A short guide to set a custom URL for your Google+ page – official feature – no third-party vanity URL services involved. Claim your Google+ page URL now!
Good news for Google+ page publishers. Google+ is now offering custom URLs to the pages that carry at least these two requirements: 30 days of age and 10 followers. The custom URL for Google+ pages is a long awaited feature and people were creating vanity URLs using third-party services before that.
A typical Google+ URL looks like:
The short version of Google+ URLs looks pretty and neat like below:
If your Google+ page carries the two requirements that I mentioned above, it’s your time to grab it before anyone else. So, below are the few steps I followed to get a short name for TechAbly:
1. After landing on my Google+ page, I noticed a message flashing in the admin area of my page. The message said “Your page is preapproved for the custom URL: google.com/+Techably” followed by a button Get URL.
2. I clicked on the Get URL button that produced a prompt asking to accept terms. I checked “I agree to the TOS” checkbox and clicked the Change URL button in the dialog.
3. At last, I was asked to verify and confirm this URL change once more. After doing that, I click Confirm choice button in there, and that’s it.
This way, I got a short URL for TechAbly’s Google+ page!
So go, grab the short URL for your page right now before anyone else claims it, hurry!