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Hashtag Shadowban?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Igwannabe, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Igwannabe

    Igwannabe Newbie

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    Dear blackhatters,

    After reading some encouraging threads on thsee forums, I decided to start dabbling in Instagram marketing and created a couple pages. One of them was in the "hot girl" niche and I fear that one of the images I posted was a bit too risqué. I logged on to find that account banned for an image violating the ToS. My personal account was also logged in on the app at the time and would only login through Facebook or a web browser after. Additionally, I was blocked from creating new accounts.

    Fast forward a couple weeks and it allows me to create new accounts again and there are no login issues on my personal account. Hashtags won't work for any images posted on my accounts now though. They will only appear under the hastag when I view them from the account I post them. If I pull up the images while on a different account, they do not appear. Regardless of whether it is one or several hashtags, in a separate comment or image description, the issue remains. It affects my personal account and all other accounts that I create, even those I create through a proxied web browser.

    How are they tracking me and how do I clear my device so I can create new accounts that won't be flagged? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
     
  2. pro_sin

    pro_sin Newbie

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    Yes. You can be shadow banned. It happened to me.

    It only shows up to people that follow your account, but to others that don't, it will not show up. It's to prevent spam.

    Some say deactivating helps reset it, but if that does not work, I am not sure if there is a solution unfortunately.
     
  3. instagramheart

    instagramheart Registered Member

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    Any solution??
     
  4. Sean Elliott

    Sean Elliott BANNED BANNED

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    Changing your IP and MAC address might help. won't turt to try...