Customize Your Google Plus Profile URL

Google+ is the latest social networking website from Google. Its said to be a Facebook and Twitter killer, but so far that has not been true, since many of the popular features of Facebook and twitter are not available on Google+.

For instance, unlike the vanity URL of Facebook, the profile URL on Google+ is really ugly and very hard to remember.

One way to make the Google+ URL short is to use one of the URL shortening service like, or

But if you run a website, you can create a great personalized Google+ URL using simple .htaccess redirection. Here’s the procedure:

Login to your web server via FTP and download the .htaccess file in your root folder. Now open the .htaccess file using any plain text editor like notepad or notepad++ and add this code at the end of it:

Redirect /+

Customize Your Google Plus Profile URLSave the file and upload it on your web server, overwriting the existing .htaccess file there. That’s it. Now if you visit it will redirect you to your Google+ profile.

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  1. Chase Hayden says:

    It worked! Not only did I add the /+ option for Google Plus, but using the same template, I incorporated my blog, FB, and youtube as well. Thanks for the great post!

  2. Scott Sawyer says:

    Great idea. I need to do this with all my social networks. I think I will.

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