Google+ Offering Vanity URLs To Established Accounts


Google Plus Vanity Page for Social News Daily

If you travel to Google.com/+socialnewsdaily you will find our official Google Plus page. That’s because Google+ on Tuesday began offering vanity URLs to established Google+ accounts.

We didn’t have to apply for our business name, a simple email was sent to our inbox and we just had to click on a Google+ provided box and accept the social platforms terms of service.

If you haven’t received an invitation at this time fret not, Google+ will expand the program throughout the week.

On my personal Google+ account I receive a +Username I did not want, at which point a box asked me to suggest a new name that has not yet been claimed or reserved automatically by the Google+ team.

A vanity URL if you are not familiar with the term is a URL that makes it easier to point your friends, family, and fans to your social network pages. For example my public Facebook page is located at Facebook.com/JamesAKosur

Google+ started testing the vanity URL setup in August 2012 but those accounts were limited to only a select number of business accounts.

So what will you need in order to quality for a Google+ vanity URL? The company listed the following simple requirements:

  • Have a profile photo
  • Have at least 10 followers, and
  • Have an account that’s at least 30 days old.

Brands and businesses that have a linked website or a verified local business can claim a custom URL for their Google+ page as well.

If you need more information check out the Google+ Help Center.

Are you excited to finally be getting your hands on a Google+ Vanity URL?


James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.

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