Shadowbanning is the act of blocking a user’s content on social media sites, in such a way that the user doesn’t know it’s happening.
Have you noticed that your engagement dropping, declining the followers or photos not showing up in hashtags?
On Instagram, shadowban hide your posts from users who don’t follow you, which can be causing to growing your account and getting more followers.
From an Instagram point of view, shadowbanning allow Instagram to filter out the account that doesn’t comply with their terms.
AM I Shadowbanned?
There is an easy trick to figure out or check out if your account is shadowbanned.
- Post an image with a hashtag that isn’t often used (because if you use the hashtag with million of post associated than it will be hard to see if your content is hidden from a shadowban, or simply from competition)
- Once you’ve posted something with a certain hashtag, ask five Instagram users who don’t follow you to search that hashtag.
- If none of them see your post under the hashtag, it’s likely you have been shadowbanned.
Why You Got Shadowbanned?
There are a few potential reasons your account could have been shadowbanned.
- You use bots or automated Instagram growth tools. Using bots is spammy tactics, you have to be growing authentically.
- You use broken hashtags. A popular hashtag will become overrun with inappropriate content. when this happens, Instagram removes that hashtags or limit its use.
- You’ve exceeded your daily or hourly limit. Instagram places time constraints on how often you can follow, unfollow, like, comment, or post within an hour or day. This makes sense — if you’re following 100 people within an hour, it’s likely a bot doing the work, not you.
How to Fix It?
To get your account back to normal
- Delete the hashtags of your last 5 posts.
- Switch the business account with the personal account until unbanned.
- do not use hashtag until banned.
- Contact Instagram by reporting the problem.
- If you use bots or automated services, stop using them and delete them immediately.
- Take a two-day break.
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