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Custom URLs criteria

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Hi.

 

To me, it seems that the criteria for a Brand Page (in my case) it's to use something of the verified website.

 

Example:

- Brand name: Firstname Second Third

- Website: www.firstname.com.br (I'm from Brazil)

- Offered URL: /+FirstnameBr
- Preferred URL: /+Firstname or /+FirstnameSecondThird

 

All the information it's intuitive. Over the internet, the audience will search for the first or the complete name. The "Br" it doesn't help.

I've sent a message by the Feedback feature talking about that, but it would be nice to have some comments and tips here.

 

Thanks in advance... again! ;)

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Currently you cannot request a custom URL, you just have to go with whatever Google offers or not select one at all (which is my recommendation).

I suggest you read these articles:

http://blumenthals.com/blog/2013/10/31/google-custom-urls-facts-tidbits-and-concerns/
http://localu.org/blog/alternative-google-plus-custom-urls/


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Hi, Joy.

Today I read a lot about it and I already know that I cannot request. Btw, your 2nd link is broken (404).

I'm here to discuss the (terrible) criteria and to have some opinions and experiences. It's important to notice that any other social media over the Internet it's flexible.

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JoyHawkins - Please check my query as well!

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Sorry the second URL was supposed to be http://localu.org/blog/alternative-google-plus-custom-urls/ (it added an extra character)

I don't think Google is really concerned about fixing the customizing of it because it's a topic users have been complaining about for many years.

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I understand, Joy.

The way you can customize your address in different media makes other relevant. This (Google's imposition) is weird.