Lookups suddenly increasing at much faster rate

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KC9TC, Dec 2, 2019.

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  1. KC9TC

    KC9TC XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I wonder if anyone knows why the number of "lookups" would suddenly increase much faster. Until now, my lookups closely tracked my operating activity. Now, I can get 50 or more lookups on a day I haven't been on the air. The only other change that I'm aware of is that I received four of the new operating awards. At first I wondered if I had been a "featured member," but the higher lookup rate has continued for several days now. Is there some way you can achieve a critical mass that causes more people to look up your QRZ page?
  2. KT1F

    KT1F Ham Member QRZ Page

    It could be a search engine crawler.

    No login is required to view and update the counter and if you refresh the browser multiple times it adds one every time so ... it's probably open to abuse, either intentional or unintentional.
  3. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    you is popular is why
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  4. K2NCC

    K2NCC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm surprised I get as many look-ups as I do. I haven't been on-the-air much the past couple of years, so perhaps it's all from visiting the 'Zed?
  5. AG6QR

    AG6QR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Anything that puts your call sign in front of a lot of hams and makes them curious to know more about you can cause a surge in lookups.

    Was there an article about you in QST? On an electronics discussion board? Here on QRZ? Did the President mention you in a public tweet?

    It could have been anything. Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame.
  6. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Unless you went in and monkeyed with it (easy to do), It could be a slew of return lookups or unique lookups happening. AFAIK.

    Mine's been bumped up 150 over unique lookups, from repeat 'customers'.
  7. NM7L

    NM7L Ham Member QRZ Page

    Because you post on QRZ Forums.
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  8. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Had so many lookups I had to start wearing pants again. :p
    K3XR, W0FS, N5WTF and 5 others like this.
  9. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yep... not only that, but every time somebody mentions any of us with an @ in front of the call, it creates a link that is easy for the crawlers to crawl, right to the page that ticks the counter.
  10. WC5P

    WC5P Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Santa is checking to see if you have been naughty or nice.
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