Instagram Shadow Ban
Are you experiencing an Instagram engagement drop? Have you heard about the mystical shadow ban? After seeing my engagement fall to 300-700 likes/ photo I ended up searching the web, and landed on https://shadowban.azurewebsites.net Do yourself a favor and try this service for yourself. Did you get the “Sorry, this post is banned :( ?“ Well, I did as well.
The reason you do not really know you are shadow banned is because your followers and yourself see your image show under the hashtags, but any non- follower will not see your post. Therefore, your reach is demolished. Hey, look at the bright side because now you know how to increase your engagement. A shadow ban is not on your account; the ban is on each individual post. After reading the speculative explanations for the mystical shadow ban I realized that simply putting my 30 hashtags in the comments section, not the description, caused Instagram to ban my posts. I wanted to see how I could un- shadow ban my photos, and simply deleting the comment/ putting the hashtags into the description unbanned my account. Now, the bad news is my posts are too old for the unban to be useful. Tomorrow, hopefully my engagement will rise with my #polarbearweek image. I hope this helps!