Google Plus Custom URL, that is the short URL is now open to all. Google is sending invitation Emails in the first phase with Pop up prompt to get Custom URL. As all business are associated with my father’s name, my father received multiple invitations from Google via email to grab the Google Plus Custom URL. It appears that, AdWords and AdSense users – whose addresses are actually verified via post are getting the first preference. Basically I had to smile bitterly and congratulate my father! This is nothing new to me – Google officially has the record with my father’s name, so AdWords Expert also call backs to find my father.
Google Plus Custom URL : No Bitter Smile Anymore !
Wait, my father might be important to Google (due to AdSense Payments and AdWords investments – his address is verified), but we are not all out of reach of Google Plus Custom URL anymore. You can read the announcement here :
Practically, all the Google Plus users will gradually get the vanity thing that is what is said Google Plus Custom URL now, which is however difficult to say in which order they will supply. Yes, Google always has some extra hidden things, special things like Google Authorship Confirmation Email which are not available to all. Barry Schwartz wrote very nice things :
Just like this kind of URL and Search Result is only for me by Google, we performed a good research on tbs and ppl_ids after that excellent offer. Here is the screen-shot of the Emails which my father received (Thanks to Google from both my father and me) :
And here is the official help page :
And here is my father’s Google Plus URL now :
The profile might look next to nothing, but Google AdSense Follows the profile! In other words, possibly the ‘safer’ profiles are getting the pop-up and/or emails first. It is difficult to predict anything before analyzing few such Email invitations.
Google Plus Custom URL : A Bit Technical Research
Finding those “Get a custom URL” button or searching like a mad on About Page will not work, unless the pop-up is pushed by Google, you’ll possibly never get them. Because I tried it quite religiously! Obviously, Google killed the market of the g.to like Google Plus Profile shortening services, as they are saying this custom URL is for all. It will be quite horrible if Barry Schwartz’s frowning becomes true – for a vanity URL, fees?
This is quite funny that, what is standard feature for most of the Social Networks – an User Name – like in LinkedIn, Twitter or a vanity URL in Facebook, In Google Plus it is a kind of luxury product :
If you don’t see the option yet, don’t worry: we’re expanding availability throughout the week, and you’ll see the in-product notice as soon as your custom URL is ready.
AbhishekCTRL is my Twitter Handler not my full name, does it really matters? Normally, the real one will be found by the peoples ! By the way, this is not what Verified Profile is. Professional Social networks like LinkedIn, deviantArt has no verified profile system. Anyway, the link from email was :
It is not possible to decrypt or do something like that. There are lot of assumptions in this article, its not really possible what makes Google Plus Custom URL to be offered fast or whether Google Plus Custom URL will never be offered.