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What to do with a flagged account? Is it a lost cause?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by willteasle, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. willteasle

    willteasle Junior Member

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    One of my accounts has been flagged for a bout 2 months.
    My engagement dropped from 400 per pic to 50 per pic.
    I don't think my likes show up in peoples feeds. Also I constantly get banned from following, sometimes for 2 weeks.
    I stopped running a bot on it for a month, but engagement still hasn't changed.
    I'm beginning to think it might be a beyond saving. :(
     
  2. Redox123

    Redox123 Regular Member

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    Got the same problem. Doing like 2000 follows overall and than I follow only 1 from my mobile phone and bam I'm banned.
    Nothing helps, even cool down doesnt work. Deactivating doesnt help either. Its sad cause its my personal account with over 8k followers...
     
  3. madblackhatter1000

    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    This sounds like two different issues.

    Regarding the follow/like issue - Maybe its just your proxy that is flagged. Have you tried using another proxy?

    Regarding the popularity loss - Maybe this is an IG Algorithm thing. If you search in these forums, many people have stated the exact same problem. It started almost 1 to 2 months ago. These people still have their accounts, it just gets 25% of the previous engagement
     
  4. willteasle

    willteasle Junior Member

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    Yeah I have a new IP address when I moved house. No change.
    Also no, I have 2 other IG accounts and experienced the drop in engagement... this is something else. Its too drastic, I've been throttled. :/
     
  5. 2xdswu

    2xdswu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Did you slowly increment after a temp ban ?

    Or did you jump right back into the same numbers. After a ban means you're going to fast, so no point jumping back to high numbers.
     
  6. JokerSEO

    JokerSEO Power Member

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    You were most likely going far too aggressive, if it keeps happening I would scratch it and start over.
     
  7. dzyothwrld

    dzyothwrld Registered Member

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    Do accounts get flagged after a picture has been delete due to it having been reported? And does this flagged thing stop at some point?
     
  8. carlsinternational

    carlsinternational Newbie

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    How do you know its flagged?
     
  9. madblackhatter1000

    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    If you think its been flagged you gotta try the following
    1. Change IG Password
    2. Let it sit for 5 days without doing anything
    3. On 5th day on your phone start doing some human-like things... comment, scroll, like, browse different users without any follows or likes... just like a normal IG user... keep the actions (Follows and likes) in the single digits... for a week
    4. On week 2 increase the actions to the teens
    5. Week 3 into 20's and 30's and so on... if you get any blocks, temp bans etc, go back 2 steps
    6. If this doesn't work, nothing will

    I revived an account that had similar issues. More than 10 follows and it would get a ban for 24 hours, then 2 days later I would follow 5 people and temp-banned again.. Must revive SUPER slowly
     
  10. soflyy

    soflyy Newbie

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    In my experience, waiting about a month will solve your problem - account should work again - in the mean time make new accounts to use