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Engagement Trends

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Trolling4Dollars, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Trolling4Dollars

    Trolling4Dollars Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I know this isn't necessarily a new topic, but I was curious what others are seeing.

    Over the past week, I've been getting about 200 fewer likes per photo & about 15 fewer comments than normal. Photo quality is the same, so I don't think that's the issue. Using the same hashtag strategy as always. I've also gotten featured 4 times in the past week by fairly large accounts (legit features, didn't buy shoutouts).

    At first, I thought it was just due to the 4th holiday last weekend, but the trend has held up all week. Dallas shootings / etc. have everyone off IG & glued to the news?

    A few things I've noticed...

    • Engagement is down as mentioned above.
    • I'm getting spammed a lot more for some reason. Used to happen from time to time, but for some reason I'm now seeing one user like damn near all my photos many times a day. Not sure why that's started happening. Just this morning, since getting up, I've seen 6 instances of spamming.
    • My feed isn't showing a lot of activity. I check IG a lot, probably more than most, but historically I would say there were always 50+ new photos in the feed any time I checked. Seems lately there are maybe 10 - 15.
    I've heard about "ghosting" or something like that. Is that really a thing? How would you check to see if your account had been ghosted?

    What's everyone else seeing?
     
  2. alxmax

    alxmax Regular Member

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    No difference for me, I see something like 20% difference in engagement on my photos in general. So 1k one day, 800 next, 1.2k next etc.
     
  3. Blakereed

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    I have noticed a small decline in followers I receive per day. Might be from the new algorithm that just started. Will report back in a few days and give an update.
     
  4. Trolling4Dollars

    Trolling4Dollars Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think I found my problem.

    I started using Hootsuite to auto schedule my posts about a week ago. The times they proposed looked funny to me, but I thought I'd go with it since I assumed they'd know the best time to post.

    This morning, I went back to posting at the time I felt was right. BOOM. Engagement right back where it used to be.
     
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