How to Get a Personalized Google+ URL
Google+ is gaining traction now that more users can get in, but if you want to link to your Google+ profile you are stuck with a unique 21 character number to point users to your profile. If you have a unique name you can get away with asking people to search for you, but the rest of us need something better.
Enter Gplus.to, a free shortlink generator for Google+ profiles that turns your impossible to remember Google+ URL into something you can share in a conversation, put on a business card or simply remember.
To get your personalized Google+ URL, open your Google+ profile and copy the long strong of numbers right after “Google.com/”. You should see something link the following,
Copy the 21 digit string of numbers that you never have a hope of remembering and head over to Gplus.to. Here you can choose a Google+ nickname between 3 and 25 characters long, which will direct users to your Google+ Profile.
Instead of the incoherent URL above, I now have Gplus.to/JoshSmith as my Google+ url. It’s easy to remember and manageable enough to put on a business card if Google+ takes off. This is also more convenient than giving my personal email address to anyone who wants to try to look me up on Google+.
Sure, you could create your own landing page or redirect, but for the average user, Gplus.to is the perfect solution to Google’s long profile pages. I wouldn’t be surprised is Google decides to offer easier URLs, like Facebook does, but until then you can snag your nickname at Gplus.to.
If you don’t have Google+, you can sign up for a free Google+ account by hitting up the Google+ homepage. If you want to know more about the service, check out our previous coverage, including why Android owners should be especially excited.
07/06/2011 at 8:57 pm
but it’s still closed :( they need to up their capacity and allow new users in!!!
07/08/2011 at 12:30 pm
working…nice find :)
07/09/2011 at 10:04 pm
When I put in a name, even all my initials which no one else would use, I get “that Google+ ID is already registered for” What does that mean. Another name and it may say that “nickname is already being used”
07/19/2011 at 9:12 pm
You can use https://gotoplus.me , it’s make vanity URL for your Google+ Profile like https://gotoplus.me/yourusername
08/03/2011 at 5:52 am
08/03/2011 at 5:52 am
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08/08/2011 at 9:23 am
But I don’t still understand whats the use of all this we can use our normal gmail account for accessing Google +,I usually do like that way.
08/22/2011 at 5:40 pm
Why not simply use your google account name instead as shown below
10/30/2011 at 7:03 pm
another alternative: 4Gplus.me
-> custom URL
-> edit your nickName for many times
-> access analytics from your nickName
-> is free
11/05/2011 at 3:58 pm
Beautiful..! it worked for me. Thank you sir!
01/10/2012 at 1:38 pm
Works like a charm. Thank you!
01/19/2012 at 2:52 am
thanks you very much, it’s work
04/20/2012 at 2:07 pm
gplus.to/james2805228 This is my new URL and I am glad i found this site. It really helps out with people trying to find you. Thanks and if you see this message and have Google Plus be sure to add me to your circle.
04/21/2012 at 9:32 am
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