Google+ Approves More Custom URLs

by Wendy Chamberlain on November 4, 2013

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Are you still wondering how you can shorten your Google+ profile URL? Wonder no more because Google+ has very good news for its users today.

This week, the site has approved more custom URLs that are shorter and easy to recall. Unknown to some of you, this feature has been in place for more than a year now but was only offered to celebrities and brands.

Today, those of you eager to get a custom URL for your Google+ profile can do so but on certain conditions.

The people behind the search engine’s social networking site require users to meet three criteria in order to claim their personalized URL.

First, your G+ profile must have at least 10 followers.

Second, your Google+ account must be at least 30 days old.

Third, you must have a profile photo on your account.

Once you meet these three criteria, you can check out your profile page and start claiming your vanity URL.

It is also worth noting that Google will not approve any web address provided by users. When you try to enter a web address, users will be promoted to select from a list of URLs already approved by the site. A user may only be able to add extra numbers or letters to make the URL more unique.

In addition to the personal profile, businesses and brands that have a linked website or a local business that has been verified can also claim a custom URL for their Google+ page.

A custom URL, also known as vanity URL, is a web address that looks like this http:// This long version is the default one that Google+ provides to people who create an account on the site.

How to Get Your Custom Google+ URL

For more information on how to get your custom Google+ URL, take a look at our blog post here.

Will you be securing your own Google+ URL? Leave a comment below.

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