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ShadowBan - a new algorithm instagram ...be aware!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Immorra, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Immorra

    Immorra Junior Member

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    In recent years, many active users Instagram note the "strange" behavior of the algorithms of the social network in relation to some users. Some previously active methods of promotion profiles and publications aren't working like before – and what's more, for the use of the most proven ways of promotion, there is now the threat to ban.

    No, it often happens that for the promotion of the profiles are not locked forever. If the system applies to a specific user ShadowBan, that publication is not even visible in the news feed from its own subscribers.

    According to the network administration, such conditions will help to clear it from the hundreds of thousands of advertising posts and other spam publications. The algorithm is a "shadow ban" was introduced spontaneously – many users did not understand what happened to their recently promoted profiles. The result – a waste of considerable money on promotion, which is not true – Moreover, such methods of promotion can lead to losses in the form of "churn" of subscribers!


    How not to get the ShadowBan?
    What methods of promotion still relevant?
    What if your profile was in ShadowBan

    ...all this in today's article...

    ShadowBan (auto lock) and the scale of user confidence (iDoT)

    "Hackneyed" methods of the mass following and automatic likes on publications followers almost sunk into oblivion... Besides, it's time to forget about prescribing the same #hashtags on tens and even hundreds of publications – the risk of long-term ShadowBan'and very high.

    The operation, causing "suspicion" Instagram analyzer, sooner or later will lead to a reduction of the trust account. If the level drops to the critical value, your publication does not fall into the ribbon of followers Instagram's TOP hashtags on the above.

    Let us consider a conventional scale of trust - "iDoT"


    Probation trust scale consists of ten items, which are arranged in descending order. Accordingly, "ten" users, leading exceptionally high-quality content profiles (regular and unique posts, stripping photos/videos, no repeating the same #hashtags, etc.). And at the bottom of the scale are users who use ineffective ways to be in the Top: it is worth noting the systematic violation of recommended limits on days/hours to attract new followers and overly "aggressive" miss clicking.

    Scale the trust has received the name the acronym iDoT (Instagram "Degree of Trust" – the trust level of Instagram)

    After analyzing thousands of profiles of active users of Instagram, we (the company "BoS Technologies") has compiled a list of the most common reasons that trigger Instagram to send a profile in the shadow-ban:
    • Permanent exceeding of the limits on outbound speed likes/subscribers, or suspiciously quick unfollowing. For such a user is "awarded" removal of three points on the scale of iDoT (three of ten).
    • Use the same hosted by several publications in a row. The systematic violation of trust rating profile is reduced approximately by three points iDoT;
    • Regular complaints from other users Instagram's profile or publication. Administration Instagram showing zero tolerance if user contributions annoy other people – for it the user loses about 2 points on a scale iDoT;
    • Too often the publication of a "fresh" profile – sill minus two points for iDoT;
    • Any text spam (in direct or comments) – the removal of two points;
    • The use of a special software for automatic content – the removal of 1 point.

    Implementation of the described methods Analytics Instagram causes difficulties to many users accustomed to using various services automation.

    By the way, the greatest level of confidence you get profiles that were over a year ago (from the time of the analysis), while "young" accounts get 3-4 iDoT initially (from the moment of registration). Of course, if such a profile found violations ShadowBan is superimposed very fast!

    Note: if your rating of the iDoT decreased to three items (conventionally), then the publication will no longer appear in the ribbon, and if the trust level fell to zero, the account is automatically locked (to unlock it only happens with the direct support request Instagram).

    The Removal Of The ShadowBan. How to insure against the shadow lock in the future?

    The most simple and effective method to forget about any activity profile. 72 hours (three days) sufficient to relieve temporary ShadowBan. If your profile is "dropped" in a month lock, the only way of lifting the ban remains a support request Instagram (but chances are very low).

    Important note! Administration network Instagram has long been known popular service for automatic following and other ways of promotion. If your profile is linked to any service as soon as possible make a "Windows" account. For the use of such services also cleared the trust points "iDoT".

    Instagram will never punish users for single or rare conditions or a single complaint of users. But in cases when a spam post or "stupid" cheat, or other questionable actions become systematic – to obtain a long ShadowBan not long to wait.

    Good luck! ;)
     
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  2. W9go

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    to get out the shadow would be interesting for many here because so many as botting.
     
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  3. Immorra

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    Yeah, you right
     
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    Very interesting @Immorra. Thank you for taking the time to write this.

    Regarding the hashtags, what do you think about the random selection of 30 HTs from a large group for each post, so that they are not as predictable as using the the same sets of hashtags over and over?
     
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    Thanks @fxmanaged ! Hashtags with a large number of do not have meaning in themselves. Because you're not "popular" or "recommended" :(
     
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    You mean they don't have any meaning if you're shadowbanned? I just meant in general, if you're not shadowbanned and use randomized hashtags. One of the accounts in the luxury space that we know that has been able to maintain their growth is @ Vertigo1983. Even though he does not randomize his hashtags, he uses many different sets based on luxury sub-themes and every now and then modifies 2-5 hashtags in the set. That's why I thought that randomizing the hashtags might be something that Instagram likes even more because it's less predictable.
     
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  7. Immorra

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    If you have a ShadowBan, they just don't make sense :) If you use always the same hashtag, then you can have a ShadowBan. I just meant that it makes no sense to use the "large" tags
     
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    Interesting read. Appreciate the information!
     
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    Thanks ;)
     
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    OP, great post! Thank you.
     
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    What do you think about using specific hashtags that are related to your business in every post?

    I have personal accounts that I tag my local business in or friends businesses in for every post (and most of them relate to that business as that's the niche that I hit with my account). I could drop these out completely, but I tend to use about 5 'consistent' tags, and then switch up about 10 more of them in each post to hopefully keep it more targeted and avoid any shadowbans.
     
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    Seriously I can't understand half the stuff you wrote down, that English is horrendous. Do you mind explaining some points using other words?

    "Use the same hosted by several publications in a row" What the hell does that mean?
    "Too often the publicaion of a "fresh profile" What?
     
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    I think it's okay. I use 2 # hashtags that I came up with over 200 posts and I feel good
     
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    • Use the same hashtag under several publications in a row.

    • Too frequent publications from the "fresh" (new) profiles.
    Sorry for my English
     
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    the only software is use is buffer to schedule my posts. is this also unacceptable ?
     
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    While permissible, but Instagram is slowly beginning to deal with this.
     
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    It's interesting, thanks for ur information anyway.
     
  18. Immorra

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    This is my job :)
     
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    All I need to know is if you can still safely bot.
     
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    Thank you!