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Instagram Engagement Dropped after Temp Unfollow Ban

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Nimrod, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. Nimrod

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    Hey guys,

    I have a 6 months old account, that I only started using last month (I just let it sit until now). I've been growing VERY slowly (on purpose), going extra safe with Instagress, and am currently in the 1k+ Followers area.

    3 days ago, I tried to speed things up a notch, unfollowed too fast, and got a temp unfollow ban (which lasted less than 24 hours).

    Here's the twist: Until now, I used to be able to get 20 likes within the first 2 minutes of posting a pic, and within an hour I'd be at 60-70 likes. HOWEVER, ever since the temp ban, I can barely cross 20 likes within the first HOUR of posting, and I max out at around 40 or 50.

    Do you guys think the temp ban messed with how IG values my account? It only happened once and it's pretty old... From your experience, do temp bans automatically mean that your Accounts standing has dropped? Or does IG sometimes go "Oh you naughty rascal!" and let things go back to normal (if it's only once)?

    Could this be a coincidence? Maybe IG just made a change to their algorithm over the last couple of days, hurting engagement rates?

    Thanks in advance you beautiful, beautiful people.
     
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  2. tompots

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    They may have some type of sandbox for flagged accounts, or you could have been ghosted. You will just have to wait and see what happens, hopefully it will go back to normal for you soon. I haven't had any temp bans/blocks for a long time so it's hard for me to say. One thing I do to stay ahead of the game is monitor forums for any sings of problems, and then take it really easy until the static clears.
     
  3. Nimrod

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    How would I know if I have been ghosted? I checked some of the hashtags I posted to and managed to find my pic on some of them (and for the some I didn't, this just may be due to their popularity and rapid updates). Also, can you recover from ghosting? Or is this the end of the line for this account?
     
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    Login to a different account from a different IP and then try and find them, make sure you
    clear all data from your computer or what ever your using to access the other account.
     
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  5. Nimrod

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    Yeah yeah, I wasn't logged in and entered the Hashtag page through Google, and everything seemed fine (different IP and all).

    Any idea if ghosting can be fixed?
     
  6. m4nuell

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    On one of my accounts after hitting 5k followers engagement dropped from ~200 to ~40, no temp bans or blocks or anything.
     
  7. Nimrod

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    Was that after the IG update a couple of months ago? Or very recently?

    Did it ever recover?
     
  8. m4nuell

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    It was like a couple days ago. Steady drop within 2-3 days and it did not recover, it's getting less than 100 now.
     
  9. lennyserrano

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    if we cant unfollow meaning we're limited, they should at least let us to post and get the activities we supposed to get and maybe we will stop to do this but no that mean instagram doesnt care about their users, they care only about money, I have no respect for this company no more.
     
  10. dianita

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    Maybe you should think more about who is your enemy and his rules.
    You are not playing nice.
     
  11. lennyserrano

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    then this app is dead to me since they added the unfollow limit im using it way less compare to before, the only time I use it is to build my account.
     
  12. Cherry

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    I could still post and like photos when I got temporarily banned from unfollowing.
     
  13. dianita

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    Lenny you should focus more on quality and less on numbers, because you have been in a very nice decline in engagement and it has nothing to do with inst.
    Anyway continue like that I enjoy watching it.
     
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    Sounds like Instagram is catching on to all the spam tacticta posted here.
     
  15. lennyserrano

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    what i mean is that if instagram put the limits stricter they should at least restore the endagment back to people who had the endgament drop, I never said i dont care about the endgagment, I care about both, 1 day I build the account and the other day I spend the day on focusing or trying to improve the endgagment.
     
  16. iHeartCBJ

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    Can you DM me the account name?

    I have a theory [just my own personal thoughts] about a variable people are neglecting to consider in IG's algorithm.
    I'd be glad to take a look at your account & let you know if I see anything that could help you.
     
  17. Nimrod

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    Has anyone ever heard of being "Un-Ghosted"? As in, reverting back to a normal status?
     
  18. yamaha

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    so i can still post, comment, follow/unfollow... but for some reason my images are not showing up in hashtags? I have 26 hashtags posted into my comments and the image doesnt show up within any of the hashtags. just happend in the last day or so... ? could this be why engagement has dropped? any fixes?