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Top Posts for Hashtags gone?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by mladz, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. mladz

    mladz Power Member

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    Has anybody else noticed that the 'Top Posts' in hashtag searches has disappeared? Looks like it's back to the old way where only recent photos are shown.

    Btw Im on Android and i didn't notice an app update either...
     
  2. bznda

    bznda Newbie

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    Yeah, doesn't show up on iOS either.
     
  3. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Senior Member

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    Ugh, WTH? I was ruling them... ;)
    Oh well, back to the old times.

    But, maybe they're just fixing or improving them.
    Any official info?
     
  4. xsshaxor

    xsshaxor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yup, they're gone. Hope they will bring them back soon.
    Probably too many BHW'ers gaming the system haha.
     
  5. loshara

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    seems more like they're fixing them. on my hashtag I had a photo that was up there for 2 weeks with no comments and 40 likes :D hashtag is pretty popular, not like 100 photos in there and that's it
     
  6. mladz

    mladz Power Member

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    Glad it's not just me then. Oh well let's wait and see what the Jews do.
     
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  8. dianita

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    I am experimenting the same problem in android in my main account which is no good. All my other friends are organic and they still have top posts.
    Maybe they are targeting the ones that bot, in that case gg it was fun my friends but its time to say good bye.
     
  9. InstaMasta

    InstaMasta Junior Member

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    Nope, I'm not botting and can't see them on android app but can see them on web.
     
  10. dianita

    dianita Newbie

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    do you give a lot of likes? my other idea was that they where doing a control group to see how users change their interaction if top posts are removed.
     
  11. kinda

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    I just noticed they were gone on iOS, think they'll bring them back soon.
    They're still appearing from the web however.
     
  12. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Senior Member

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    Anyone did a research online so we know they're gone for good?
     
  13. dianita

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    i did research yesterday, checked many sources and nothing, instagram also did not say a thing. but many users are having the feature removed.

    Anyway top posts did not give more interaction, well at least that's the case for me. Maybe that's the reason for removing them. it was more of a trophy thing.
     
  14. villano

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    This sucks... I'm not boting, but I'm following a lot of the followers of the accounts displayed as "top posts" when I search for my niche related keywords. Do you think they've targeted me because of that? Someone mentioned that his/her friends where not experimenting this.
     
  15. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Senior Member

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    I believe I've got more exposure, not sure about interaction but I'm 100% sure it helped.
    Many users? I thought all of us don't have Top Posts option...
     
  16. dianita

    dianita Newbie

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    Some of my friends still have top posts, but other friends with more followers than normal don´t. They are probably doing a partial update.
     
  17. petirthunder

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    i tried to login with new account still dont have any top hashtag
     
  18. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    What country?

    On my personal account, I don't have it and the IP isn't used for any type of spam at all.
     
  19. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Senior Member

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    Oh... Okay then, interesting.
    Yeah, I still don't have 'em neither on my phone nor tablet.
     
  20. dianita

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    Mexico, and it is not one of the countries they plan to implement ads.