We Got Our Custom Google+ URL

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After a long wait, we finally got approved for a custom branded url on Google+. Our NEW Google+ url is google.com/+DesignableCo.

(The message from google): You’re now eligible for a unique Google+ custom URL that lets you easily point folks to your page (no more long URLs!). Important note from Google: You can’t change your custom Google+ URL after you create it, so be sure you like yours before you finalize it.

Previously, we had run an htaccess script that redirected to a custom vanity url we created. It will now be a lot easier to display the url on printed materials and on the web, not to mention telling someone, without that long string of numbers originally in place.

 

There are rules for getting a custom url for your Google+ Page.

  • account must be in good standing
  • needs to have a profile photo
  • be at least 30 days old
  • and you have 10 or more followers (people that have addd you to their circles)