Google has announced one more: custom URLs are now rolling out to almost everyone. If you don’t see the option yet on your Google+ profile or Google+ Page, don’t worry: Google says it is expanding availability throughout the week.
Custom URLs are short, easy to remember web addresses that link directly to your Google+ profile or page (like google.com/+OtavioSilva or google.com/+Toyota ). They make it easier for you to connect with others, as well as promote your content, and today we’re significantly expanding their availability to people and pages on Google+.
If your profile meets the following criteria, you’ll now be able to claim a custom URL:
– Has a profile photo, and
– Has at least 10 followers, and
– Has an account that’s at least 30 days old
Google first started testing custom URLs back in the middle of August 2012. About a week later, the company started notifying individuals and brands with verified accounts, but then it largely stopped expanding the feature. Now that’s finally changing.
If your profile meets the following criteria, Google+ will let you claim a custom URL:
- Has a profile photo, and
- Has at least 10 followers, and
- Has an account that’s at least 30 days old