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How to Claim a Google Plus Vanity (Custom) URL

Written by Rachel Howe
Back in October, Google announced a fantastic update to Google +: Vanity URLs. This now allows the ability for users to create custom URLs that are easier to remember (like
In order to claim your vanity URL, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a profile photo
  • At least 10 followers
  • An account > 30 days old

Businesses that have a linked website or verified local business can claim their custom URL. More information on verification can be found at the Google + Help Center.
Upon logging into your account, if you are eligible, you will notice a button that says, “get url” at the top of your page.
Custom Google + URL

You can then choose the custom URL:
I love this update because I think it helps tremendously with branding and sharability of content. So what are you waiting for? Go set yours up!
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