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How to Get 100 GB Free Google Drive Space

We all know that Google is a very smart search engine they try new things to attract more people to its services. This time Google offers free 100GB Google Drive space for local guides. Local Guides is a global community of explorers sharing their discoveries on Google Maps. In order to create better maps for India, Google had organized Google Maps Mapathon competition in 2013 among Indian users which was started on Feb 12, 2013 and culminated on March 25, 2013. Read also : How to create custom AdSense Search Engine and Make Money from it.

What is Local Guides



Local Guides is a global community of explorers or map makers sharing their discoveries on Google Maps and help others to find the best spots in a town, make new friends, and unlock exclusive benefits along the way. As a local guide, a map maker can help others to uncover the best of any place's hidden gems. Read also : How to track lost/stolen mobile phone and erase data remotely.

How to Join Local Guides

Many of us has habit to add places like schools, hospitals, restaurants, roads and many more on Google Maps. Local Guides depends on the number of points that you have earned from map making. You can earn points and level up by writing reviews, uploading photos, adding new places, fixing outdated information, and answering simple questions. Each contribution type is worth one point, so you can earn up to five points per place. Read also : How to make money from Google Apps.

  • Level 1 = 0-4 points 
  • Level 2 = 5-49 points 
  • Level 3 = 50-199 points 
  • Level 4 = 200-499 points 
  • Level 5 = 500+ points
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Once you have earned 200 points you are eligible to join Local Guides and you will see a notification message with a link on Google Map Maker "Earn rewards for your contributions. Join Local Guides." under My Activities category. Just click the link Join Local Guides and you will switch to Local Guides page or you can directly copy this url https://www.google.com/local/guides/ and  paste on the address bar of your browser and hit Enter on your keyboard and when the page opens click JOIN NOW. Read also : How to setup AdSense page level ads.

How To Join From Google Map Maker

Once you have earned 200 points or complete Level 3 then you will see a notification message with a link on Google Map Maker "Earn rewards for your contributions. Join Local Guides." under My Activities category. If you will not see the notification message even after earning 200 points or completing Level 3 then switch to My Activities section where you are able to see the notification message. Read also : How to fix HTTP and HTTPS mixed content error.



See the above image how to switch to My Activities section on Google Map Maker. At first click My Neighborhood and then click My Activities. Now you will able to see the notification message with a link. Simply, click on this link to switch to Local Guides page. Read also : How to setup AdSense matched content and ad unit.



After that you need to click JOIN NOW. After joining to Local Guides, click REDEEM DRIVE STORAGE. See the below image. Read also : Boost AdSense earning by blocking low paying ads.



Once you click REDEEM DRIVE STORAGE, you will see the below image. Now you need to click Redeem storage. You can use this space to get everything you care about in drive. After that you will get congratulation message in the next step. Initially, you have this storage for one year only. Read also : How to make your blog Push Notification ready.

It depends on Google whether it will offer for its user to avail this facility for long time or not. Even after the expiry of one year period, your files will stay saved in your Google Drive. If you don't have any more storage space in your Google Drive, you won't be able to add more files unless you remove files or buy storage. Read also : Best screen recording software for windows.



How to Check the Storage

To check your storage you just need to login to Google Photos. Just copy this url  https://photos.google.com and paste on the address bar of your browser and hit Enter on your keyboard. When the page opens click Settings icon (horizontal bars) located left side of top corner. See the below image. Read also : How to auto publish blogger post to Facebook.



After that click Setting. See the below image.



Now you are able to see the available storage in the Google Drive. You will see only the remaining storage that you have left in your drive. In my case, I found 110.9 GB storage left because my Gmail, Google Plus, Google Photos, Google Drive contains some storage already. Read also : Best video calling app for 2G/3G/4G mobile phone.



Thanks for reading the post. Let me know whether you have availed this exciting facility provided by Google. Also let others to experience this post by sharing on your social networks.



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