For those getting action blocked on Instagram

colorme

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Found something sneaky that Instagram is doing if you are using bots to follow/unfollow.

If you are getting action blocked for following/unfollowing, one of the main reasons could be that you are only using "follow scraped users from a list", instead of scraping from followers that follow an account or users that engaged with a post.

Many of us scrape users depending on followers, engagement, last posted in x days, etc, etc. We then upload this list of scraped users to be followed

After some of the accounts that I handle started getting blocked, even when I would let them sit for up to 7 days without any action, the blocks would remain. I use residential IPs and business IPs, so it was not the usual excuse of "proxies", etc, etc. I would also have more than 1 account on those same IPs that were not getting hit with blocks. - The difference between those getting blocked and those not, was that the ones with the block were only using a list of users to follow. By the way, none of the lists had the same users, or niches, as I handle different types of clients. Each list was unique and specific for each account.

Once, I realized this, I deleted the lists, and had the accounts do all the scraping from posts and/or user's followers, now no more blocks when these accounts do follow/unfollow.

As I've written in the last weeks here on BHW, Instagram has found a way to detect bot action for certain ways in which your bot does follow/unfollow. Try it out if you are getting blocked on some accounts and can't decipher the reason why.

My belief is that the way bots do follow from a list of users (only, not scrape a post, select users and then follow them from there) is not human-like.

Hope this helps those of you who are at a loss as to why your accounts were getting blocked.
 

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i have never tried to scrape and follow users lists but i was thinking about doing that .. so thank you for saving my time and money , i always set the bot to follow the latest likers of a post or the followers of a specific account and never faced any action blocking problems.
 

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I only target people that interact with the latest posts of my target accounts. Am i fine ?
 

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Yes, seems to be true. Cuz the common user logins into the account, check the feed, then do couple likes (let it be 5-10) reply to comments, watch some story, and follow users. Not to many actually, and the source of these new users are recomendations in general. Not the users with super engagement which matches the filters.

So, thats why u r probably righ and IG can detect accounts such like that. Im even sure they know about every single accounts which uses a bot, but just close their eyes, cuz grwoing of the network is very beneficial for them.
 

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Yes, seems to be true. Cuz the common user logins into the account, check the feed, then do couple likes (let it be 5-10) reply to comments, watch some story, and follow users. Not to many actually, and the source of these new users are recomendations in general. Not the users with super engagement which matches the filters.

So, thats why u r probably righ and IG can detect accounts such like that. Im even sure they know about every single accounts which uses a bot, but just close their eyes, cuz grwoing of the network is very beneficial for them.

I think the same way. they need bots, without bots the traffic will fall :D
 

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Yes, seems to be true. Cuz the common user logins into the account, check the feed, then do couple likes (let it be 5-10) reply to comments, watch some story, and follow users. Not to many actually, and the source of these new users are recomendations in general. Not the users with super engagement which matches the filters.

So, thats why u r probably righ and IG can detect accounts such like that. Im even sure they know about every single accounts which uses a bot, but just close their eyes, cuz grwoing of the network is very beneficial for them.

I totally agree with you. I mean common, who follows 200+ people every single day? it's obvious as hell. Looks like they just raise the barrier to enter for low-tier scammers/spammers so that they can't operate in the platform, but smarter ones will continue doing so. Also, am I wrong to say that people who spam with adult niche get punished much more than people who work with client management?
 

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its not huge task for ig to detects bot but they need bots data their AI dogs as well as to inflate user stats that they show to public
 

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I think they are more into see that you ever grab a followers from profile, so I fake scrolling the followers list but the true is that I have the list ready.
I do get liek blocks for 2-3 account from 200 every day, but this is proxy related.
Also I use the search box for finding users and not direct url.
 

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During our discussion about this on my thread, I switched back to the typical style rather than a custom list. Fixed the problem. Glad to know you tested it too and found the pattern as well.
 

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Thanks for this, almost started this the other day
 

Naroha

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never used scraped lists to follow and still there are action blocks
 

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I can assure you there are people out there being legit waaay more aggressive than your bot settings ,at least for likes and story views.

I'm currently using auto-likes only for a 4hour time span between my posts just to increase engagement.
F/U limited by hour limit not day limit with a 10hour break just to make it look as natural as possible.

I'm testing this method in a new account so I will have more data later on .

Aged- 1 week before first post (not much but that's the point of my test)
1st post: 2 days ago
Current engagement - 20-40 likes , 80% legit users not bots
For hashtags I use @Daggermouthx method
Links - no links
 
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i get blocked on likes even if i am having a big interval between actions 1~2 minutes and a break of 60 mins after every 20 actions how to bypass this
 

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As I experienced, it looks like likes are punished way more than follow actions.
 

ZakariaeJaidi

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I did 72 a day with custom list an got blocked in the 73 attempt.
With interval of following 8 accounts every hour then take a nap.
 
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