I was curious in getting custom URL for my Google plus profile and just a few days back Google notified me to set a custom URL. Finally me ended up with own custom URL for my Google plus profile. I thought of making this as a post and so here we will discuss on how to set custom URL for Google plus profile.
Google plus – A most popular social network that has surpassed Twitter and it will be not a wonder for Google plus if it overcomes Facebook in upcoming years.
Google plus is using some kind of long numbered IDs for new profiles and pages which is difficult to remember and a bit ugly too. If you were active on Google plus then you will be aware of URL like this one below, which is my old URL.
How to get custom URL for Google plus profile – Google plus vanity URL
Google is slowly providing this feature for every users to change their URL for both profile and page and soon you will get that. Here are some points not exactly that I found out personally in order to get custom URL for Google plus profile.
These 4 points are only for user profiles and not for Google plus business pages. However Google will measure the popularity and relevancy of a page to have a custom URL.
There are some who get their custom URL with just 10+ followers. Google measures several factors for the profile to be eligible for custom URL and we cannot predict it exactly. So stay active on Google plus and you will notified soon to set your own custom URL.
How to set custom URL for Google plus profile – Google plus vanity URL
You will be notified via email and in Google plus profile page when you are eligible for setting a custom URL. Based on your profile name Google plus will automatically create a new vanity URL and if you want or if you don’t like then you can request a different one.
Also you will be asked to verify via phone when setting your custom URL
Note: You will not be able to change your Google plus profile URL once you claimed and created. All you can do is just change its display format that is caps to small and small to caps.
Also you don’t need to make changes to your Google Authorship. Your old URL will be redirected to new vanity custom URL.
Gplus.to – Vanity URL for Google plus
For people who are new to Google plus will take time to get their custom URL, so till then you can create your own custom URL using Gplus.to. Gplus.to is a third party URL shortener service which shortens Google plus profile URL to something clear and readable. Just type in your nickname and Google plus profile ID and it will generate like this.
This URL just redirects to your Google plus profile page. Hope this helped on how to set custom URL for Google plus profile and hope to see you soon with your new Google plus vanity URL. Let us see how many after reading this got their own vanity custom URL for Google plus profile. Just leave a comment below. Also circle Blog Time Now on Google Plus as well as circle me.