Top Contributors are individuals that Google has recognized as experts on particular topics on their forums. According to Google, “Top Contributors are the most active and knowledgeable people you’ll find in Google’s Help Forums. Globally, they help millions of people get their questions answered and keep the forums humming with interesting discussions.”
I have been a Google My Business Top Contributor since 2012. Volunteering on Google’s forums has been a hobby of mine and one I find really enjoyable. As a Top Contributor, I am not employed by Google but do get the benefit of being able to interact directly with the Google Employees that oversee the Google My Business Forum. I have also had the honor of being flown out to Google’s head office several times including the Top Contributors Summit they host bi-annually. My personal highlight of the trip was getting to meet Matt Cutts.