I think this is probably reaching the stage where it's fairly common knowledge, but here's a clean and easy way to create a short-cut to your Google+ account (via Brandon Stone and Shazeen Samad).

The end result looks like this http://www.chromasia.com/+

All you need to do is open up your root .htaccess file and add the following line of code:

Redirect 301 /+ https://plus.google.com/109877874206927205378/ (substituting your Google+ number for mine).
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