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Following question attracted 4k visitors:

How to ask for a bank account "upgrade"?

In average a question has fewer than 100 visitors. I try to understand which questions will attract users for what reason but 4k is way too much from my point of view, is there any other referrer which lists selected messages?

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Some questions including the one you had mentioned are chosen to be listed network wide in the list of

Hot Network Questions

Our site gets nicely promoted by this but those questions will of course get much more views (and votes).

Also see

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  • Thanks. Interesting it has this much effect, probably worth to think about influencing the algorithm to publish posts which are really worth it from the perspective of GL.
    – Thomas
    Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 12:12
  • Yeah - small sites with few views or questions suffer a bit form unbiased votings on HNQ but the views reflect how many we could reach if we were interesting enough. Cheating an algoritm may not be a good idea in the long run but showing more love to interesting questions can't be wrong ;P
    – Takkat
    Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 12:16

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