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post don't show up in hashtags (aka "I'm not private you A.H.!!")

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by atlocc, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. atlocc

    atlocc Newbie

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    as said, when I publish a photo it'll show up in the hashtags only for people that already follow me, other people won't see it. It's like ig thinks my profile is private, but it is not! The profile is more than a year old and never used bot or other stuff on it.

    I tried the following:
    - reverted to personal account from businness
    - switched private on and off again
    - suspended the account for 48h

    nothing worked. If I make an API request (like https://api.instagram.com/v1/tags/HASHTAG/media/recent?access_token=TOKEN) the answer actually CONTAINS my post!!
    My friend had a similar problem and I solved it logging it from an IP outside US, so IG sent me an email to reset the profile and it solved the problem. But not this time!

    Any suggestion would highly appreciated!
     
  2. raulvtl

    raulvtl Newbie

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    You could try to contact them on their Facebook Instagram Business Page, there you have the highest chance of getting an answer, it looks you are shadow banned, they usually go away after some time, but no one knows.
     
  3. jiungsong

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    If the hashtag is a bit in the popular niche, possibly your posts are being pushed out by the ones that get a lot more attention?
     
  4. Mr. Pinky

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    Hello,

    I have the same problem. I'm commenting to be able to easily follow this thread for updates.

    Helpful: I tried contacting Instagram in all the ways possible, they haven't come back to me yet. It's been over 2 weeks.
     
  5. atlocc

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    thanks man, I'll try that

    I checked with very small hashtags too, makes no difference

    try the solution below, it worked for me in another case

     
  6. Mr. Pinky

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    I already tried that solution. I researched more and talked to some people and apparently this phenomena is called "shadow ban". Google it, there are a few articles on it. I'm trying to see now if the shadow ban is applied to my email or phone number by changing it.
     
  7. JZMedia

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    Anyone know how to solve this?
     
  8. Mr. Pinky

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    I'm currently trying the "disabling your account for a while" method. If interested, I will post update in a week or so.
     
  9. JZMedia

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    please do
     
  10. atlocc

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    Thanks, I looked around. Yeah some talked about it but I just can't figure out why it should have been applied to this particular account with less than 1k follower and never botted, instead of my other 5 hardcore botting accounts :)
     
  11. Nrthrnline

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    Any luck?
     
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    Watching this thread
     
  13. atlocc

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    quick update for those following
    after couple months of tries, and a couple unanswered email sent to support (through the app), the profile is now fully functioning
    I'll never be sure what fixed it, if just time or the support
     
  14. chad2320

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    So having started dozens of accounts in the same niche I have experienced the same thing on some accounts. Its hit or miss but it happens pretty often, it mostly comes down to luck. It can go away after a few weeks, or after your account grows and has enough natural engagement to grow correctly. I notice the difference a lot when I first start up an account, but don't really notice it once they have a few thousand followers and the accounts will get on the discover page without any issues.

    The only solutions I have found are

    1. Grow through it

    2. Delete the account and try again