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A thought I had about throttled accounts and engagement

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by willteasle, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. willteasle

    willteasle Regular Member

    Oct 27, 2015
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    I've actually had a thought regarding the extreme throttling on my accounts.
    I've tried everything, from temporarily disabling accounts and a complete stop on botting on 1 or two for a month. The engagement never returned. My content is original and high quality I would receive 2000 likes when I was at 10k so I know for sure IG is punishing my reach.

    account 1: 22k followers averages 200 likes
    account 2: 48k followers averages 500-1000 likes
    account 3: 33k 100-400 likes
    account 4: 26k 100-300 likes
    account 5: 3k followers 100 likes

    I think because I have all of these accounts on 1 device instagram is punishing them all!
    So just because I stop botting on one it doesn't do anything because the others are still botting.
    I think I might have to stop the botting completely on all accounts. Though this will ruin my growth and short term engagement... if I stop getting throttled it will be worth it.

    I will report back when I have tested this. I am going to give it 4 weeks today no botting on any account. We will know if all accounts are punished by device and IP.
  2. Immorra

    Immorra Junior Member

    Jan 21, 2016
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    On new accounts people react better
  3. punisher707

    punisher707 Registered Member

    May 3, 2013
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    I'll be watching this thread, I have an account with 17K followers who now only gets an average of 200-300 likes per post.

    I tried disabling my account for a week, I tried to stop botting for a week, I stopped using telegram, I deleted every hashtag second post comment, I deleted less engaged content, I verified the shadowban checker website who told me I wasn't shadowbanned, I tried setting the bot to liking only my followers posts, and so far nothing has helped me recover engagement.

    Right now I'm just regularly botting because I might as well be doing something.

    Very interested in seeing your results.
  4. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

    Apr 1, 2013
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    Make sure all your links are not ghosted .

    Very strange....
  5. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

    Dec 23, 2015
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    Instagram was hitting everyone since last year. They want accounts to buy/promote their posts.

    SInce then, MP and other bot engines have been shut down, or mostly out of business. So, remember what botting does... like other's posts. With these bots going down, we will receive less likes...from the bots!

    Don't worry, everything will be for the best, if you post original, non spammy, content. Real users will find you over time, start liking and following you.