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Thursday, August 25, 2011

How to create a customized URL in Google+

This is actually easy to do and you could use any URL shortener such as,, etc. but there is now a URL tool to make a nifty "custom" url for your Google+ profile, uses your username or Google id number. Didn't know you had an id number at Google? Well you do. ;-)

Creating a custom URL for Google+ using
  •  Login to Google+ to find your ID number. 
  • Your ID number is the long string of numbers For example my public profile is; the ID number is that bit at the end.
  • Copy your ID number.
  • Go to
  • Choose a nickname (this will be the base of custom URL)
  • Enter your Google+ ID
  • Click add
  • Voila -

Creating a custom URL for Google+ using a different service
If you are using a different url shortener such as,, tinyurl, etc. you will need to get your actual Google+ ID for you.
  • The public profile link for you is[yournumber]/about but you can create shortcuts to any part of your Google+. 
  • Go to the URL shortening service you want to use. Copy and paste your URL in. 
  • Voila, you have a new URL -   

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