Should Google give the Pixel 7 Pro to Maps local guides?

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 😀).

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