Signed up to be a Google Local Guide a while back, mostly because I thought it might be a good way to promote a lot of the Little Guys businesses that I frequent that have zero advertising budget. Especially for a new place opening up, just a picture of their hours on the door can help out. All the pictures get uploaded to Google Maps, and there’s a place to post reviews, all and answer questions, etc.
So, I’m wondering if it’s effective. Do you check any of this on Google Maps, or are you sticking with Yelp? I’m really interested in your answers if you own or manage a business!
If nothing else, it’s an excuse to work on my mobile photography. Unlike a YouTube channel, there’s no monetary benefit, but you might get a pair of socks out of the deal.