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Follow/Unfollow: IG throttles post display and relevance

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by nslw9495n, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. nslw9495n

    nslw9495n Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    normaly i use the follow/unfollw method to gain reach on IG.
    Last week i had to restart my server and forgot to restart Massplanner.
    After this my IG accounts ran without follow/unfollow method, but I added some posts manually.
    5 days long my IG accounts were treated the "right way" as IG wants it.
    I noticed that the posts I added in these 5 days got up to 50% more engagement.
    I didn't changed the post description or hashtags, the post quaility was exactly the same.

    Does anyboy made similar experiences with the follow/unfollw method.
    Maybe IG already reacted to the follow/unfollow method with specific algorhythms to prevent abuse by throtteling the post relevance of posts which get posted by aggressiv follow/unfollow accounts.

    Anybody?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Mrkoco

    Mrkoco Power Member

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    There's sense in this ..... I believe the Algo exist
     
  3. Conorvlad

    Conorvlad Registered Member

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    Yep, I notice my engagement goes down when I am in the "follow" stage of this method and then my engagement rises when I'm in the "unfollow" stage..
     
  4. nslw9495n

    nslw9495n Registered Member

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    Problem for me is that I unfollow in the morning and follow in the evening. :D
     
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    TimelordHarry Regular Member

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    Yup. I noticed this with my main accounts 2-3 weeks ago. After a bit of research on the Reddit I found that it probably is because of the use of Instagram API with the bot. So, I switched to non-API bot and it became all normal.
    I don't know if you know it, but instagress has been shut down (probably by instagram according to their site). So, there is a possibility that instagram might have developed an algorithm and policy to crack down bot uses.