Google+ To Get Vanity URLs

Aug 14, 2012 - 8:52 am 3 by
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Google+ Custom URLs

Google's Saurabh Sharma announced yesterday on Google+ that they are releasing slowly the ability for users and businesses to create their own vanity or custom URLs on Google+.

For example, Britney Spears's page is at plus.google.com/+britneyspears/ while mine is at plus.google.com/112116680648779331229/.

When can I get mine? Google said:

At first, we're introducing custom URLs to a limited number of verified profiles and pages. But over time we plan to offer custom URLs to many more brands and individuals, so please stay tuned!

I do hope Google 301s the old URLs to the new vanity URLs. Right now, both plus.google.com/100000772955143706751 and plus.google.com/+britneyspears/ return the same page with the same content. They are using a canonical tag, which I thought is a bandaid approach.

Forum discussion at Google+ & Google Business Help.

 

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