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Very Small engagement from followers

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Piziks, May 1, 2017.

  1. Piziks

    Piziks Registered Member

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    Hi!
    So i have an Instagram account with a bit more than 900 followers.
    In my last 2 posted videos i have approx 80 views each in 3 days.
    More than a half of my followers are real and a small percentage are only bots, lets say about 20%.

    I would understand if my Pictures would not have likes but how come that i have so few video views?
    From those 80 views - there are about 45 likes.
    Shouldn't there be at least a couple hundred views?
    What am i doing wrong? Too few hashtags or what?
    + my account is public.
     
  2. Conorvlad

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    Content will of course be important but I wouldn't be surprised if IG has lowered your reach due to the presence of bots. I would focus on organic growth if you have a small number of followers and then if you want to, use fake followers later on.
     
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    Is it really possible, that IG can lower my reach?
     
  4. Piziks

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    One more thing.
    When i was gathering my followers, i made my account private, just for users to follow me before revealing the content.
    When i uploaded those videos i made my account public, so that everyone could see those videos.
     
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    Definitely. There is a thing called being "shadowbanned" where IG will lower your reach if they suspect something suspicious about your account or if you are doing a huge amount of following/unfollowing. Do a google search "Am I shadowbanned on Instagram" and there is a website that can tell you if you are or not. Not sure how reliable it is though.

    I don't think this would have much of an impact on engagement. If it did, I would have thought this would increase your engagement rather than decrease it.
     
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    I just checked it and i am not shadowbanned. :(
    My username is @payday_ideas (Sorry it is not a spam)
    Does the account really looks so boring or what else could there be?
     
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    Really boring :-(
     
  8. Piziks

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    But why so few video views?
     
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    I have just looked at your account and I don't see anything really wrong with the content/caption. However, you seem to post quite infrequently which means followers won't be as engaged. Most people who are serious will post at least once per day. Maybe you should try to post more often and don't use fake followers for a while and see what happens.
     
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    Or maybe i am just targeting the wrong audience.