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Will Follow Liker get me shadow banned?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Rubman, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Rubman

    Rubman Newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm a big lurker here, but never really posted. A little bit about me:

    Personal account, writer/photographer, nearing 10k followers, account is over two years old.

    Nothing crazy. I don't use my IG account for spamming, and generally do it for some localized micro-influencing, client pickups, etc. Not an instagram fitness model or anything.

    Anyway, I was using Instagress when it was shut down (which was tragic, because it was absolutely perfect for what I do). I've started using Follow Liker, and I've only been using it for about two weeks, but Friday I noticed my photos were being removed from all hashtags after a few seconds.

    After research, it looks like I've been shadow banned.

    Could follow liker have done this?
    My settings are:
    Daily Follow: 475-480
    Delay: 60-100 seconds

    Daily unfollow--950-960 (i only unfollow once every two/three days, and set it up to unfollow after 2 days))
    Delay: 60-70 seconds
    I'm also blacklisting unfollowed users.

    Photo likes are at 800-1,300 with a 30-40 second delay in between likes--although I did drastically step this down from like, 1,100-2,000 likes per day with an 18-26 second delay in between likes.

    I'm running the bot 24 hours, following on monday, tuesday, thursday, and friday, unfollowing on sunday and wednesday, and liking 7 days a week.

    I'm not looking for hundreds of followers a day or anything like that; just something to keep things fresh and moving forward. If I could two 1k a month, that'd be great. But this shadow ban is killing me. Any ideas/advice?

    Thanks!
     
  2. EagerToEarn

    EagerToEarn Regular Member

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    Shadowban occurs if you are going too aggressive. Just play it like a human.
    Nothing to panic about.
     
  3. Rubman

    Rubman Newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply! Do those settings sound too aggressive? Should I also stop my activity on follow liker for a few days?
     
  4. Samtondon

    Samtondon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Change the time in settings. Set it to the time when you wake up and sleep. Also check shuffle tasks and blackist unfollowed users. Will help you for sure.
    But I suggest to stop the bot for some days.
     
  5. Tucker12

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    I wouldn't run 24 hours a day try a smaller like 6-8 hour window of time. When did you first start running the bot? Even though your account is two years old its still better to warm up your account first. Start with like 50-75 follows/unfollows a day then increase by 50 or so every week!
     
  6. JackMagic

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    I'm not sure about that, I only liked 150 images a day and commented on 40 pics, yet I was given a shadowban. Also posted twice daily and ran my bot in work hours.
     
  7. JackMagic

    JackMagic Junior Member

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    I'm going through the same process now, I've turned off my bot, removed all hashtags in comments, removed all hashtags from the post when I got shadowbanned to the latest one, logged out of my account and now it's a wait game.

    Let me know if you've done anything differently.
     
  8. Masterdot

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    Mod Edit - Member banned for selling outside the marketplace.
    Do business with him and you have no BHW protection if he scams you.
     

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