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Account got banned last week so I made another and now I got my original account back

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by glass0nion, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. glass0nion

    glass0nion Newbie

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    My original account for a business I am starting got banned last Friday after about a week. I was using instagress, but I think it was caused by me manually performing too many actions (even though I had instagress off). All my pictures were original so no copyright infringement. I have read here that new accounts with links in the bio have been getting banned frequently. I didn't have a link, but I did have an email on my own domain listed so maybe this played a factor?

    I emailed them trying to get my account back but, not expecting that I would, I went ahead and made a new one. 5 days later I got an email saying my old account was back with no explanation why it was banned. I've just decided to keep using the new account I have made to avoid any red flags that might be associated with the old one (it only had a few hundred followers so not really a big deal).

    It's been about 6 days with the new account and I have 6 posts, ~150 followers, and get 60-70+ likes/picture (probably because they're mainly my friends following right now). Obviously I want to grow this account, but I am not sure how I should go about it. I removed the email from the bio now and verified my phone number just to be safe and was planning on buying FL to run at a low setting.

    Do you guys think my account is still too new to use FL? If not, any suggestions on what some good, safe introductory settings are?
     
  2. splishsplash1

    splishsplash1 Power Member

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    IMO an account is never too new to use FL, because the bot is basically just an automated process of what you'll be doing manually. If you really want to be safe, start very low following/unfollowing/liking at around 100 per day and increase your settings slowly. Set high delays too.
     
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  3. glass0nion

    glass0nion Newbie

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    How high would you recommend the delays starting off? Is a minute good enough?
     
  4. loshara

    loshara Power Member

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    I'd say at least and change them every day by a certain amount
     
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  5. JordanS

    JordanS Junior Member

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    I use FL on accounts from day one. Just start slow and don't go crazy. Every week I bump up settings a bit until they get to where I want them.
     
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  6. glass0nion

    glass0nion Newbie

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    What kind of settings did you have at the start?
     
  7. daftmeerkat

    daftmeerkat Newbie

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    Dealing with the same issue myself. How were you able to reach them? I tried the support email but got a message that said the mailbox was full.