In the near future, we plan to make some changes to the levels of the Help Forum. Today, there are four levels. In the future, new members will start at level 1 and can rise through level 20. Current Help Forum members may see an increase in their current level, but no user should go down.
Keep in mind, you maintain a separate member level for each Google Help Forum you join (so, for instance, Google Reader and YouTube are different forums).
Once you start answering and rating posts in the forum, you'll automatically advance to higher levels based on the number of points you earn for your activity in each forum.
You can earn points toward a higher level for the following activities:
- Posting an answer
- Having your answer selected as the "best answer"