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(Instagram) Hashtags not working?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Kenkishi, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Kenkishi

    Kenkishi Newbie

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    Hi, my posts this past week or so has hashtags that aren't working, and lost a lot of likes/follows...
    I've been using LevPasha's python bot, like4like, and an unfollow app for Samsung.

    I'm not sure if it's a shadowban or not, since I'm still allowed to follow and all; just hashtags not being shown to anyone that isn't already following me...

    I'm wondering which of those 3 would cause it (most likely any one of those), and more importantly, if there's any solution to this?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. imjs

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    If you overuse the same hashtags, your hashtags will be ghosted. Some hashtags gets ghosted more easy than others.
     
  4. Kenkishi

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    Thanks guys! I'll try that method soon. I tried logging on to my acc on another device, as well as another account, but still the same issue. Do you think it'd be fine if I wiped my Samsung and make a new account?
     
  5. Landotree

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    I'm going to have to step in here and say I think something has been wrong with instagram this past week or two in general.

    You probably aren't ghost banned.

    Also this using the same hashtags mess please stop spreading that unless you have facts. I know one account who has been using the same hashtags nonstop and their engagement and likes are just fine. They still have pics go viral as well.

    It's more than likely whatever has been going on with instagram and whatever changes they are making. Just sticky it out and hope things settle down and return to normal soon.
     
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    how to scrape hashtags for twitter and pinterest?
     
  7. Rishana

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    I'd say it's been since mid Feb. I used to be able to predict the number of likes a piece of content would get now it's almost a crap shoot.
     
  8. imjs

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    It has nothing to do with your device or similar. It has to do with spammy behavior, even normal users get easily ghosted if they do stuff manually (ex. if you use #whatsapp #snapchat and similar you get ghosted pretty quick). What you need to do is to check if you're ghosted from using specific hashtags or hashtags overall. So first post a few images with hashtags that you have never used before. If you can do that, then it only means you need to switch between different hashtags more frequently. If it does not work, then you are ghosted in general. What you need to do then is to keep posting photos but with no hashtags at all, for a couple of days or maybe even weeks depending on how "hard" ghosted you are :)

    Edit: The reason to why you are getting lower likes etc now is probably because you are in a bad cycle. - Because you are hashtag ghosted you get lower engagement, resulting in IG algorithm ranking your posts lower resulting in even lower engagement.
     
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  9. Kenkishi

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    That makes sense, thank you! Checked other hashtags and even obscure hashtags with only 3 posts aren't showing; BUT some works; like 1 out of 20, and. I have a food niche and have been using the same 20-ish hashtags, so I guess that's why. Guess I'll try waiting it out, thanks a lot :)
     
  10. imjs

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    No problem! :)
     
  11. Hassanmj

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    Hello..
    Here is the solution,
    Make 20 photos ready to post and 10 hashtags, then post them one by one immediately, don't wait between posts don't change hashtags, your hashtags will active again.
    Thank you.
    Help others please.
    My account is @alrabesh.sa
    Please click and see my youtube channel in BIO to help.
     
  12. Ivan94

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    If you want to get banned, do this
     
  13. Hassanmj

    Hassanmj Newbie

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    Try it with 5 or 10 photos only.
    Remember:
    Same hashtag for all.
     
  14. BlueSnow

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    I managed to recover my account by temporarily disabling it.

    Easy.