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Like drop, need suggestions and help

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by kdallasteppa, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. kdallasteppa

    kdallasteppa Newbie

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    So guys, this happened: i grow a lot ( 18,5 k followers now ) but like dropped like a meteor and i am posting quality stuff and with hashtag and caption really good, what the hell is happened? I think you are more expert than me and i need some serious advice, i don't know if i can write my username here, it will be good if you can watch my profile and look what i am doing wrong. I'm grateful for any kind of help and sorry for the bad English!

    P.s. i'm using massplanner on my account
     
  2. Norton6

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    The problem is that some of those followers may have been bots and when IG is doing cleanups they were deleted.
     
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    Ok but if that was the case my Followers count too should drop. Sometimes i use hublaagram to boost my likes, it can affect something?
     
  4. k300m

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    I had similar problem , but in order to give you the solution, you need to know the answers for the following questions, because if you don't have like my problem then my solution isn't for you.
    the questions are:
    1- Where did you get the majority of your likes ?
    a- from your followers
    b- from hashtags
    c- or did you buy fake ones ?

    c:
    if the answer is "c" (which I don't believe) then it doesn't make sense that you started this post at all haha :D , so I assume it's not.

    a:
    if the answer is "a" , then it means now you have a lot of fake followers and that's why you aren't getting from them likes, either you buy those, or maybe social-media sellers are following your accounts so their fake accounts looks real, it happens all the time.

    b:
    if the answer is "b" which is the case with my problem, I was and still getting majority of my likes by viral way (hashtags) , not from my followers, maybe 5-10% of my followers like my posts while 90% are from hashtags and those usually become my followers later.
    but suddenly I stopped getting likes and the reason was that one of my hashtags didn't exist anymore at instagram, and once there is something like that then it can ruin all your other hashtags and your photo will not appear at any hashtag and that's why you don't get any like at all or barely you get.
    so in order to know which hashtag is the problematic then you need to check all your hashtags one by one then next time don't use the specific bad hashtags, and the other thing is: don't put your hashtags in the description , add them in the first comment (you post the comment) immediately when you upload your photo so it can be in the top of the hashtags.
    the reason of posting the hashtags in comments and not in description is due to a bug (or feature) in instagram that don't allow the photo be posted at any hashtag once there is a problematic hashtag, even if you remove that bad hashtag from your description of the photo, but if the bad hashtag was in the comments section then once you delete that comment and re-comment again the good hashtags then your photo will appear in all hashtags you posted below your photo.
    since I started to add hashtags in comments all my problems are solved.
    then I noticed that many users in instagram know this solution , and I knew it also by making google search and found an article, which is my last tip for you, next time search for your problem in google and am sure you will find a solution , google is "Buddha/God" of solutions.

    if all the above didn't help, then I have no idea what else could be.

    good luck !
     
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    kdallasteppa Newbie

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    Really really thank you @k300m. My problem is the hashtag one for sure! And this evening i'll try it and let you know the result! Thanks for now! I searched on Google a lot but i didn't find anything useful like your answer!
     
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    The hashtag ghosting has been discussed here on BHW at length.
     
  7. k300m

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    You're welcome man !
    helping others is good karma ;)

    keep us posted about that.

    good luck !
     
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    kdallasteppa Newbie

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    Tried this method for the last days.. nothing changed. I really don't know what to do, my photos are objectively better and they are taking the half of worse photos. If you have any new suggestions i would try everything!
     
  9. colorme

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    Are you in any engagement groups?
     
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    @colorme in a small photography engagement pod on telegram, like 10 people
     
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    Check https://shadowban.azurewebsites.net/ if you are shadowbanned.

    If you are, the cure should be to temporarily disable your account for some time, usually 2 weeks.

    I was shadowbanned before for using always the same set of hashtags. Change at least one hashtag for every post.
     
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    I am banned by the site..but is legit? I have truly to wait 15 days??
     
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    You got banned by a free site? What the heck did you do to accomplish that?
     
  14. colorme

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    It shouldn't affect you much. Since likes will be coming in at different times. Best is to make sure that all of you follow each other, so that it looks organic to Instagram's algorithm.
     
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    Sorry, mispelled. The site say that my last post is banned on ig but i did some research and that site say so for every post with hastag in comment and no in caption
     
  16. k300m

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    Here is a new solution for you:

    I was also banned few days ago when I was testing a new bot I developped :), then I remembered you when I found a solution and came to tell you because it's really pain in the ass to be lost :)
    anyway, looks like you are banned !
    but there are few types of bans on IG, but the common are:

    1- Apple/Google ID Ban , (either temporary or forever , but the solution is easy, read below) , it means, your IG app installed with apple/google ID is banned for all IG users that try to login via your app-mobile, that's lightest ban, since it's not personal ban against your IG username, solution below.

    2- IG Username ban (this is the worst type and you can't do anything, it's in the database of IG and only they can set you free), unlike the first ban above (Apple/Google ID) , the solution that you'll read bellow for the the first ban type (Apple/Google ID app ban) will not work for this one, the solution for this one is only creating another username while keep checking every while (3-4 days) if they unbanned your main username (the banned one).

    Solution for first ban type (Apple/Google ID Ban):
    I believe that if it's the first ban then you're banned via Apple/Google ID (App ban) because usually the second type (IG username ban) happens after few times of first type ban or serious abuse of the website (IG TOS abuse) then finally they delete your account without any notice but that's not your case currently.

    So, meanwhile try doing the following:
    in my case I was banned temporary by my apple ID , because I used the same iphone to log-in with a spammy account then I logged in with my official account, then IG blocked my apple ID.

    The solution for that is easy:

    1- Un-install your IG app from your mobile, and don't re-install it back yet (don't forget to backup your phone first).

    2- Create a new apple ID if you use iphone or google-store ID if you use android. (don't forget to backup your phone first).

    3- After Changing your apple/google ID , download IG app again then re-install it with the new Apple/Google ID (not the old one because it's banned) and log-in to your account , then upload anything (test photo) and use a temporary hashtag for test , (for example: #test90000) and check if your photo appears there, if it appears, then check again 4-5 times within 2-3 minutes, if it's still there then you are fine now , it means your apple/google ID was banned either temporary or forever but it doesn't matter because in this case instagram bans only your Apple/Google ID not your IG username, and this ban affects only the installed app, in other words it's like saying you have a problem in the app and all IG usernames that will login via that app will not work properly , because the banned ID is attached to that app, that is installed, even the official instagram username :) itself once logins from your mobile won't be able to tag photos and let them appear in hashtags, because it's app ban so any account that logs in to that app will be banned automatically. but the solution is so easy, as described above.

    Now the cool part is, you can login back to your old apple/google ID in your mobile and keep posting photos via your installed IG app , but ! be careful not to un-install the app then re-install it with your old banned ID because then you'll have the ban again.

    let us know if that helped.

    cheers
     
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    @k300m thanks a lot for you reply, i tested the id problem but didn't helped. I wanna show you the insight of my last post. Please tell me what you think doesn't seem shadowbanned to me..
     

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    It doesn't look like you're shadowbanned, but that is no real proof. To me it looks like a lot of bots are liking your pictures because organic engagement should also show a few people save your image.

    It is really easy to check if you're shadowbanned but the only reliable way of doing this is by asking a friend who doesn't follow your acc and is in a different network than you. You should first be 100% sure that your like drop is not due to a shadowban.
     
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    @xwest i really don't know other ways to explain this massive drop..
     

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    I will try this as well for my reach drop. I have 2 questions:
    - did you use your spammy account thru instagram or thru a 3rd party app? I'm curious if instagram can associate those 2 accounts if you operate on one mobile but using different apps.
    - did you wait a couple of days before taking action on reinstalled app?