Google+ Vanity URLs Are Here!
The big news has finally been released – Google+ is going to allow vanity URLs for large brands much like Facebook & Twitter do. The product manager at Google, Saurabh Sharma, released this post announcing the change and gives examples of what your brand’s URL could look like.
I immediately think back to a blog post I wrote on the initial Google+ Places rollout and how Google was against both linking Google+ social pages to Google+ Places pages as well as assigning vanity URLs. Both have come to fruition. I guess nothing is ever set in stone at Google.
Learn more about connecting your Google+ social profile to your Google+ Places profile, which essentially involves going through the same PIN verification process you’d have to go through for verifying your Places listing, only for your Google+ social page.
I’ll follow-up again on this subject as Google begins to offer vanity URLS to a wider audience.