How to Claim your Google Plus Vanity URL

Are you embarrassed by your ugly Google+ URL?

Fear not – this post will explain how you can be the envy of your friends/competitors with a shiny new vanity URL.

Last summer Google introduced custom URLs for brands and celebrities with verified profiles.

This meant that Toyota could now use the URL Google.com/+toyota rather than the slightly less memorable plus.google.com/100128670340279447796.

Toyota's Google Plus Profile URL Google are now in the process of rolling out this functionality to users who meet the following criteria:

  1. Have at least 10 followers
  2. Have a profile photo
  3. Have had a profile/page for at leat 30 days

Google's post on the subject explains that you might need to be patient if you don't have the option yet:

Once you meet the eligibility criteria, just visit your profile or page to begin the claiming process. If you don't see the option yet, don't worry: we're expanding availability throughout the week, and you'll see the in-product notice as soon as your custom URL is ready.

Unfortunately you won't have complete control over the URL – you will need to choose from a list which Google considers relevant.

Leave a Reply

NEWSLETTER

Signup

[newsletter]
Processing...
Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
OPTIX TOPIX
Sign up to our monthly newsletter.
ErrorHere