It is very easy to get Google+ URL link without adding extra characters like numbers or alphabets in URI. The unique personalized link address for your business page will have a great impact. This procedure might take a little while to get the pre-qualified URL, but you will get it definitely only if it is available.
We got our personalized Google+ Page URL for our site: http://www.google.com/+MatruDEV. It took us 5 days to get pre-qualified personalized URL without any extra characters and same might take in your case too.
Note: You might get pre-qualified Google+ URL, only if it available and unique.
Here is how we got pre-qualified Google+ URL without extra characters:
- Completed website verification of URL using Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools.
- Completed contact verification of Business E-mail ID using E-mail received from Google after adding E-mail address.
- Added profile and cover picture for Google+ page.
- Added Tagline and Introduction description on profile.
- Added other Social Networking links (Facebook and Twitter).
Custom URLs for Google Plus page
Once you have completed the above steps, you will immediately get a highlighted pop-up for choosing the Google+ URL but it will ask you to choose some extra characters. Now do not enter or select anything, leave the page for some days (it took 5 days for us) without accepting the suggested URL.
Preapproved URL and Custom URL
After few days, if your username or page name is available and unique in Google+ database then Google will pop-up with two options to choose URL.
- Pre-qualified URL – without extra characters.
- Customized URL – which allows you to add some extra characters.
Confirm custom URL choice:
Choose the first option for username without extra characters and confirm your choice. Once you are done, your long URL will change to personalized URL.
Successfully claimed the custom URL:
Once you have confirmed your choice, your long Page ID URL will be redirected to Google+ profile custom URL.
This URL will be also applicable for new changes to YouTube channel URL.
Notes and Conclusion:
- Username should be unique and available in Google Plus.
- Need few days to get pre-qualified URI (A week at-least).
- Need to complete all pre-requisites.
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