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Engagement Recovery Strategy on a 1-2% account

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by edspec, May 11, 2017.

  1. edspec

    edspec Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I have an account with 17.8k followers which I did manual f/uf on with target accounts in my fitness niche. Pre-Instagress ban-wave, average likes were about 500 with likes as high as 900 on certain big ticket posts (body pics, i'm in the fitness niche). Nowadays, I'd be lucky to receive maybe 400-600 on those same body pic posts, and barely scrape 300 all other posts. In general, I'd say likes are down by 30% in the last 30 days. Content quality is more or less the same as prior to.

    My question is, how can i recover this account's engagement? It's looking like I've bought followers nowadays, and I'm thinking of scrapping and restarting but it's my personal brand which may cause some sponsorships to bust. I'd like to recover it, more than anything.

    two things -
    1. looks like I'm being throttled, or not as many people are seeing my posts as before.
    2. I'm not shadow banned, have checked using multiple methods.

    Would really appreciate your thoughts on this matter!

    Summary/TLDR; how do you recover engagement on an account which was otherwise doing well a month ago, but seems to be throttled or having less reach? Is there a way to continue growing this account back into a better engagement ratio? It's 17.8k followers for an average of 300 likes per post.
     
  2. ramyh96

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    I would suggest engagement groups to help
     
  3. moodaaang

    moodaaang Newbie

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    I'm in a very similar situation. Have a 19k account that used to get 1k likes and up. It's been severely reduced for a while now. I stopped gaining followers and I'm getting around 300 likes on high-quality posts. It might be worth noting that I started doing Telegram rounds around Christmas. It seems like my organic engagement (1k+ on posts) got replaced with the round likes over time. Hoping it'll recover now that I've stopped doing rounds, but it doesn't look good.

    I'm hoping you'll get some good answers in this thread as I think it would be of relevance to a lot of people.
     
  4. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    Telegram engagement groups F**k up your IG accounts. I've written a post on BHW about it. Wait about 2 weeks and engagement will slowly come back and may even surpass previous engagement.
     
  5. moodaaang

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    Will there be a gradual increase do things just suddenly restore themselves? I stopped a week ago. Should I let the account rest completely or post regularly? Thanks!
     
  6. colorme

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    It depends on the account. I had many doing Telegram engagement. Some came back quickly after the 2 week period, others slowly. After 1 month, it was sails away!
    Do post regularly, otherwise, you'll lose the small number of accounts you have naturally engaging.
     
  7. Absolute//Zero

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    Interesting so you're against the telegram rounds? I've gone back to them after being away and with the post Instagress ban my account crippled. But I feel they are no longer making a difference even though I have a separate account to give likes. My posts do good like wise but the followers don't roll in anymore.
    Even before that in November / December I didn't really use telegram groups and my page was dying. If it wasn't for them it would have died off, maybe I should have let it?
     
  8. colorme

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    Don't know what could have caused your loss in engagement in Nov/Dec. Maybe too much botting, etc.

    As to not liking Telegram rounds, it's because the majority of the admins use your accounts to like/comments on their paid customers. I'm sure you noticed that you did all the likes, but only received a few likes in return.
    Also, I noticed that all the accounts that I handled and put into Telegram rounds, nose dived in organic engagement. After taking them out of Telegram, they went back to normal, and all did better then before. I believe that Instagram knows and has hit all accounts using Telegram rounds with ghosting in engagement.
     
  9. Absolute//Zero

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    I actually wasn't doing any bot stuff before, I was growing organically. I started nose diving so I went into black hat stuff like telegram rounds, did well and grew amazing. Now IG said no more black hat go back to organic growth. So I'm attempting to drop the last bit of automation and stop doing rounds to detox for a few days and then maybe try doing rounds with having a zombie account give like likes.
    I saw in your thread you made you had a list of trusted telegram groups. Can you send me that?
     
  10. technoob

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    VERY similar situation here!
    I was getting min. 4k organic followers a month and up to 6k. i started using a social media expansion service (follow/unfollow and like boost) I discontinued with them in february and turned off robolike then too because I had the feeling I was being throttled. it's now may and my following it 600 per month... it's been like this since jan/feb now. I get a lot of people watching my story (2-3k) but engagement on posts is at 0.7 - 1% . I don't even care about growing anymore, I just want my acount to be functioning normally...

    (interesting side note, when carousel was launched, i didn't have it for two weeks until I wrote IG about it and then I had it within 24 hours...)

    *edit I am going back (27 weeks) and deleting the first post with hashtags now...
     
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  11. Paschke000

    Paschke000 Newbie

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    Have a similar problem. Although I have never used telegram engagement groups, I have been botting for the last couple of months. Since I stopped botting and continued any suspicious things altogether, my engagement dropped to ridiculous levels.

    I have logged out of the account for one week and let it rest, which helped nothing. Now, after two weeks since I stopped botting the engagement still is shyte...
     
  12. edspec

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    it's so disheartening, isn't it? I stopped f/uf for over 2 months now. No solution in sight, no idea whats going on. I had more engagement at 8-12k than at almost 18k followers.

    Question - why are you deleting the first post with hashtags?
     
  13. willteasle

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    Same boat as most of you. Stopped all blackhat and engagement was even worse as I relied on autoliking others to get likes on the posts.
    Ive tried everything from leaving it 2 weeks, deactivating and returning. Deleting all hashtags, posting without hashtags. You name it I've tried it.
    I think the account is just dead. :/
     
  14. technoob

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    do accounts "die"?
    I was watching someone else's account... SAME thing happened to them (i was looking at stats on social blade) then suddenly their account activity went back up significantly and now it's slow again
     
  15. MIvanov98

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    Same thing with my 110k cars and 50k fashin account.. On my cars account i was gaining around 600 followers a day organically and my posts were getting 5-6k likes on average without bots.. My fashion page with 50k had engagement of 3-4k organic and gaining 1k followers A DAY... Now I am losing followers on both accounts and they get shit likes.. My cars page now gets like 2k likes and my fashion page barely 500... :/
     
  16. colorme

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    I've noticed this on a few of the accounts that I handle. since about 3 days ago, they have lost on engagement. I thought that it was probably just a rough patch on Instagram. It happens with accounts from time to time. Haven't lost followers, but gaining less. ie. Accounts that I handle do not spam, they are usually company or personal accounts with original HQ posts.

    Maybe all the engagement that they were getting was from other botted accounts?

    Or maybe Instagram's algorithm is messing around. My accounts were not ghosted, did not have hashtags on comments, so the above "fix" was not the cause.

    I hope someone with "friends" at Instagram can shed some light on what is going on with engagement.