Facebook’s profile URLs are easy to remember. Mostly they are Facebook’s own URL followed by your username. This makes it easy for you and others to visit your profile directly by typing the URL in their browser’s address bar. But this convenience of Facebook cannot be offered by Google+. By the way, we are on Google+ too, please feel free to add us in your circle to get updated with latest free resources on the web.
Since Google+ users join the network using their Gmail email address, their Google+ username can directly reveal their Gmail address. Thus Google+ has no choice but to give you profile ID numbers. These ID numbers are part of your direct URL for the Google+ profile. Thankfully however there are numerous web apps you can use to get a shortened URL for your Google+ profile by creating a nickname for yourself.
We have shared the best 5 of these applications below. Check them out.
GplusTo is a free to use web tool that lets you easily create a Google+ nickname. Based on your nickname it gives you a shortened URL that redirects to your original Google+ profile. Your shortened URL appears as a subdomain of GplusTo with your nickname added.
ToplUs works on the same principle like GplusTo: it asks you for a nickname and your Google+ profile URL. Then it gives you a shortened URL for your Google+ profile; this shortened URL is a subdomain of ToplUs.
PlusLy is yet another web service that can be used to obtain a shortened URL for your Google+ account. Like similar tools, it asks you for your Google+ profile ID and asks you to specify a nickname. You are then given a shortened URL that redirects to your Google+ profile.
G+Nick is free web tool that inputs your Google+ ID and a nickname of your preferences to generate a subdomain that redirects to your Google+ profile. The shortened URL makes it easier for you to directly visit your Google+ profile.
The final tool in our list is DirplUs and it serves a similar function as the abovementioned tools: it provides you with a shortened URL that redirects to your Google+ profile page. You can provide the site with your Google+ ID and preferred nickname to get the shortened URL.
By the way, we are on Google+ too, please feel free to add us in your circle to get updated with latest free resources on the web.