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About Best Practice Guidelines

Jun 2, 2017

Unofficial Best Practice ProgramThe unofficial Local Guides Academy is proud to announce the launch of our Best Practice community program.

We share our unofficial Best Practice Guidelines with the #LocalGuides community to help improve the Connect community forum, by using controlled source documents that are easy to manage.

Not only do we intend to help novice Local Guides, we also aim to limit the outdated clutter on the various Connect forums, which might mislead unaware users.


Welcome to the website of the Unofficial Local Guides Academy. We are an unofficial community for #LocalGuides around the world.
This website and our collaborative community are NOT affiliated by Google. We are also not endorsed or supported by the formal Google Local Guides program.


Local Guides, an official Google program, is a global community of explorers who seek out and celebrate local experiences. Through the reviews you write and the photos you add on Google Maps, you help others feel at home in the world, anywhere they go.
To become a Local Guide, sign up at For questions about this program, visit the official Help Center (

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