I’ve been an avid Google Maps user for years, I leave reviews and share my photography. I have over 1M photo views and am a local guide level 7.
This got me thinking.
Why aren’t Google giving out a Pixel 7 or 7 Pro to local guides with large photo view counts? It feels good marketing to have a “taken with Pixel” tag on images. All I can think of is they don’t want to get caught out with anticompetitive behaviour.
Don’t get me wrong I have had some free stuff including this cool pin badge above but it feels like a lost opportunity here for Google.
(And yes, maybe I’d like one to test and I’m not a YouTuber 😀).