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Do I get Ghost Banned?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by alessbj, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. alessbj

    alessbj Junior Member

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    First of all:

    Does Ghost Banning exist?

    I've search some info but didn't find anything that says that Instagram actually makes you invisible for some people.

    If getting ghosted exist, then I have this symptoms:
    -I have huge drop on engagement from 4% to 1% or less
    -The follow/followback people on Followliker don't work anymore
    -I get 50 daily followers no matter what I do (even unfollowing people)


    What I've done wrong with this account?:

    - Getting 1k fake followers (currently I have 31k legit followers)
    - Inactive for 1 month



    If Ghost Banning exist and I get ghost banned, can I use simple throw away the account and begin with a new one with the same Handle?


    THANK YOU IG EXPERTS
     
  2. AdamsSixEcho

    AdamsSixEcho Registered Member

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    I'm not an expert, so wait for more answers, but I think the inactivity might be your problem. Check out your profile from a browser with incognito mode, if you can see your profile then everyone else can see it. I never heard about shadow banning on instagram, but again: I'm not an expert.
     
  3. Money4Nothing

    Money4Nothing Newbie

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    I've noticed a significant drop in engagement purely from being inactive on established completely legit accounts before. If I had to guess, i'd say thats your problem.
     
  4. KamikaziTurtlezz

    KamikaziTurtlezz Junior Member

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    I think it does exist... i get way more followers on newer accounts without following any but hardly seem to gain mainly on older ones
     
  5. gh0st_0

    gh0st_0 Senior Member

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    Yes it exits.
    Get one acc and like your main IG acc with it, than post something with your main acc and see if it shows up on your other acc, try this few times
     
  6. envisioned

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    IG might be gone for many of us once FB decides to not display your posts to your followers and let you pay to reach your audience. This will - perhaps - happen sooner or later, we'll see.

    I also heard of someone saying that when you follow someone it doesn't show up all the times on their activity feed, which is very unlikely imo. This would explain the lower fb rate, tho, considering everything else has HQ.

    Seeing lots of people complaining about a huge drop in engagement lately.
     
  7. alessbj

    alessbj Junior Member

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    Ok beign inactive would explain the drop in Engagement. It totally make sense. But...

    What about the followbacks?

    I use to get an average of 50% of follows converting to follows back. It means I followed 1k and I got 500 followers.

    Now it is less than 10% I literally follow 1k and got less than 100 followsback
     
  8. Galaxian

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    The whole idea of IG is to share photos with your followers, what you said will never happen.
     
  9. longdouble

    longdouble Regular Member

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    What he experiences is that his posts hardly ever appear on explore page or in top posts. IG never promised that.
     
  10. envisioned

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    I was mainly referring to the explore page (which most likes are usually coming from when you notice some really good gain in likes relative to your follower base), but I'm pretty sure it can also happen to the feed. You never know if it will "never" happen.

    I know that is not what IG has been created for, but since FB now owns IG they'll do whatever they want and you'll have to get used to it. It would actually be the worst thing they could do.

    I'm somehow afraid that a "promote" button will appear on your IG (or at least for companies) or have you ever thought a few years ago about IG introducing ADS in a way FB did just a few months ago?

    Was the main goal of a FB page to only display posts to about 4% (don't know exact number) of its users? well...

    As already said, you can hope it won't happen but you'll never know. I also wish that Fb keeps IG as it should've always been: sharing photos with all of your followers.
     
  11. timn421

    timn421 Newbie

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    Same thing is happening to me too. I have an aged personal account and have been grinding out since August. I got a temp ban a few weeks ago, I believe for being logged into my account from different IP's. Regardless, my followback has been pitiful at about 10%. Just followed 3000K users and only got back 200 or so users.
     
  12. alessbj

    alessbj Junior Member

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    Trust me, temp banning has nothing to do with our problem. I got temp banned from follows and unfollows on other account, and that account is growing like crazy 1k daily followers and 60% of follows backs.