Oh me oh my! Say it isn’t so! Instagram is now issuing shadow bans on accounts they deem to be involved in suspicious activity. Here’s what you need to know!
What exactly is an Instagram Shadow Ban?
This is when you make a post on Instagram and all meta and hashtag data is stripped from the post leaving you to believe there is nothing wrong when really… the only people who can see your posts are your followers.
What this means is your reach just took a huge dive and the odds of your page growing are slim to none. Anyone searching hashtags on Instagram will never see your content.
Will the Instagram Shadow Ban ever be Lifted?
Some say yes, others say no. Personally, I have seen accounts come back to life after a few months of ignoring them.
What Causes a Instagram Shadow Ban?
Suspicious activity. Well, this means excessive use of bots and other automation tools. Perhaps even engagement groups? No one really knows what they look for and we don’t want to scare you away from using groups. Besides, we don’t have reason to believe shadow bans are permanent.
I can say I have been using my own hashtag like bot for a long time now and have yet to be shadow banned. I run it for about 12 hours a day at about 25 second delay. Maybe because this is not considered spamming? Again, we are not exactly sure what they look for.
How can I Check if I am Shadow Banned?
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