Lookups suddenly increasing at much faster rate

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

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  1. AG6QR

    AG6QR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Good point. If you suspect this is even a remote possibility, it won't hurt to edit your QRZ bio to say something like, "I am NOT selling anything at present. If you see someone using my call to sell something, do NOT buy. I'll delete this note if I ever offer something for sale".

    On second thought, regardless of whether you suspect a scammer has hijacked your call sign, you could add a note to your QRZ bio saying, "Please drop me a quick e-mail telling me what prompted you to look me up on QRZ."

    That might give you an answer to the question.
  2. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe they're just big jerks on QRZ, and folks do a drive-by to see where they live and what sort of nonsense they spout on their profile?
  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Or they just went into their profile and raised their count themselves.

    It's not a hidden feature - users can insert whatever number they like.

    Again: don't put too much faith in "lookups" when the numbers get really high

  4. KC9TC

    KC9TC XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes, I just noticed that. But it doesn't explain why my lookups went up by about 1,000 over a couple days, and now is apparently back to increasing only in proportion to my operating activity. Not that I consider it a big deal--just wondered if others have experienced this and could explain it.
  5. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I see you write articles and stuff so your name is out there. If someone Googles your name maybe the QRZ link triggers the count when it comes up in a search?
    Have you done a recent article or anything that might prompt such an occurrence?
  6. KA2CZU

    KA2CZU XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I never looked at my "lookups" until seeing this thread.
    K3XR likes this.
  7. N9LYA

    N9LYA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just jump on one of these Winlink/Pactor Threads and post a Positive comment in favor , and your lookups jump by thousands..
  8. WD8T

    WD8T XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Everyone just stop looking at me!!!
    K3XR likes this.
  9. W4EWH

    W4EWH Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you have a "Pactor" radio, you must own a yacht. That means there are lots of stockstrokers out there who want to invite you to a "wealth preservation seminar!"

    For the same effect, buy a pair of earplugs from any pilot shop at any airport.

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