Custom Google+ URLs Are Here!

by on August 24, 2012 · 9 comments

Sweet! Google is giving out custom URLs for your Google+ profile. I just got an email from them today and claimed mine.

Here’s the email they sent me.

Google Plus Profile Custom URL

I just clicked through to claim it. Now my Google+ Profile URL is:

http://www.google.com/+DonCampbell
which is much nicer than the old profile URL I had to use before:
https://plus.google.com/103293832211164757839/posts

I don’t know how they are determining who get these emails, or how to request this. If anyone knows how you can request your own custom URL please let us know and share it here.

C’mon over to Google+ and add me to one of your circles so we can connect over there too.

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Julie Larson August 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Sweet!!! 🙂

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James Martell August 24, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Yes, this is very cool. Thanks for the heads up.

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Cathy Collins August 28, 2012 at 3:12 am

Just from a visual standpoint the url is much better indeed.

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Andrew Mayor August 29, 2012 at 12:40 am

Feature wise Google + is the shisnick but alas i’m not one for social sharing. I wish they would do some further work on their Reader

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Bruce Bird August 31, 2012 at 4:12 am

Don,
Just added you to my Circles. I noticed your blog post appears as a G+ post. How do you connect the two?

Regards

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Don Campbell September 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hi Bruce,
Thanks for adding me. I’ll add you to mine.
All you have to do is share your blog post on Google+. All of my posts have a “sharing” button that allows you to do that, or you can just take the URL of any blog post, go to Google+, and share it that way.

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Bruce Bird September 2, 2012 at 2:24 am

Don,
What’s your view on whether, as local marketers, we should run our own Google+ Local page rather than use our G+ profile for marketing purposes.
So much of local marketing depends on personal contact that it’s your name rather than your business that tends to get attention – and it’s just another dilution of effort to keep both of them ticking over.

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Don Campbell September 4, 2012 at 9:12 am

Hi Bruce,
My view is that local marketers should promote their Google+ page. Of course there is nothing wrong with having a Google+ Local page too, and Google is going to allow you to combine them at some point in the near future.

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Andriya September 10, 2012 at 12:37 am

That’s really fascinating!

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