Google+ Vanity (URLs)!
When you think of search engines, you think of Google; that’s a given. This makes it no surprise that their social media channel, Google+ has become as popular and it is with users all over the world. Google already provides millions of vanity URL’s for websites in every market niche imaginable and their services, Search to Gmail, to Maps, to Product Integration, YouTube and Chrome, and their social site, Google+ has become just as necessary as anything else online now days.
The absolute best way to gain more customers online while building a strong social presence is by using Google+. Google is already in charge of, and has made significant changes to, SEO (search engine optimization) which include SMO (social media optimization) and, because they are in charge and they are Google, they decided to allocate the greatest amount of points to Google+. This, of course, makes Google+ essential to SEO and will ensure that your search results will show up with Google+ posts before actual stand-alone websites.
Why them, with the influence that Google+ has, would anyone not want to take advantage of a vanity Google+ URL? Having a vanity Google+ would change your business digital address to one that is more recognizable and much easier for the customer to remember.
Getting your Google+ vanity business URL is easy and it doesn’t have too many hoops to jump through:
- Your Google+ Account Must Have A Minimum Of 10 Followers
- Your Google+ Account Must Be At Least 30 Days Old
- Your Google+ Account Must Contain A Profile Photo
As long as you meet the above criteria you’ll be able to select a custom URL. You must remember that you won’t be able to simply enter your ideal web address. Instead, Google will let users pick from a list of URLs they’ve been approved for. Even then, Google says you may be asked to tack on a few extra letters or numbers to make a URL “unique to you.” This can still make your vanity URL more recognizable and more memorable.
Do you use Google+? How much of an increase in your SEO ranking have you seen since signing up? There are many ways to increase the effectiveness of your Google+ page and if you have any questions, the professionals here at Social Buzzing are standing by to help and to show you how you can become a social media All Star in no time!