Episode 15: Perfect Pictures

One of the main activities of local guides is uploading pictures to points of interest (POI) on Google Maps. And it typically gives them a lot of satisfaction when those pictures then get a lot of views, or even get featured (shown as the main image for the POI). In today’s episode we have an interview with an expert in that subject matter: Torben Mauch (@TorM on Local Guides Connect).

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Jan Van Haver 0:06
Hello and welcome to the LetsGuide Podcast, the ultimate podcast for Google Local Guides. Today in episode number 15 titled ‘Perfect pictures’, we have an interview again. One of the main activities of local guides is uploading pictures to points of interest, on Google Maps of course, and it typically gives them a lot of satisfaction when those pictures get a lot of views or even get featured – which means being shown as the main image for that place on Maps. In today’s episode, we have an interview with an expert in that subject matter. It’s Torben Mauch, who you might know from Local Guides Connect where he’s one of the Connect Moderators. His handle there is @TorM.

Jan Van Haver 0:57
Before we really get started, as usual, I want to point out that I’m not an official representative of Google or the local guides team. I’m just a local guide like most of you. Things said in this podcast are therefore my personal interpretation. This episode is recorded at the end of October 2019, and everything is describing the situation as it is today. Should you be listening at a later date, things might obviously have changed. Continue reading “Episode 15: Perfect Pictures”

Episode 14: Meetups

Being a local guide is all about contributing to Google Maps, but at times it can be interesting to exchange information and experiences with other local guides. One of the best ways to do this is attending or even hosting so-called Meetups. In this episode you find out what these Meetups are all about and what typically goes on when local guides meet in real life.

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Jan Van Haver 0:05
Hello, and welcome to yet another episode of the LetsGuide Podcast the ultimate podcast for Google Local Guides. This is already episode number 14. Today we talk about what happens when local guides meet in real life. Being a local guide is all about contributing to Google Maps, as you know, but at times it can be interesting to exchange information and experiences with other local guides. One of the best ways to do this is attending, or even hosting so called Meet-ups. In this episode, you’ll find out what these Meet-ups are all about, and what typically goes on when local guides meet in real life.

Jan Van Haver 0:49
Before we start, I want to point out once again that I am not an official representative of Google. I’m just a local guide myself. Everything I say is there for my personal interpretation of the things that you need to know about being a local guide. I want to emphasize this even more than usual today as there is some very exciting news about me myself as local guide. Stay tuned until the end of the episode to find out what this is all about. Today’s episode is recorded the middle of October 2019, and therefore describing the situation as it is today. If you’re listening at a later date, things might have changed dramatically. Continue reading “Episode 14: Meetups”

Episode 13: News & Updates

The way local guides can and should interact with Google Maps is constantly being updated. What has changed since the last News & Updates podcast episode? What is new? Are there updates for the topics we already covered?

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Jan Van Haver 0:06
Hello, dear listener, and welcome to the LetsGuide Podcast, the ultimate podcast for Google Local Guides. We’re recording episode 13 already today and just as we had in episode number 8, this is an episode about, or with news and updates, as there’s simply so much new stuff going on these days. The way local guides can and should interact with Google Maps is constantly being updated. So what has changed since the last news and updates episode? What is completely new? And are there perhaps updates for topics we already covered? Stay tuned to find out this and much more in episode number 13.

Jan Van Haver 0:51
As usual, at the beginning of the episode, I want to emphasize that I have no official affiliation to Google whatsoever. I am just a local guide, like most of you, and everything I say is therefore my personal interpretation and nothing more than that. The episode today is recorded at the beginning of October 2019, and therefore describing the situation as it is today. Should you be listening at a later date, then perhaps things might have changed, of course. Continue reading “Episode 13: News & Updates”