I'm getting ton of messages about people's accounts losing engagement and not doing as well as before. If you are shadow banned, you will certainly do worse than before. Here is how you find out: On your main account post a picture and use a hashtag with low share volume. I used #lasvegas2017, only has about ~4000 related posts. I used my 50k account that will for sure get top likes in that hashtag because right now the top post for #lasvegas2017 is ~300 likes. Once the picture is posted with that hashtag, go on another account that is NOT following the main account and search for the hashtag #lasvegas2017. In my situation, my picture got 800 likes but it did not show up at all in the hashtag search. If this is the case, you have been shadow banned. This will only work if you are NOT (I repeat NOT) following the main account. Try again with another hashtag. If it shows the same results, you are definitely shadow banned. What can I do if I am shadow banned? Many different possible solutions have been posted before in the forum such as: 1) Deactivating your account for 2 weeks 2) Emailing Instagram support Note: Neither of these two solutions have been proven. Best solution? Start over with another account. Go Manual. How do I avoid shadow ban? Don't perform actions on your account like a robot. Don't use obvious engagement groups. Instagram knows your "tactics". Liking 400 users within 1 hour every day at the same time (3 pm)? Nice try.