ColoradoChris

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Hello,

So I was offered a Google custom url, yet it prompted me to add some letters or numbers to make it unique. So I am curious if it hurts adding a few keywords to describe the business?

Like plus.google.com/mycompany-plummers-Atlanta-Georgia

Does this hurt anything or just plan stupid?

Thanks for your thoughts. I just do not want to mess this up.
 

Linda Buquet

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Not sure it will hurt but won't help with ranking and sort of defeats the purpose of a branded URL which is to make it short and easy for customers to remember and type.
 
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