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my ig account is throttled or shadow banned? help? will $$

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by whodunit27, May 16, 2017.

  1. whodunit27

    whodunit27 Junior Member

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    ok recently one of my accounts has been throttled or something as my engagement dropped terribly. 500-700 likes to 100-150 after 24 hours.

    (all ig accounts affected are linked to a FB page & Phone verified)

    things thats possibly got me throttled,

    Bot use
    Follow Unfollow Liking,

    about a month ago i got temp banned from following (24 hours)

    since then my engagement was never the same,

    i paused my account for 5 days, no change

    How can i get out of this! im losing out on tons of CASH!!

    when will my throttling end? is there an end?

    please help! will pay for a fix
     
  2. freeTroop

    freeTroop Newbie

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    try manual post with your phone, manual like follow and unfollow
     
  3. brothers13

    brothers13 Newbie

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    slow down on spam. IG knows people arent working 24 hrs a day and following and unfollowing. simple.
     
  4. whodunit27

    whodunit27 Junior Member

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    im still able to do those things with bot. just my engagement dropped and i notice on insights - i have way less impressions on each post after my "temp ban" incident

    how can i get the engagement back or if i really am throttled by IG - how can i get this undone? does it last forever?
     
  5. rtribe13

    rtribe13 Registered Member

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    If you're a business account thats my best guess, cut hashtags for a few days see if it helps
     
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  6. madblackhatter1000

    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    yeah theres something very weird with business accounts - a good friend of mine made a post in a business acct yesterday, only 25 likes after an hour, changed his account back to personal, 300 in an hour... not sure what the benefit of a business account is if they don't treat it with the same respect as a personal account..
     
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    Sephrata Senior Member

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    Quite simple really. Facebook/IG are pushing for paid advertising from business accounts. By limiting the engagement and reach by business accounts, they indirectly force businesses to use paid advertising.

    There is a tool to check if you're shadow banned (not sure about its accuracy though): http://shadowban.azurewebsites.net/
     
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    Conorvlad Registered Member

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    If you have posted your hashtags in the comments section of your posts, delete them all. Only use around 20 hashtags maximum and don't post them in the comment section. I know this has worked for some people.
     
  9. whodunit27

    whodunit27 Junior Member

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    thanks guys for all the tips. i never use hashtags as my audience has grown without use of them and they attract alot of spam comments n shit.

    thats bs if ig treats a business accout that way, i paused my accnt on the bot for 5 days i hope that helps.
     
  10. creative.genius

    creative.genius Newbie

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    not sure I'm buying this. Have you tested any of this properly?
     
  11. Conorvlad

    Conorvlad Registered Member

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    I have not done it myself as I'm not shadowbanned but this is a solution I have seen posted here and in a Telegram group I'm in. Worth the try if you're really stuck.
     
  12. trfoti

    trfoti Registered Member

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    Yeah, try to switch it to personal account. I have heard the same that business account doesn't perform the same as personal.