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How to change my GMB Google+ URL to be more meaningful title

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Business name  - Indulgence
Current business address: 142 Hoe Street, London E17 4QR
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Hi all


I have very recently joined GMB and created a Google+ Page for my business.


The G+ url looks like this:


I have seen other GMB G+ URLS that look much better as they have the business name or some other meaningful name/text as part of the URL.


From what I have read on this Posting Channel [It's very good by the way], is that it's impossible to change the G+ URL.


I just wanted to know if that really is the case and if it is, what is the best way for me to work around this.

Can I somehow shut down this URL and create it again ?

I'm not experienced at this so any help would be really helpful.




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Re: How to change my GMB Google+ URL to be more meaningful title

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read this:
Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

Re: How to change my GMB Google+ URL to be more meaningful title

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Hi Helmut


Thank you for taking the time to send me a reply.


After reading the link you listed, it appears that I do not meet the conditions yet to get a Google Custom URL.. It appears that I need to meet some "Eligibility Requirements before being able to apply.


It says on the instructions:

Scroll to the "Get your custom URL" section, then click Get URL in the bottom left corner. You won't see this option if your account doesn't meet the eligibility requirements. 

Now I know why I didn't ever see the option/link to apply for a custom url anywhere on GMB/google+ page.


The one that seems to affect me is that you must have at least 10 followers.

 I'll try again when I get a few more Google followers!


Many thanks for your assistance.