Custom URL Is Available But G+ Still wants numbers
I've been setting up my G+ and Youtube account to link to my website/business etc.
Google just notified me saying I am eligible for a Custom URL - /+TheAdamTaylor as I am the owner of www.TheAdamTaylor.com, however Google+ wants me to add some numbers to the end of my custom URL.
I have no idea why, as TheAdamTaylor is available and is not being used by anyone, ive checked on Google+ and I used NameCHK as well.
So if it is free, and I'm a verified user/owner why do I need to add unprofessional numbers?
Re: Custom URL Is Available But G+ Still wants numbers
It's their general doing and request to all users.
And the fact /+TheAdamTaylor isn't yet assigned to any other G+ page doesn't prevent you from being requested to add characters.
We used to be recommend not to accept their actual offer for a vanity URL and send them a feedback about your concern.
There are reports of other users getting after a while the custom URL they wont offered by Google finally
Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor | my G+ profile