Is it good to contact jobs that I've applied to and check on them, or should I wait to hear from them?

Flower7
With the last two jobs that I've applied to, I didn't hear back from them for a while, so I contacted them to check on my application. But both times, they said they were still undecided on who to hire. Then, they contacted me quickly afterwards, telling me that I didn't get the job. But at both of them, I still keep seeing that the same jobs are posted online, saying they need people, months later.

Do you think I should have just let them take their time and decide whether they wanted to hire me? Contacting them seemed to rush them into a decision of not hiring me. That's my perception anyway. I keep feeling like I did something wrong by contacting them to ask about it. What are your thoughts about this type of situation?
Is it good to contact jobs that I've applied to and check on them, or should I wait to hear from them?
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