Google’s Local Guides program has more than 120 million members in 24,000 locations globally. They are a largely invisible but indispensable part of the Google Maps experience, providing reviews, images and other content as well as answering questions (Q&A) about local businesses and places.

Now the Guides are about to become more visible. Top Local Guides – determined by points and levels based on contribution activity (i.e., incentivized reviews) - will be presented under the “For You” discovery tab at the bottom of the Google Maps app.