Google+ Q&A: How do you get a Custom URL?

Find out how to get a custom URL which includes a name, rather than a list of numbers, for your Google+ page or profile.

Your custom URL will be easier for people to remember, and easier to share on your marketing materials.

The URL of your Google+ profile or page is the link that directs people to it.

For example the URL of my personal profile is https://plus.google.com/+MelindaSamson and of my business page is https://plus.google.com/+ClickWinningContentAu

Also note that you can’t change your URL once you’ve customised it.

To get a custom URL for a Google+ Personal Profile

In order to be eligible for a Custom URL for a personal profile you must have:

  • a profile photo
  • at least 10 followers
  • and your account must be at least 30 days old.

1. Go to your Profile Page

2. Go to the About Page

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3. Scroll down to Links

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4. The first link is to your Google+ URL. Follow the prompts to create a Custom URL. Google will select the URL that you’ve been approved for, which you can’t change, but you can add a few letters or numbers.

5. To verify the change, you’ll then need to enter a mobile phone number, receive a verification code via SMS and enter the Verification Code.

To get a custom URL for a Google+ Page

To get a custom URL for a Google+ Local page, you need to be a verified business.

For other types of Google+ pages the page must be linked to your website.

Once you’re eligible for a Custom URL on your Google+ Page, Google will pop up a message similar to:

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To accept the Custom URL that Google+ has chosen for your Page, click “get URL” which appears in the black bar, or on your About Page, you can also click “Get URL” at the end of the Contact Information.

So that’s it. Easy as. Go forth and claim your Custom URL if you’re eligible.

Until next time

Melinda

 

About Melinda
Melinda aka Mel is a Premier Google Partner, AdWords & Analytics Consultant, Speaker and Trainer and co-owner of Click-Winning Content. Mel provides results-driven services to Australian businesses and is committed to never using an acronym without explaining it first. She also likes grand slam tennis, cracked pepper and Melbourne sunsets. Please connect at the links below.