When you sign up to use Google+ – which lots of us have already done – you will get a unique URL for your profile. However the URL is far from being attractive since it consists of a series of boring numbers. There is no way to identify who the profile might belong to if all you have is the standard URL that Google+ provides you with.
However you can change all that if you go to a site called MyPlus.name. The website has been created to enable you to change the URL and you can change it to whatever works for you.
This is good news for anyone using Google+ to make business connections. Instead of having a series of numbers after the plus.google.com address, you can have your name instead. Or you could choose the name of your business if you wish – it is entirely up to you.
This will undoubtedly help people who want their profiles to be more recognisable in terms of the URL. It will also help people when it comes to ranking their profiles in the search engines, since recognisable words will always be far better than numbers.
MyPlus.name is a simple site and an effective one as well. At the bottom it says that it is not owned by Google, but it then adds the word ‘yet’. One wonders if Google will change that soon.