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Is Instagram reducing my profile visibility??

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by LawrenceRad, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. LawrenceRad

    LawrenceRad Junior Member

    May 4, 2016
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    I'm watching myself carefully for paranoia but I don't think it's that.

    Background: I'm growing my IG account naturally using the bodybuilding niche. Having lots of fun. Been at it for around a month and a half. Goal is to monetize. I currently have 3,300+ followers.

    I don't have a day job so I like and follow throughout the day. 50 follows every 90 minutes. Maximum of 200 follows per day (my Followings are not quick, 3-10 seconds break between each follow).

    I've been using this method for a couple of weeks now. I always get follows back right after and more throughout the day. Occasionally (maybe twice per week) during mid day, after following for awhile, maybe 90 people, I get absolutely no follows back for around 2 hours. It's extremely peculiar.

    The next day is fine. I never receive any message from Instagram. The likes still roll through regardless.

    I've been mystified and paranoid for weeks now.

    1) Instagram is reducing my visibility temporarily. I've tripped some algorithm wire and I've been softly flagged as spamming.

    2) Instagram is being glitchy, which I've found it's been doing a lot lately. (Ie: old hashtag comments on my own photos temporarily being exposed even though multiple comments by people have been made afterwards), (When searching a hashtag, and I click on a specific Top Post photo, I try to scroll down, only to find IG preventing me, and page moves erratically). I could go on for a while lol.

    Any insights BHW??

    Thank you.