How to Create a Short URL for Your Google My Business Listing

Google, or more precisely Google My Business, has a new short URL feature. Here’s how you can create a short URL for your Google My Business Listing.

How to Create a Short URL for Your Google My Business Listing
Log in to your Google My Business listing at If you don’t already have a listing for your business, you’ll need to first create one. And, of course, you’ll need the login and password that controls your listing.

Click on your listing and then click on ‘info’ in the middle of the screen. Here is where Google My Business hides all the attributes of your business. Scroll down until you find the @ sign and then click into it.

Choose a short URL for your business, such as your business name or acronym. I choose ‘jasoneg3’ for mine as I have had that handle for many years on social media sites, such as my Twitter handle at

Test it by going to plus your new short URL / @ handle as in I recommend doing it in an incognito window just to be sure it works, and give it a few days to stabilize before promoting it. Then you can promote your new short URL for your business, perhaps as a way of asking happy customers for reviews.

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Jason McDonald is a top-rated San Francisco SEO Consultant. His consulting services include search engine optimization consulting, social media marketing consulting, and Google AdWords consulting. Jason's motto as a consultant is that he doesn't do SEO 'for you' but rather he does SEO 'with you.' That goes as well for his social media marketing consultant activities and Google AdWords consultant services. Besides serving clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jason consults with clients in Silicon Valley (San Jose), Oakland and other cities throughout the Bay Area. Beyond the Bay Area, Jason is available as an SEO consultant, Social Media Consultant, and as an expert witness in litigation involving social media marketing, search engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising.