I got shadowbanned during my instagram journey

Red Yonko

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So during this journey: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/journey-to-50-000-instagram-followers.1190133

*I got shadowbanned and I learnt why*
Making a google search I found out that if I copy paste the same 30 hashtags again and again is something instagram don't like it that much.

I have around 450 posts and the 200 are with the same hashtags... EXACTLY THE SAME. :)
Of course they have got too many likes, some of them 10k+, and its kinda sad watching this:

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*What I'm gonna do about it*

After I googled I think I will not login to my account for like 1-2 days so I can may get rid of the shadowban. Now about the hashtags, I can't get rid of them... I need them so much... Otherwise I'm gonna get only 20-30 followers per day. For a 22k followers page is really small number. Before the shadow I was getting 250-400 followers per day. So this is what im gonna do:

If my hashtags were "#fun #lotoffun #bhw_fun", I'm gonna make them "#lotoffun #bhw_fun #fun" and I'm gonna do that randomness of the hashtags on every post so every description will be different with the other. I may write other hashtags sometimes that are not used on every post.

Like #whitehat_fun will be once on every 5 posts.

I need to have some replies below so I can read from you guys if I'm going on the right way or on the wrong.

#guide_me_BHW!
 
if u got shadow banned .. then 14 days will took to remove.
dont use 30 hashtag.. use 20 hashtag only.. use different hashtag for evry post..
if u combining the the two hashtag into 1.. that doest seem to be work as previous ones work
 
I only try to use 10 or less hashtags.

also, putting your hashtags in a different order does not chance anything I guess.

just try to rank for different hashtags.
 
You don't need to overthink it just change one or two from your set for every post.

An example with my travel accounts, I use same set of hashtags just change the last hashtag with the location of the place.
 
if u got shadow banned .. then 14 days will took to remove.
dont use 30 hashtag.. use 20 hashtag only.. use different hashtag for evry post..
if u combining the the two hashtag into 1.. that doest seem to be work as previous ones work

How can I know when I will get unshadow?

BTW: Why the hell instagram allows 30 hashtags on each post if it's risky :devil:
 
Hi there!

If you can see Hashtags in post insights is not a shadowban. When your account faces a shadowban, Hashtags won't appear in insights.

Whats you showing is something that, nowadays, is happening to many other people, included myself. Many of my posts look like yours with that low hashtags reach but I noted that some posts that start with really low hashtag reach (4 for example) if the blow up in explore they start blowing up in hashtags too. So I don't know if hashtag game has changed or so with the last algo update.
 
Hi there!

If you can see Hashtags in post insights is not a shadowban. When your account faces a shadowban, Hashtags won't appear in insights.

Whats you showing is something that, nowadays, is happening to many other people, included myself. Many of my posts look like yours with that low hashtags reach but I noted that some posts that start with really low hashtag reach (4 for example) if the blow up in explore they start blowing up in hashtags too. So I don't know if hashtag game has changed or so with the last algo update.

Finally someone!

This is one of my new posts. Look the difference:
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I'm so confused... Should I keep writing 30 hashtags or should I decrease it? OR should I write no hashtags for a couple days? o_O
 
Finally someone!

This is one of my new posts. Look the difference:
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I'm so confused... Should I keep writing 30 hashtags or should I decrease it? OR should I write no hashtags for a couple days? o_O

TBH I'd say Instagram is a bit confusing nowadays. In the last days, since the algo update, nothing seems to be working on my main account. I tried during 4 days with videos after noticing pics an carusel not working and BOOM, absolutely viral. But when I posted the fifth video nothing happened, low reach and no hashtags, no explore (as you showing in your posts) even not from home. Now my account is mostly getting what you showing.

But I'd say the amount of hashtags you use don't determinate anything. That's something that's being discussed for a long time and, in my experience, I'm being using 29-30 hashtags from the very beginning and my main account has perfomed really well, at least until now.
 
TBH I'd say Instagram is a bit confusing nowadays. In the last days, since the algo update, nothing seems to be working on my main account. I tried during 4 days with videos after noticing pics an carusel not working and BOOM, absolutely viral. But when I posted the fifth video nothing happened, low reach and no hashtags, no explore (as you showing in your posts) even not from home. Now my account is mostly getting what you showing.

But I'd say the amount of hashtags you use don't determinate anything. That's something that's being discussed for a long time and, in my experience, I'm being using 29-30 hashtags from the very beginning and my main account has perfomed really well, at least until now.

No explore and no home? Have you used any bots for follow/unfollow ?

I think Im gonna make a script to shuffle hashtags so you can paste them in different order and with different description. Like you want 80 hashtags and the script will pick you 30 of them randomly in random order. Would this help to our accounts?
 
Use 15-20 hashtags, use something like https://www.randomlists.com/list-randomizer

And then you can use child accounts to add some ones in the first comment

If you see that your posts don't show at recent post of the hashtag try the story method

Share some of the posts as story and add some hashtags (2 or 3), if you catch the attention of your audience, they will visit your profile and see the new post

Personnaly, I don't like the stories with a post hidden by a new post sticker, but they use to be effective
 
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Isn't this «forbidden» from instagram?

If you have 5 accounts that follow your main account, and take turns to post comments, and do it from a PC or another mobile device, is hard to detect because every big account has some fans that comment regulary (without being related with the big account).

I had a 3 days block and then I was shadowban (my posts wasn't shown at hashtags) and I reverse that with this method. I posted with only few hashtag and I used satellite accounts for add the rest of the hashtags. And when I did it, my post returned to be shown at hashtags
 

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Okay Im so sure that I've got shadowbanned now. I cannot find not one of my posts in my hashtags plus im not getting that many followers like before.

Triberr.com, though, has other opinion when I did the shadowban test:
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Look how few people find it from hashtags: :weep:
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I was getting more than 5k views from hashtags when I had 15k followers... Now that I've got 23k, the views are getting decreased and fewer people are following me. Because they cannot find me.
 
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