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This article was published on July 5, 2011

Get a short vanity URL for your Google+ profile with this website

Get a short vanity URL for your Google+ profile with this website
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Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

Google+ profile URLs are long, cumbersome things. They’d be forgettable if they were memorable in the first place. So what do you do if you want to include a link in your email signature or elsewhere without it looking like crap?

Gplus.to is a little web app that’s essentially a link shortening tool, except that it allows you to set the username shown in the URL. All you need is your Google+ ID — the long string of numbers that currently makes the URLs so ugly — and to plug in your name, and you’re good to go.

Google has said that vanity URLs are coming soon, but in the meantime, these fake vanity URLs look a hell of a lot better.