Tutorial: Get A Google+ Vanity URL

by Stefany on November 27, 2011

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!

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Jennifer M November 28, 2011 at 6:00 am

Just what I was searching for, thanks Stefany.
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Stefany November 28, 2011 at 8:08 pm

You are welcome!


Danielle S November 28, 2011 at 10:23 am

This is super perfect! Thank you so much.
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Stefany November 28, 2011 at 8:08 pm

You are welcome Danielle!


Owen's Mom November 28, 2011 at 10:55 am

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. :)
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Stefany November 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

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!


Stefany November 28, 2011 at 11:06 am

That is available for FF too!


Nanny Anna November 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Thanks for sharing this! My new vanity url is: gplus.to/NannyAnna



Stefany November 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Very cool! I will add you to my circles Anna!


Becky Ryan-Willis
November 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Thank you for sharing. Phew that is so much easier to remember!
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Stefany November 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm

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!


Tara November 30, 2011 at 7:00 am

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


Stefany November 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

You are welcome Tara!


Darlene Demell November 30, 2011 at 10:23 pm

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.


Stefany November 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

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!


Darlene Demell November 30, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Thanks, I think I have it now.


Helena December 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I have Darlene’s problem. I can’t make it accept my info. Any ideas?
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Rose September 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Great article!!!! Thx…..


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