Hi everyone! Welcome to this new video Today we talk again about social network in particular we’re going to talk about Instagram! Who uses a lot this app, who simply loves social medias knows that Instagram is changing day by day! It’s insane! There are news every single day, good and bad news… Instagram it’s trying to delete spam and ghost accounts but at the same time it’s penalizing some users. I’m talking about SHADOWBAN phenomenon! Maybe some of you noticed that there’s a total drop on likes, followers, comments and interactions in general! I’m talking about a new mechanism that makes your account a little ghost for people who don’t follow you! What does that mean? Who follows you can see your posts in the home and also in the hashtag section For example if I follow you and you use the #bulletjournal hashtag checking it I will find your post! Who don’t follow you can’t see your post in the home (but that’s okay, they don’t follow you! lol) the problem is that they won’t even be able to see your contents in the hashtag section! Your images won’t show up in hashtag feeds of anyone who DOESN’T follow you! And you know that the hashtag section is precious for discovering new interesting profiles! You won’t find out about anything and certainly Instagram won’t tell you “Hey, I decided randomly to make your account invisible! BYEEEE” NO It’s easy to understand that this process is causing various consequences the first one is the compromised growth of followers. That’s disappointing because we use Instagram to share our passions, photos or selfie (lol) with as many people as possible and this shadowban thing binds every way to grow! Another consequence is the likes drop, because not so many people can see your post and obviously also comments drop! Some say that the problem is in the business accounts. How to activate a business account? Link your facebook page to your ig profile! Some say that this isn’t the problem… the issue is that we don’t know a lot about shadowbanning philosophy! Infact to do this video I made some researches finding cool articles! They’re all linked in the infobox below I suggest you to check them because they’re really interesting and they contain a lot of precious advices to safeguard from shadowban of which I will speak in a few minutes! My goal with this video is to talk about our experiences so let’s face it in the comments! First of all how to find out if you’re shadowbanned too? Using another device, ask a friend to unfollow your account. Post a picture adding as always your group of hashtags and then from the other device search for one of the hashtags that you used in your recent post If your post doesn’t show up in the hashtag section you’re a victime too! So do some tests like this You can also check if you’ve been shadowbanned by using this website but in my opinion I don’t think it’s very reliable and truthful. If you’ve been penalized too, these tips will be very useful! The first advice is basically report the problem to Instagram! I didn’t because I think that there is a very, very, VERY small chance to be considered but if you want to do that, do it! Maybe if you’re lucky they directly solve the problem Another advice that a lot of people used is to come back to a normal account switch from business to personal account and see if something changes! You can switch again to a business one whenever you want. I haven’t tried it yet because you know the business profile has insights that let you know in detail your audience so it is much more complete and functional! But If the situation doesn’t change I think I will also try this option. This advice is in my opinion the best, because it focuses on the hashtags! It says that changing the hashtags we usually use with new ones could be the solution! I believe anyone who uses this social network has a hashtag group that he usually uses under the photos I have it too and I think that this could be considered by Instagram as a spam because for example he doesn’t consider possible that over 300 photos, 200 have the same hashtags so the advice is to revolutionize your hashtags and also to copy them only in the caption and not in the first comment Let’s try! I’m experimenting with both of my instagram profiles and something is changing! Obviously all these advices aren’t certain solutions to the problem because a profile is different from the other and the perfect formula for everyone doesn’t exist! Another advice is to change regularly hashtag do it cyclically, every week for example! In this way we can safeguard our accounts to be considered as spam profiles The fifth advice says that not use instagram for a few days can be useful There are two options: don’t use instagram at all no new post, no ig stories, no comments or likes or use it but only to post the photo! Share a new pic and stop, no interactions with other users! Doing this some shadowbanned users solved the problem So in the worst cases you can use this advice! The last advice is the most drastic advice ever lol that you can use if the situation doesn’t change AT ALL I’m talking about deactivate your instagram account. From what I read, it can only be done once a week and then get back to work! personally I am against this method because you never know It may happen that you no longer have access to your account! I don’t even want to think about it but everyone decides for themselves! If you want to use this method, do it I have shadowban problems on my planning account (you can find my social media links in the infobox!) What am I experiencing? A drop… quite important of likes on my photos! Likes before were about 1800-2000 per pic, now they’re stucked to 800 This is really strange for a profile of +40K followers As I said before I’m changing the hashtag group, trying also the first comment thing but at the moment I didn’t notice big differences! So I have to do some more tests! If I don’t see any improvements I think that I will disappear from instagram for some days to see if something changes and I will switch to personal account too! I can’t wait to know what you think about all this thing so let’s talk about it in the comments below! If you want to add advices do it in the comments, your contribution is welcome! Subscribe and leave a like if you liked this video and don’t forget to activate the bell to stay tuned! See you in the next video CIAO!