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Getting banned from instagram...

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by FlyinTurdNugget, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. FlyinTurdNugget

    FlyinTurdNugget Regular Member

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    Ok... how exactly does it work?

    I had an account that I built up to a couple thousand followers doing it manually (follow/unfollow) in the fishing niche. I posted pics of fish people caught (not my pics... just pulled from the internet). About a week after making the account, I put a link in the bio, continued my follow/unfollow... and boom.. I was banned.

    So I made a new account... same niche, did the same process exactly... banned again.

    Was I banned cause of the link and then carrying on following/unfollowing immediately? I thought I may have read somewhere after putting a website in your bio, you should wait a week or so before mass following again.

    Or was I banned cause I had pics of a bunch of random people without acknowledging them or anything?

    Anybody figured out the formula here?
     
  2. Skyebug77

    Skyebug77 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    How fast were you following/unfollowing?
     
  3. This Dude

    This Dude Junior Member

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    Are you using any tools ? then must check the proxies
     
  4. Tiddlywink19

    Tiddlywink19 Regular Member

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    "About a week after making the account, I put a link in the bio"

    What was the link? If it was anything direct affiliate related, it could potentially be considered spam and bye bye account. If you used the same link twice, there is your answer.

    Was it like a CB hoplink or something?
     
  5. Tiddlywink19

    Tiddlywink19 Regular Member

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    The story was kosher until that part, Lol.
     
  6. S0leil

    S0leil Regular Member

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    Interested in this. Hope you are figuring it out.