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Creating custom url for your Orkut Profile

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When you compare sites like HI5, Bebo, LinkedIn, Friendster with Orkut the main bit Orkut lacking was a Custom URL for your profile page.

                                  A Custom URL is a small and easy to remember web URL by which one can access a profile page in a site. Basically one cannot remember the long URL provided by Orkut for your profile, so instead its easy to create a custom url which re-directs to the URL provided by Orkut.

Creating a Custom Url in Google Pages (Free):

  • Login to Google Page Creator with Your Google accounts username and password
  • Either create a new site or choose the Create Another site from the drop down box available at the top right corner of the page
  • The next step is about choosing an address which is going to be the URL of your Orkut profile, so enter the profile name you want for your url basically it should be like this http://yourdesiredname.googlepages.com which will re-direct you to the Orkut profile.
  • Say for example you want to use “XXXX” as your profile url then you should enter xxxx in the box provided for choosing an address and click Check Availability to see if the entered name is available or not.
  • Select any layout and a starting look because because it has nothing to do with your url.
  • Making sure you have entered the desired URL and check if its available or not, then click the Create Site Button.
  • Now you have successfully created a site, click the [no title] link in the page name column to make it open.
  • There you go, you are ready to edit the page where Google pages allows you to add title and other bla bla things. But you don’t have to touch them just click the [edit html] link at bottom right corner of the page.
  • Type the following javascript code in any part of the blank page.

<script>
window.location = “your link here”;
</script>

  • Replace your link here with your orkut profile url which will basically look like this http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=8454709067165079466
  • You can find your profile url by login into Orkut and clicking the Profile link in your homepage, then copy the profile link which appears in the address bar.
  • After making changes in the javascript code click the Save Changes button
  • Now click Publish button to publish your webpage. Cool you are ready to launch your custom url.
  • Just navigate to your address bar and type http://xxx.googlepages.com (example) and click ok ……..zooooooooooooo you will be re-directed to your orkut profile page.

Advantages of using this technique:

  • You can easily share your profile URL with your friends, family or post this URL in your weblog or website.
  • Now they no longer need to remember those long URL to add you as friend.

Also you can create a custom url in your domain name (if you own a domain address) by using the .htaccess technique. You can also use re-direction service sites like SnipUrl, Co.nr, shorturls.co.uk and other sites but it depends on own risk whereas by using this technique you have a google domain url.

Please comment if you have any queries and help related to this technique. Your suggestions are most expected.

Thanks Haochi for the JavaScript code.

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43 Comments

  • January 16, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    Hey sankar,
    Thats a really very good post indeed…..keep up the good work buddy….n thanks for helping me out in creating my page.

    Best of luck.

    Neil

    Reply
  • January 16, 2007 at 7:05 pm
    raghul

    this is a good post helping out many who dont know about this facility
    keep the good work going by unearthing more such facilities

    Reply
  • January 17, 2007 at 7:43 am
    ramakrishnan

    by this facility helping others how do not know about this facility

    Reply
  • January 17, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Yeah thanks for the appreciation

    Reply
  • January 18, 2007 at 1:39 am

    Hey Sankar,

    Thanks for the tip! I’ll be posting your tip on my blog (as I am in the process of testing this out with my domain Inside Orkut).

    ~Darnell

    Reply
  • January 19, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    hi…

    thanks for your tip….will be doing this at once….
    btw if you dont have any issues can i ask you some more q on google…

    Reply
  • January 19, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    yeah sure but i am not a Google Expert.

    Reply
  • January 23, 2007 at 2:51 am
    Pramod

    sorry to say so,
    but i couldn’t get the redirection to work as you showed.
    I guess its my fault and I may have made a mistake but can you please elaborate the process or tutorial in detail..
    thanks for a wonderful idea

    Reply
  • January 23, 2007 at 8:16 am

    Pramod do tell me what is your problem ? i mean in which part of the step you have your problem ?

    Those steps described above are simple buddy and i tried my best to elaborate it… you can feel free to ask me for any queries

    Reply
  • January 28, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    How can I ever miss this one !!

    Although, I’m so addicted towards Orkut. I’ll go bookmark this post.

    Reply
  • January 30, 2007 at 9:33 am
    Abhishek

    I am unable to get the redirection done
    the live page shows the blank layout i selected 🙁
    the edit html section just has the script u told with the replaced link
    do help me 🙂

    Reply
  • February 5, 2007 at 8:13 pm
    Fred

    At first I didnt get the redirect working. I had it like this:

    window.location = http://fredjeffry.blogspot.com/;

    but then I put QUOTES around the link, and now it works:

    window.location = “http://fredjeffry.blogspot.com/”;

    Maybe thats the issue that Abishek has.

    -Fred Jeffry

    Reply
  • February 16, 2007 at 5:44 pm
    Raghav

    Hi sankar
    i have the same problem as abhishek..
    Do u think this cud be becoz of the operating system..
    i mean i use a mac.

    Reply
  • May 20, 2007 at 5:22 pm

    hi frends

    Reply
  • May 20, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    this a girl have a crush,likes,love,fan,die if he didn’t see in one day…………u know who is that lucky’s man of cours the mcr and the vocalist………………………………………

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  • July 10, 2007 at 8:16 pm
    jayanthram

    hai shankar…
    am in a country where orkut is blocked..! i tried doing wat u has said but in vain…
    can u help me out..?

    Reply
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  • July 31, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    @ jayanthram

    maybe you should try this link it helps accessing blocked sites like orkut.
    http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/04/tricks-to-access-orkut-myspace-bebo.html

    Reply
  • August 16, 2007 at 7:17 am

    helo shankar
    i will try my level best hope it successe r not thanq.

    Reply
  • August 16, 2007 at 7:20 am

    [:(]
    sorry shankar i can’t what can i do[:((]

    Reply
  • August 25, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    Nice article !

    Reply
  • October 21, 2007 at 11:07 am
    Gauri Anand

    smone is herrasing me in orkut very badly. my name is ramakrishnan there. n the person who is irratating me is zeba khan page no. 8

    Reply
  • October 21, 2007 at 11:09 am
    Gauri Anand

    Zeba khan is frm dubai n he even wrote there tht he frm delhi too he even wrotr in his profile tht he is a femail . orkut i feel is really unsafe plz do smthg 4 it
    thx regards gauri Anand

    Reply
  • November 11, 2007 at 7:07 pm
    Shanthi

    Hi,
    In the similar way, can any one tell how to play a song when anyone visits my orkut profile..

    Thanks in adv…

    Do post ur suggestion to my emailid:
    shanthi4u2006@yahoo.co.in

    Reply
  • December 19, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Hi,
    The tip is really good.. But I was not successful. After I created the website, when I tried to view on web, I can see nothing other than layout lines. I login to Orkut using my yahoo account and not google account. so, I linked that profile in my website. I sthat the problem? Please suggest.

    Reply
  • December 19, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    you should try http://locaworld.com/ for custom Orkut urls.

    it creates personalized URLs even for scrapbook, photoalbum and Map

    Reply
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    Reply
  • May 28, 2008 at 2:45 am

    dude my page is not directed to my ork pro, well i even need help so that i can play a music file on my profile, once someone enters it.

    Reply
  • June 27, 2008 at 12:41 pm
    gajender

    please delete the point no 22 & 23 from ur blog and also from the google searcu
    thanks
    gajender

    Reply
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  • August 27, 2008 at 4:49 am
  • November 10, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    rohit

    hi… i want to know abt html codes by which i can hide link in my orkut profile eg- (“link” click here)… in this link hide bt click here show.

    thnx plz suggest me

    Reply
  • January 19, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    hifjul

    how we unblock orkut?
    becouse in our college orkut can’t be open….so what can do….
    plese reply me..

    Reply
  • January 21, 2009 at 12:32 am

    No brasil tem o site http://www.meuperfil.net

    Reply
  • May 3, 2009 at 12:51 am

    hey frnds 1 of ma frnds hav created profile… in option AOUT ME : he has written MY BEST FRIEND N PROFILE LINK IS GIVEN WHEN V CLICK ON DAT LINK OUR OWN PROFILE OPENS N DATS REALY AMAZING….. SO PLEASE ANY1 CAN HELP ME OUT 2 CREATE SUCH STUFF….. MA ID IS adilnadiadwala@yahoo.co.in / @gmail.com n ma orkut profile http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Profile.aspx?uid=1825854856954569414&rl=t

    Reply
  • May 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    Bala

    ya adil me too saw a profile containing such a link wen clicked it redirects to my profile…dat is really superb…can anyone xplain how it is done???

    Reply
  • June 12, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    yep plz… help yaar… i n ma bro is buzy in finding out dat plz… yaar help it

    Reply
  • June 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    amita

    Not sure if anyone has checked out a recent orkut application called Style- and Graphics (gmobi.in), they are providing lot of same features.

    http://www.orkut.com/Main#Application.aspx?uid=2549910389435260656&appId=251456388610

    Reply
  • September 19, 2009 at 11:14 am

    i would like to chat with someone

    Reply
  • September 19, 2009 at 11:16 am

    In the similar way, can any one tell how to play a song when anyone visits my orkut profile

    Reply
  • September 24, 2009 at 9:14 pm
    Karthik

    Hey ya
    Best description

    Reply
  • December 31, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    santosh

    hey dude.. after changin my orkut profile link as my wish …the changed link ll be my permanent link address right? or will the people still able to find me with my old orkut profile link???

    Reply
  • July 29, 2012 at 1:52 am
    Crazy Columbine

    i like the design………. what font are these comments in?

    Reply

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