August 14, 2012 12:47 pm

Rebecca Murtagh

Google Plus UpdateGoogle+ Rolls Out Branded URLs

Monday, August 10, 2012 Google Plus Posted a #googleplusupdate outlining how long numeric Google Plus profiles will be replaced by branded URLs.

So, instead of the Google Plus Profile URL is now: .
Note the + in the URL.

Google Custom URLs Are Good News For Brands

This is great news for brands. It will be far easier to guess branded URLs rather than relying on search and brands that are active on the social platform.

One can also assume that these branded URLs will enable profiles and pages related to brands to appear in search engine results.

Google has begun rolling out the ability to customize URLs to a limited circle of verified profiles and pages. The post cautions that although they are not quite ready for everyone to start claiming their own custom URLs on Google Plus, but do plan to expand availability over time.

About the Author

Rebecca Murtagh: Human First Futurist, CEO & Founder of Human AI Institute, winner of the Inc. Magazine Power Partner Award.

Rebecca leverages decades of experience working with Fortune 500, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Mains Street, global brands and startup entrepreneurs to help executives, their teams, and entrepreneurs leverage their genius through Human AI to improve productivity, collaboration, creativity and job satisfaction for optimum performance and long-term success.

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