How to Get a Personalized Google+ URL

Google Plus logoGoogle+ 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,

https://plus.google.com/100133648745019353513

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+.

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Get a personalized Google+ URL with Gplus.to

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.

16 Comments

  1. Chad Manzer

    07/06/2011 at 8:57 pm

    but it’s still closed :(  they need to up their capacity and allow new users in!!!

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  2. gautam behal

    07/08/2011 at 12:30 pm

    working…nice find :)

    Reply

  3. kathy howe

    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”

    Help

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  4. Ahmet Tekin

    07/19/2011 at 9:12 pm

    You can use http://gotoplus.me , it’s make vanity URL for your Google+ Profile like http://gotoplus.me/yourusername

    Reply

  5. reedy

    08/03/2011 at 5:52 am

    Thanx! :)))

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  6. reedy

    08/03/2011 at 5:52 am

    Thanx! :)))

    Reply

  7. Peerland Fire Alarm

    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.

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  8. Arul

    08/22/2011 at 5:40 pm

    Why not simply use your google account name instead as shown below

    profiles.google.com//about

    Reply

  9. Gplus Plus

    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

    Reply

  10. Jawed Iqbal

    11/05/2011 at 3:58 pm

    Beautiful..!  it worked for me. Thank you sir!
    http://gplus.to/jawediqbal

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  11. sharonjackson

    01/10/2012 at 1:38 pm

    Works like a charm. Thank you!

    Reply

  12. yoetama

    01/19/2012 at 2:52 am

    thanks you very much, it’s work

    Reply

  13. James Gilbert

    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.

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  14. Diane Shawe

    04/21/2012 at 9:32 am

    Fantastic, it worked for me ok, although I could not see at first sight evidence that the transition had taken place. gplus.to/expresstrainingcourses
     

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  15. jual jam tangan

    10/17/2012 at 5:26 pm

    I have seen your awareness about this theme when you post it and it really gives an informational message to us readers. I am hoping that you will continue writing this kind of blog. Thanks for sharing this information.

    Reply

  16. Vineet Gupta

    05/30/2013 at 7:21 am

    Hey Thanks buddy for this post :)

    Reply

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