Get a Vanity URL on Google+

Real Estate Agent with Indiana Realty Grp IN #RB14028721

How to get your NAME instead of NUMBERS for Google+ .... Learn how to Get Your Own customized URL, (a Google+ link with your name in it), also known as a Vanity URL...

Whether you love it or hate it, Google+ is gaining popularity.  To the tune of 40+ Million users.  But are you as annoyed as I was with the long URL's?  There is just something about being labeled a number that tends to irk me.  That is, until I found this great idea.  You've probably already got your personalized links for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, & YouTube - so why not keep your image uniform in appearance?   Although Google+ doesn't have this option within it yet, here's a different approach...

STEP 1: Open your Google+ account.  Click on your name, which will take you to your profile page.

STEP 2:  Look at the top address bar to find your current URL.  It will look something like this:

STEP 3:  Copy (highlight then press <ctrl C >) the long group of numbers only:

STEP 4:  Go to and you should see a screen like this:

STEP 5:  Choose your vanity Nickname in the left-hand box, then paste or enter you’re the string of numbers from STEP 3.  Click “add”. Now you’ve created your own vanity URL!  Occasionally, it will redirect you away from this page.  Don’t worry.  Just go to your web address bar and type it in.

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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Interesting.  I bookmarked this for later.  Thanks.  Have a great holiday weekend.

Nov 23, 2011 02:49 AM #1
Gabrielle Jeans
WebTech Dezine, Gabrielle Jeans Real Estate Coach - Toronto, ON
Real Estate Web Solution, Real Estate Trainer and Coach

It is great to have a vanity URL for Google Plus as opposed to explaining to people the long URL Google plus originally comes with. Thanks for sharing this Kimi.

Nov 23, 2011 02:51 AM #2
Greg Gillespie
GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc - Tupelo, MS
CRS / Broker Owner

Great idea Kimi.  I'm going to try that this afternoon.  I just signed into google+ a couple of months ago, but really hadn't done anything with it because there is just so many other things to do.  I agree, that google will catch up, especially with their service like facetime that you can setup a group meeting.    And its free....Keep posting and thanks again...

Nov 23, 2011 02:54 AM #3
Rick Irving
My Texas Home Real Estate - Fort Worth, TX
Rick Irving Knows Real Estate

Kimi, Thanks for the informaiton. On activerain you don't learn something new everyday you learn something new on every blog you read. I will put your information to use today!

"Your Texas Connection"

Nov 23, 2011 02:59 AM #4
Christine Cumming
Real Estate Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Watsonville - Santa Cruz, CA
Real Estate Santa Cruz and beyond 831.588.7767

Thanks Kimi,  I went straight to google and changed mine.  I'm now ChristineSantaCruz.   Thank you, I love ActiveRain, the willingness to share by fellow members is just so nice!

Christine, Santa Cruz Ca

Nov 23, 2011 03:22 AM #5
Kimi Sharp
Indiana Realty Grp - Lafayette, IN

Happy to help. @Ron, if you like to Bookmark things for later (very good habit for staying focused on priorities), you may want to check out the Evernote application. I love it.

Nov 23, 2011 07:12 AM #6
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