Customize Profile URLs in Google Plus Social Network


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Getting your links shared in social media is what an SEO expert mainly focuses on, in socializing the business website. Let me help you in understanding what value added opportunities Google Plus has for online users and SEOs.

I can bet that if you are blessed with the Google Plus invitation, then you must be enjoy the new interface to the fullest as Google has provided much easier interface and options for a normal user to get more socialized among his/her social network.

Link sharing is what everybody is doing to express their views and likeness among their social circles but sharing aGoogle Plus Short URL Logo link URL which is too long to read for a reader is what makes a mess in the community. What if you see the URL of your favorite name, pet name, cool words and anything you want to write becomes the part of your URL? Excited? I am too when I discovered about the customization feature of URL in Google Plus. As I am an SEO Professional myself, so this really made me shout WOW! So here I am with my SEO tips to help you how and what can you customize in your URL to make it as short as you can.

Step 1: Keywords are the Key

You just need to go to the Google Plus website at “” and in other tab open your profile of Google Plus social network.  In the left section write the name you want to see in the URL which may be any word of your choice or the targeted keywords.

Step 2:  Pasting the Profile URL

When you are done in deciding the profile name then it’s time to paste profile URL from Google Plus which will look like this:

The idea is just to copy the digit part of the url which I have made bold and paste it in Google Plus ID section.

Step 3: Add to Get Customized URL

Here comes the final round to step on and get your customized short URL which will redirect to your actual Google Plus user profile. Press “Add” button and the tool will tell you whether your written nick name is available or not. If the nick name is available then the URL will be automatically shorten.

The shortened Google Plus URL will be like

This magic URl is the short URL to my Google Plus profile which will automatically redirect you from this mentioned URL to

which is the actual Google Plus profile URL.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jason Marshal July 12, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Shortening URL is really a good SEO technique which we can use to show our profile link in the way we like others to see. Amazing idea by Google Plus.

Rafaquat Ali July 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Thanks Faisal,

I really admire your work for us, providing us with the creative and very informative news about Google plus social networking.

As I have evaluated the tool, its really a mind blowing feature for my Google Plus profile.

Keep it up buddy.

Rafaquat Ali
SEO Expert

Salman July 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Really informative and a great post to read. I agree that targeted keywords in the URL are the key success factor that helps your website to come on top ranks and is highly recommended way of doing SEO by Google. Search bots index these pages very fast.

Anjum SEO Expert July 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Thanks for keeping us updated about the Google plus social activities. This really helps and is very simple tool to make the ugly URL, a keyword optimized URL.

Moser Kostas July 15, 2011 at 12:18 am

Thanks for the guidance! I have already created my personal short link according to your step bu step process. :)
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Faisal July 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Hi Moser,

That’s great that you have now made your short URL for your profile. SO how are you planning to use it in your social network?



Faisal July 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Hi Anjum,

Thanks for your valuable contribution. So, have you tried shortening your profile URL? if yes how are you now planning to use that profile in your social networks?



Erin Yezek July 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm

You have some good thoughts! Perhaps I ought to consider about attempting this myself.

Faisal July 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Hi Erin,

Did you try the customized URL of GPlus? What are your experiences?



Sarah Farrukh February 18, 2012 at 8:23 am

thanks for cool tips but is this google+’s official or other?
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Ahmad Wali February 19, 2012 at 7:26 am

No, it is not Google Plus official, but a good tool to customize ugly looking Google plus address.

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