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Discussion in 'Social Media, SEO/SEM & Online Marketing' started by Lace, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Lace

    Lace Retired Moderator

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    Logged in today to find an alert from Google saying they've pre-approved some custom URLs for +thewholesaleforums.

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    Google has announced this previously but is just slowly rolling out the option to verified pages. Login to your Google+ account to see if you already have this option. You can only claim your vanity URL once and permanently.

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    Although Google+ is far from Facebook, online marketers are seeing its growing influence in search which is fairly obvious when you think Google is its grand daddy. So, a Google+ url, just like your domain name - is an important asset to own especially when you can own it for free.

    If your page is unverified, follow these steps: http://support.google.com/plus/bin/request.py?hl=en&contact_type=page_verification&rd=1
  2. Andy777

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    Hmm, nothing for me yet.

    But Thanks for the alert Lace, will be waiting now for this, lol

    It's actually weird that they're introducing this feature only now..
  3. Lace

    Lace Retired Moderator

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    When they said slowly, they really meant it lol.

    Hope you get yours soon Andy :)
  4. manishp100

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    Hi Lace,

    It tried to verify my page but it wasnt successful, the reason I received was that I didnt have enough followers.

    Do you know how many my page needs?

    Thanks,

    Manish
  5. Lace

    Lace Retired Moderator

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    Hi Manish,

    Google only says that you should have a "meaningful number" of followers which is totally vague. Although based on my readings, you should get verified if you have more than 100 followers.
  6. manishp100

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    100 followers?

    hmm looks like that might be out of the question for a some time then
  7. UKbuyer1

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    I have a feeling G+ is not as popular as they would have hoped it would be by now.
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  8. Lace

    Lace Retired Moderator

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    Agree maybe that's why they're making G+ important to influence search. As an example, authors who have Google+ can have their profile pictures displayed beside a search result.
  9. Andy777

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    Yes, that would be ME! :D
  10. Lace

    Lace Retired Moderator

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    Andy777 and SaleHoo like this.
  11. Andy777

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    Cheers Lace!

    I actually didn't know about this. :D
  12. Lace

    Lace Retired Moderator

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    How about a TWF guest post and we can try it? ;)
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