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wtf happened to my IG account?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by JSVD, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. JSVD

    JSVD Newbie

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    I was running an IG account... built it to 5k followers and was getting 300-600 likes per post.

    Now i am getting 80-200 likes per post.

    I was using a bot which was shut down. I am now using instabot.. not as well as the old bot so i know that is my first issue.

    I used to post things and watch them get at least 20-30 likes in the first 10 minutes... now i get about 10 likes in the first 10.

    I've tested my posts and they are not shadowbanned.

    I'm wondering if I just lost the support of a few big accounts? Or were all those likes just bots that have been shut down? I'm watching similar accounts continue to grow at the rate I was growing so I think something is up.

    Can anyone offer any advice? Pm me for more info.
     
  2. 111ideas

    111ideas Newbie

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    If IG can detect that you are using a bot, it shuts down your account. The other people using the bot are not detected yet. That's why they are growing. I faced a similar problem when I was using a Linkedin bot.
    Maintaining your profiles manually using any bot is the safest way if you are looking for some long term gain.
     
  3. JSVD

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    That's what I am thinking as well. Problem is my account is not shadowbanned to my knowledge.

    Maybe IG is getting creative and has an algorithm to put suspected bots lower in the feed etc to prevent them from reaching explore. Anyone with more information on what is actually happening?