Yes! This was achieved a few days ago when I received a notification from Google in my inbox.
Blogging about it now because of the hurricane of things happening in my daily life at the moment.
The turning point was when I decided to change my attitude and actively participate in their Google Maps service through their Local Guide program instead of being just a user.
Content is key.
Doesn’t matter if Google
wants to create(s) a massive team of real humans populating their index, or not.
Maps are a platform.
Was this always the case though?
The truth about the present is that the possibilities are plenty (and this is not an extensive list by no means):
- Create your own and keep for your records
- Help Google know you better and customize your experience
- Build communities, local and global alike
- Layer all the things
- Share your findings
- Review, review, review
- Gamification everywhere!
Here’s a link to my profile as a Google Local Guide.
Which mapping service are you using?