As much as I love Google + as a social network, it can be a little difficult to promote yourself sometimes.
Google are allowing some pages to have vanity url’s, but they certainly aren’t widely available as of yet and if you want to promote your personal profile then your link is going to look something like this:
Not very pretty is it?
But don’t fear, Gplus.to is to the rescue.
Gplus.to is a free service that shortens your Google Plus profile into a neat, easy to remember link. To create your shortened URL, all you have to do is enter your Google+ profile ID into Gplus.to and it will generate an URL in the format gplus.to/chosenname.
You can set whatever name you want as long as it is still available. Here is my custom URL:
Doesn’t that look a lot more professional and easier to use?
Hope that helps!