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Can't follow anyone but verified accounts

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Clby1111, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Clby1111

    Clby1111 Registered Member

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    I have worked with instagram for years and never had this happen. I can follow a single account unless it has the blue check mark next to it. I got no notification that I am blocked from following anyone or even a warning that I need to stop for now. Has anyone seen anything like this before? Any clue when I will have the option to follow again?

    The account has over 2000 followers and is following around 7000. It has also been around a week since this first happened. I went from getting 150 followers a day down to 30 a day so any help is appreciated. Thank you
     
  2. speedypro

    speedypro Junior Member

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    Following 7,000 will do it to you. The max limit is 7.5 but like all things, it depends on the age of the accounts. Accounts approaching 6,800 followings often have soft-bans.

    If you have a negative follow/following ratio, you're screwed in the algorithm. There is simply no way for you to interact with all those people. If you dont interact, you'll be faded away from their time-lines.
     
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    Clby1111 Registered Member

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    Ok well that would do it then. For the first time ever I never unfollowed anyone so looks like I got some work to do unfollowing people. thank you for your help!
     
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    DeepMind Newbie

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    What are you using now to unfollow all those people?
     
  5. blackhatbilly

    blackhatbilly Registered Member

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    On one of my old accounts I had this problem. Remember not to unfollow too many people at once.