanallar arasında yerli Kılavuzları üçün photos profili yanında görünür.  

 

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Məsələn, bu mən, Traci, 3.294 xalla Level 5 getdi deməkdir ...

 

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... 37.270 xalla Level 8 olan:

 

 

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New dikmek

Başlanması qeyd ildə bilərlər Local Guides Level 4 10 Google Kino Play 3 aylıq Google bir film icarə off Musiqi abunə və 75% pulsuz əldə edə bilərsiniz. Avqust 31, 2017 son əvvəl səviyyədə hələ vaxt var. Daha ətraflı məlumat .

 

PlayPerk.jpg

 

Yeni səviyyəsi görmək istəyirsiniz? Ziyarət Sizin töhfələr

Hələ yeni səviyyəsi və xal görmürlərmi? Üçün əmin olun Google Maps app son versiyasını

 

Yerli Kılavuzları proqram haqqında hər hansı bir sualınız varsa, həmişə olduğu kimi, müraciət Yerli Kılavuzları Yardım Mərkəzi.


 

Level 6

new level is just awesome! 

:-)

Level 6

@TraciCI noticed today that I am loosing my points earned. What is happening ???? Please just let me know why this is happening.

Level 8

@Shiranga 

Have a look what our Community Moderator @ermest says. 

It happens sometimes, due probably to an update of the database.

If you do a search you will find a lot of old post about this issue. Don't spend time reading all, just go to the end of every topic and you will see that, oh a few hours / days all the points are back.

So enjoy mapping and wait a bit. It is not a real problem.

.

.

Happy Mapping 

Level 7

Coincido en el avance que significan estos ultimos cambios, se agradecen, pero siendo Maps una
herramienta de tanta potencia y utilidad, creo debian aprovechar este
"impulso" y atender con mas agilidad a las observaciones de los
localguides sobre todo en lo relacionado con los errores en los mapas.

Tengo MALAS EXPERIENCIAS al respecto: he reportado innumerables veces
errores en los mapas de la Ciudad -hablo de meses atras- y nada ha
pasado.

¡Ojala esta nueva estrategia alcance a abarcar este penoso asunto!

Level 7

Realmente...ALGO ANDA MAL despues de los nuevos cambios con el conteo de los puntos!!!

 

Despues de llevar 4 dias sin variacion en el contador de puntos (tenia mas de 4200) hoy por fin se "actualiza", y perdi 300 ...300, no 30, o sea, todos los nuevos aportes (incluyendo 3 sitios nuevos y varias fotos) se perdieron o -simplemente- contaron en contra????

 

Es FRUSTRANTE esta situacion, en la que los  localguides no sabemos como se opera el tema de la puntuacion (no esta funcionando como se explico teoricamente) y ademas, los puntos NO SE OTORGAN DE INMEDIATO como se aseguro inicialmente: pasan horas y hasta dias en q no se sabe q sucedera.

 

Hoy perdi 300 puntos. ¿Que sucedera mañana? Voy a mirar con temor el contador....

Level 6

@deepakjhic

Thanks for your support.

 

I checked now and noticed I have lost more points. All together something around 1000 points. Anyway will see.

Level 5

@TraciC What about updated Perks, like getting to particiapate in product testing, a chance to attend the Local Guides Conference, etc at different levels?

That was amazing.

Level 7

@TraciC , Looks like there is an error . My rating count = 7 & my review count is 1000+. Ideally, my ratings count should also be 1000+ since a review is not possible without a rating. I find that for every new review I add, I get 5+1 points. But for my older reviews, I got only 7 points for ratings (instead of 1134+7) points for ratings. i.e., reviews got me only 5 points - the rating which was provided along with the review was not considered for points.

When the points were revised, there seems to have been an error. can you pls look into this?

Level 7

Albricias: recuperé los puntos... aunque debo reconocer q a cada rato vuelvo a mirar, a ver si no han vuelto a desaparecer!!!

 

Realmente, algunos comentarios q he leido a raíz del problema con Maps me han dejado preocupado: se dice con total naturalidad q "esto ha pasado otras veces, y despues los puntos VUELVEN SOLOS", como si estos no fueran procesos diseñados y ejecutados por seres humanos. ¡ASOMBROSO, NO?!