For the last couple of days, a lot of my internet marketing friends and I have been discussing their new Google+ Custom “Vanity” URL’s.

Notice how I wrote “their” URL’s?

Well, it took forever, but I finally got mine. So, I thought I’d share my experience so others won’t spend ridiculous amounts of time searching and reviewing their google+ account / page in a pointless effort to find how it works.

So, here’s my tutorial.

I want to show you exactly how it worked out for me. (I won’t bore you with all the jealousy-filled discussions on Facebook that predicated this exciting event.)

I will, however, tell you that I checked my email via my mobile device at 10:05 PM tonight and jumped to my feet with glee when I saw this message:

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This is what I saw after I opened my Google+ Page:

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Yet, just an hour earlier, this is what I saw on my Google+ Profile:

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Note the difference, where you see the alert bar at the top of the page:

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Once I clicked the “Get URL” link, I saw:

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I had to confirm the TOS and agree that I want +ToddFarmer:

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Then, apparently I needed to confirm (yet again) my identity via a text message to my cell phone:

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Upon confirmation of my identity and confirming my kick-ass Google+ Vanity URL, I see the following final confirmation message:

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Then, voila!  It’s done!

You can now find me on Google+ with my name, Todd Farmer!



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by Todd on September 13, 2013


Is Your Site Ready for the Holiday Season?

October 15, 2012

Last week Todd and I hosted a free webinar entitled “10 Ways to Prepare Your Affiliate Sites for the Holidays.” In case you missed it, there are still ways for you to get the information. Here were a few of the key points from the session: How to create your list of events that you …

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Free Webinar: Preparing Your Site for the Holidays

October 2, 2012

The holiday season is upon us and affiliates are scrambling to prepare their sites. How can you take advantage of the various seasonal events on your affiliate sites and not find yourself working constantly from now through December? The fourth quarter may have already started, but it is not too late for you to take …

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Affiliate Marketing – “The Sky is the Limit”

October 1, 2012

Affiliate Summit is my absolutely favorite conference in the world.  Of course, it’s the premiere Affiliate Marketing Conference, but if you’ve ever attended this conference and compare it to other conferences, it’s hard to argue against my opinion that Affiliate Summit is the best conference ever. Surprised by my love for Affiliate Summit?  I doubt …

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AffPlan’s got a new logo (Thanks 99Designs)

September 28, 2012

Well, it was a tough decision, but I finally made it and chose a winning logo from 99Designs. 45 logo entries from 8 different designers had my head spinning.  There were so many great logos! During the decision making process, I kept flip-flopping on which logo I would select. Would I choose the one closest …

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AffPlan’s Todd Farmer to Emcee Affiliate Summit West 2013

September 26, 2012

Looks like I need to buy a new suit. Affiliate Summit, the premiere Affiliate Marketing Conference (since 2003) is holding it’s popular WEST Conference in Las Vegas on January 13th – 15th at Caesars Palace. (#ASW13) The Vegas Affiliate Summits are always the largest, most cost effective for many (non-gambling) travelers and this upcoming ASW13 …

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AffPlan Express is ready!

September 25, 2012

After several years of creating this step by step process I’ve named “AffPlan Express”, it’s finally ready! Now you, too, can go through the steps that I take when creating a successful affiliate site. Since 1998, I’ve been fully entrenched in Affiliate Marketing, creating one of the first Affiliate Tracking and Management Solutions ever available, …

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Meet AffPlan at ASE12

August 2, 2012

When you are looking for resources to help you learn and network in affiliate marketing, one of the best places to check out is Affiliate Summit. It is definitely the best conference for our industry. Todd and I are happy … Continue reading

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