Google May Charge Fees For Google+ Custom URLs

Oct 30, 2013 - 8:23 am 44 by
Filed Under Misc Google

One of the other big announcements was that Google is offering vanity URLs within Google+ for virtually everyone. But if you read the terms of service, Google says for now these URLs are free, but Google may charge for them in the future.

Google+ Custom URLs

The requirements are minimal to get these custom URLs:

  • Has a profile photo, and
  • Has at least 10 followers, and
  • Has an account that's at least 30 days old

But if you read the terms of service, you'll see this:

Google+ Custom URLs Fees

Does this mean Google will charge fees? Who knows, I can't imagine they will. But again, who knows.

Google's John Mueller noticed the custom URLs work on all Google TLDs. So if I want to act proper, I can send people to google.co.uk/+BarrySchwartz.

Custom URLs on Google+ was first introduced to a limited number of personalities and brands in August 2012.

Forum discussion at Google+ at +OtavioSilva, +JanWillemBobbink and +JohnMueller and WebmasterWorld.

 

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