Tutorial: Get A Google+ Vanity URL

This is not so much a tutorial but a sharing of information.  Enjoy!

One of the main things I hear people complaining about with their Google+ page is that there are too many numbers.  Google+ does not allow a vanity URL as you are used to with Facebook because it makes it open to spammers finding email addresses (remember that many people have Google emails as their main Google+ email).  But, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to remember your numbers to share your page with someone.

All you need to do is head over to gPlus.to and follow the simple directions.

Google Plus Vanity URL

What you will end up with is a much shortened version to add to your business cards or to share with people you talk to.

Instead of this:  https://plus.google.com/116809853932986490640

I now have this:  gplus.to/tobethode


While not what everyone wants, this does help for now.  There is no way of knowing if Google will allow for vanity URLs in the future so this is the best option!  Let me know if you have any problems.  Also, let me know if you have any other Google+ questions to add to my tutorial list!

Be sure to check out all of my Google+ tutorials!


  1. says

    Well I tried a couple times now and this is what it keeps telling me
    Please fill in all fields. & Do not use special characters.
    I only put my name and then the link on the right side and still it won’t do anything. What else do we have to fill in? It won’t scroll down for me.

    • says

      Are you putting in your entire URL? All you need are the numbers. If that is not the problem, come back and let me know and I will see if I can help!

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing this. I was just over there trying to figure it out and could not figure out how to changed my url.

    • says

      I hear ya!

      I am psyched about doing tutorials for Google+. I think being forced to embrace it is making me excited about it. ha!

  3. says

    Fabulous! Thanks.

    Q – is there a way to set blog feed to go directly to G+? Or do I need to upload each post I want to share?

    goodness, I am so new to G+ and have so many questions. :)

    • says

      Thanks for the suggestion! I do have that down but I will tell you that there is no way right now to directly publish to your Google+ page. But, there is a way to streamline your posting… there is an extension that you can add to Chrome that allows you to push your Google+ updates to Twitter and Facebook automatically so it will eliminate some steps. It is called Start Google Plus.

      Let me know any questions you have and I will work on them!

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