Google Plus – Vanity URL
A vanity URL is creatively linked to something making it easier to remember. Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace offer vanity URLs to their users where their username is in the URL.
For example, vanity URL for:
Our blog’s fan page on Facebook is: facebook.com/GoldenTwineBlog
My Facebook profile is: facebook.com/goldenTwine
My Twitter profile is: twitter.com/goldenTwine
My Google profile was: profiles .google.com/goldenTwineCom
Unlike other social networking sites or even old Google profile, Google+ doesn’t offer vanity URLs for user profiles, making it difficult to remind and share with others.
My Google+ profile is: plus.google.com/114036342455237756899/posts
In old Google Profile, by default profile username was your Gmail ID e.g. http://profiles.google.com/your gmail Id/.
Perhaps, for security reasons Google+ doesn’t use vanity URLs so that spammers could not figure out email address of millions of Google+ users.
It would be nice to have a vanity URL for your Google+ profile as well like other social networking sites.
It didn’t take long for a couple of profile address shortening service for the beta version of the Google+ which help in creating a vanity URL free of charge.
They work by taking the long number (Google+ ID), connecting that to the nickname or username you choose, and redirecting the newly created vanity URL to your Google+ profile.
They turn your long Google+ URL
into short and easy to remember Google+ vanity URL
All that is required to create your Google+ vanity URL is select your nickname or username, and copy and paste the long number (Google+ ID) from your Google+ URL.
gplusID.com also allows any user to erase it’s username by simply contacting them at email@example.com with a written inquiry which must include the username and Google+ ID for authentification purposes.
These websites are NOT owned or related in any way with Google Inc.
Google would roll out its own vanity URLs eventually.
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