A milestone indeed! Did you know that anyone can upload and share photos on Google Maps? It's a simple process—just visit a place, capture a shot with your camera or phone, and upload it. The uploaded photos play a crucial role in helping others visualize the view, understand the size of buildings, and see how a location appears in different lighting conditions.
I started uploading photos about 5-6 years ago, without any specific plan. Whenever Google prompted me to share a photo from a well-known place, I would contribute. One exceptional Saturday afternoon in South Yarra, I walked around Melbourne Grammar School, capturing the atmosphere of its old buildings. Surprisingly, the gates were open, and I didn't encounter anyone. I seized the opportunity to take some photos and later uploaded them.
While I'm not familiar with Google's algorithm, one of my photos ended up being featured and became the main photo for the school. Today, I'm thrilled to announce that my photos have collectively garnered an impressive 1 MILLION views! I never envisioned this outcome, and it still feels surreal, but it fills me with pride.
I tried to upload the link, but unfortunately, my website doesn't allow it. You know what? Just Google it! :-)