Google plus customized URLs


Google have finally allowed Google+ users to create their own customized URL (aka vanity URL) on their profile. Get one now! There are a few basic requirements as stated by Google:

  • Must have a profile pic
  • Have a minimum of 10 followers
  • Be at least 1  month old

Check out my customized URL as an example: www.google.com/+PaulVesely/

This move was well overdue as Facebook have been giving their members customized URL’s (vanity URL’s) for years e.g www.facebook.com/veselypaul

Barry Schawrtz noticed something interesting in the Google Terms of Use that Google ‘may start charging a fee’ which is a great way to make money from companies in my opinion. I’m sure individual users won’t ever have to pay, time will tell if Google choose to activate this charging a fee option.

googleplus-custom-url-terms-of-use-fee

Also note that your Google URL will work with all TLD’s such as an Australian www.google.com.au/+PaulVesely/ or Israeli www.google.co.il/+PaulVesely/

Google+ Statistics

For all those Facebook addicts, don’t forget I have always said that you will eventually migrate over to Google+ not because you want to, or even because it is a better platform (even though it probably will be in the future). You will migrate and find your new haven at Google+ because Google is making it integral to have and up-to-date Google+ active profile so as to be part of the Google world.

Google+ now have:

  • 1.5 billion pics uploaded to Google+ weekly
  • Over 300 million members
  • 540 million people are active on the Google+ network per month

For those who want to see what all the radical new improvements and features of Google+ are, check out this video of Vic Gundotra who is the SVP at Google.

Note: The presentation starts at 12:30mins

Paul Vesely has over 12 years experience in the dynamic online marketing environment instigating marketing solutions for a wide range of businesses to suit their goals. Through understanding a company's target market and aims, Paul has managed to launch a wide variety of online marketing campaigns to increase sales, generate leads, and increase bottom line profit. Paul Vesely's expertise lie in inbound marketing and focus on utilizing search engine optimization, PPC, PR, Social Media and online campaigns to accomplish the client's business goals through online means. The author's views expressed in this blog are his own and do not represent anyone or any other organization's views even if the author is associated with those organizations.