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Vanity URLs for Google Plus Profiles

Vanity URLs for Google Plus Profiles

As I discussed in a previous post, Google Plus is Google's answer to the Facebook "like" button.  It's a new project that allows Google users to share content that they have found useful with their friends.  It also helps promote favorite websites in the rankings (good old "Google Juice"). 

Google Plus profiles are still in their infancy.  Not everyone is able to get a Google Plus profile at this time.  However, if you do have one, you know that the URL for your profile is a long string of numbers.  It's not really catchy to send someone to a website with "1234567890" attached to it.  Wouldn't it be nice to get something more catchy like both Twitter and Facebook allows?  You can now change out the long string of numbers for a vanity URL for your Google Plus profile with GPlus.to.

The reason Google uses numbers instead of your username is because they are trying to cut down on the possibility of spammers targeting their members.  Most Google accounts use their gmail addresses, which would make it pretty simple for spammers to figure out.  GPlus.to is a free account that allows you to choose a nick name for your Google Plus profile, plug in the actual URL for your profile and then create a new, user-friendly link that you can share with your friends, family, co-workers and business prospects.

If you have a Google Plus profile, get your own vanity URL at GPlus.to.  Even though Google Plus is still in the beta phase, it will be rolling out to everyone eventually.  So, keep GPlus.to on hand.  Promoting your real estate business online is an ever-evolving process.  It is my job to keep you informed of those changes.  Let me know how Second Self can help you promote your business.

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around!

Comment balloon 4 commentsPamela Cendejas • July 07 2011 04:19PM

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Thanks for that but it doens't seem possible to link a vanity URL to the ActiveRain profiles.

Posted by Mike Leibel, Associate Broker - REALTOR® (CIR Realty - Condo Specialist) over 5 years ago

Hi Mike - My post was written almost 2 years ago.  A lot has changed at AR since.  If you're having an issue with something, you can contact their support team.  I'm sure they can help.  Have a great day!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 5 years ago

Thanks Pamela, after I wrote this response I checked and was able to activate my vanity profile on ActiveRain.

Posted by Mike Leibel, Associate Broker - REALTOR® (CIR Realty - Condo Specialist) over 5 years ago

Maybe you should write a blog post about that, Mike. :)  Glad you were able to find a solution.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 5 years ago

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