Now Google have never said they were SEO experts for their own sites. In fact many years’ ago they did a ‘drains up’ look at many of their properties with a view to improving the way they interact with, well… with themselves I guess.
This is a good one though!
Google have finally got around to doing some ‘invited’ vanity URLs on Google+ and I think the way they avoided the usual land grab is to be applauded.
However, when you choose to accept their offer of a vanity URL (BTW, why the odd capitals in the URL?), the previous URL has a redirect, but it is a 302 (i.e. temporary) redirect! Check our old one in a header checker – https://plus.google.com/108616727453700388455.