Are you worried that your posts are being shadowbanned on Instagram? You may notice a dropping follower count or that you have less engagement on your posts than expected. If you’ve searched for a hashtag you know you’ve used, you may be unable to find your post. So what’s going on? These are all signs of an Instagram Shadowban.
How Do I Know if I’m Shadowbanned?
Step 1: Post a photo that uses 3 unique, unpopular hashtags
Step 2: Sign into a different Instagram account that does not follow your main account
Step 3: Search for these hashtags on the Explore page
Why is this happening to me and what can I do?
Problem: You’re Exceeding Instagram’s Limits
Solution: Switch to a Managed Growth Service
Problem: You Repeat the Same Hashtags
Solution: Cycle Through Effective Hashtags
Problem: You’re Using a Restricted Hashtag
Solution: Search for Restricted Hashtags on the Explore Page