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Insta account got banned, trying to understand what went wrong

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by genius1969, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. genius1969

    genius1969 Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    My account just got permanently banned. I was very cautious, was working very low to not hit the insta radars, but still this happened. I'll write my details, maybe anyone had the same issue and knows what exactly could trigger the ban hammer. I'd really like to get an experience from this fail to move forward.

    1 account - 1 proxy
    Using FL to follow/like
    Using Igerslike for scheduled image posting

    FL settings:
    270-400 follows per day
    500-700 likes per day
    delays bigger than in imristo FL tutorial

    Account is 3 months old, started very low with only 100-200 follows per day.

    I'm posting 3 images per day.

    when the account got banned, it had 6777 following and 2571 followers.

    I'm thinking maybe 6777 following is too much and I should stop when I reach 6500?
     
  2. Neon

    Neon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nah that's not the case, I have a lot of accs with similar stats like 3k followers and 7500 following. The settings are not aggressive as well, you say proxy right ? which proxy provider are u using ?
    Link in bio ?
     
  3. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

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    My guess is:
    1. A shared proxy that's been abused.
    2. A link in the bio that IG freaked out over.
    3. You're the victim of being reported too many times.
    I'd be particularly concerned with number 3. I see a lot of spam comments for igerslike on Instagram, so your account might have been used to make these comments and enough people reported you for IG to pick up Mjolnir.
     
  4. dailyshoutouts

    dailyshoutouts Newbie

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    What is your niche? Some niches if you posted pics about a person on Instagram not shoutout. You account can report. I have some account report only post pics.
     
  5. JokerSEO

    JokerSEO Power Member

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    Have to agree here. If your settings wasn't the issue, most of the time it is due to proxy. Then I would look at #2 or #3 above
     
  6. freqee

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    You are using two separate bots. I wouldn't suggest that.
     
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  7. Android Tipster

    Android Tipster Regular Member

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    Possibly this too
     
  8. rorro

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    Setting isn't half aggressive.
    The possible reasons are:
    1. The IGERSLIKE you are using. Too many spam from them in the IG these days.
    2. Your proxy provider (which is the most likely reason)
    3. The 2 conflicting bots show different login location?
     
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    natethegreat7037 Newbie

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    The settings are not aggressive as well, which proxy provider are u using ? you say proxy right ?
     
  10. genius1969

    genius1969 Junior Member

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    I ordered my account to PVAdomination service, they also provide proxies as an addon. I liked that option, because you are using the same proxy, which was used to create the account. But I guess they're not the best in proxies..

    don't have any links, just a fresh account, only quality images with descriptions and hashtags.
    You mean igerslike can use my account to post comments, without even asking? if so, this is a shocking info for me, I'll get rid of them asap.

    niche is weed :) I post only beautiful weed pics, there are tons of accounts like this which don't get banned.

    how do they conflict with each other? I heard a lot of combo bot uses from users here, there are many successful journeys also. if I had to choose one bot for all of my tasks, which one would you recommend?

    same question on Igerslike, why would they use my account, if they really do that, the service is just BS. paying 20$/month just for posting pics and they even use my account if they want, that's just a rip off :)
     
  11. dami3n

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    The only extra information I can provide you which no one has said is were you phone verified. Did you sign up by email because you can now do that. If so did you verify your email. Was the account created by yourself or someone else. Did you get any warnings or was this just plain out of the blue. I had one account banned out of the blue but that was because it was fresh and added too much at once but your setting are fine. I get tons of temp bans where i cant add or like people for a few hours. Heck I got a 3 day ban from adding people on one of my account it only had 2k followers its still going strong today with 10k followers.

    Id personally look at the bot your using. Heard a lot of complaints about followliker to be honest with you thats the reason why I bought a different bot. Rule out everything else first. Btw try and get your account back by using the "my account got hacked" form.

    Good luck!
     
  12. genius1969

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    Yes, the account is phone verified, email verified. I didn't get any warnings, permanent ban slapped right into face.

    I'm thinking to move to MP, but there are a lot of users with great results for FL, so war everything was going great for me. by the way, when I got banned, I had a pause day, only liking option was on.

    I'm trying to restore the account, but insta is asking for a picture of me, holding a peace of paper with a code written on it(which they sent to me). I don't even know if I should do that and show my face to them, as I used fake details when creating the account and same details when I tried to restore it.
     
  13. dami3n

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    Seems odd, i didn't know they wanted a picture of you holding paper though that sounds like they want to record you for future suspicious activity. Pay someone on fiverr to take the shot for you if you don't want your face online fake everything. Id just drop the account if its too much work it might take you a month or two to build one up again but by then you might find out what the problem was especially if it happen again. Maybe the "pause" day was the problem god knows. Why not check if your proxy has been blacklisted you can google search that. If it's been reported as spam all over the place chances are it's the proxy.