To those of you who still type in the WWW in domain names, you apparently don't have a voice, because HubPages can't see that just because only 20% of people type WWW in the address bar, they think that it is a waste of time and resources.
Considering that not all 20% of those users are visiting HubPages, but it is very important to remember that whatever percentage that is left over is still substantial for growing our great community! 20% of the whole internet population is still VERY LARGE!!! There may be a multimillion amount of people in that 20%, compared to a couple of billion who are the 80% who don't type the WWW.
It may be small, but which would you rather have;
[A] Millions of fans!
[b] Two best friends for life!
If you chose [b], then this is relevant to the fact that just because they are fewer in number, doesn't mean that they won't be able to contribute some value! 10 repeat readers, or 10 repeat writers can drown out the value of 1,000 lurkers, or 1,000 one-time clickers. Just this 20% will bring more readers!
Please, enable the Wildcard(WWW) for our personal sub-domains! We want more readers, and we want more new Hubbers to interact with!
You can't click: http://www.josephdsmith.hubpages.com
While you can click: http://josephdsmith.hubpages.com
This would bring a significant rise in ad-revenue, for ALL of us! For HubPages Inc., and for the Hubbers.
If you agree, please share your view! Let the HubPages team know that we demand flexibility!
~Joseph D. Smith
Almost no one is typing URLs directly into the address bar to get to hubpages. The vast majority of visitors come here by clicking links to hubs on search engines, FB, Pinterest, Twitter, and HP itself. And even fewer people visit your profile page directly. If they do visit your profile, it's by clicking on the author link on a hub they've just read.
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