June 26, 2019, one comes across yet another wonderful characteristic at the Google Local Map Listings portal.
This gateway is a hugely popular resource for internet marketing used by companies, world-wide.
You can now create a short profile URL to improve your online promotion campaign for your establishment registered at this platform.
Till two days ago, one surely had the facility to share the internet address for own company listed at the GMB domain.
But that URL used to be very long, having too many characters making it impossible for own self as well as the recipients to remember it.
However, forthwith you have the choice to form a shortname for your listed establishment at this program.
That would enable one recall the URL easily due to having very few number of letters inside it.
Your customers too may be able to recollect your company name and details after observing the abridged form of your internet address for this portal.
This is how one can straightaway make a tiny GMB Shortname by logging-in the platform ! Please see the screenshot below !
You would notice the text saying “Home”, highlighted in blue background at the top left, just below your organization’s name.
Create A Short Profile URL For Your GMB Account
Now click on “Info”, which is the third tab just below “Posts” in the same sidebar.
Scroll down a bit and observe the second column i.e the one in the center of your screen and you would spot the symbol “@” as below !
Kindly spot the “@” symbol within the red border rectangle marked at the screenshot picture above.
By the way, you can view our internet address already entered inside, but it would be blank in your case, inviting you to type-in your chosen shortname.
Click the edit icon at the right, within the same box. Just form any abridged URL within the empty space as in the screenshot below !
Though the program allows you to go up to 32 characters, but it would be suggestible to contain yourself to a maximum of 15.
However in case of any compulsion go ahead and generate a longer name – Preferably till 20 letters at the most.
Now hit the blue color text written as “Apply” in the photo screenshot above.
That’s it. Job completed.
You now possess a highly valuable link which could be shared with clients or leads for the purpose of digital publicity of your website.
Finally, we present almost the same screenshot (only slightly different) which was used as the first image in this article post.
Kindly notice the screenshot picture below !
Please spot the shortname, within a red border rectangle displayed at the right in the photo above.
This is a confirmation of your having created an abridged internet address for your account on this platform.
Go ahead and form a tiny profile link for your portfolio, today.
Share the shortname with your existing clients and prospective buyers to improve your online promotion campaign.
This exercise would also encourage your clients to write a review for your company listed at the Google My Business account.