Instagram shadowbanning is sometimes a result of spammy behavior.
However, some normal behavior is also getting users shadowbanned: - 𝙍𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙩𝙖𝙜 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙥 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣 24 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨.
- 𝙐𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 “𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙣” 𝙤𝙧 𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙨.
Sometimes a normal, everyday hashtag can be banned.
Popular tags are often used on content that violates IG community guidelines. Then Instagram might block the hashtag outright, meaning you can’t even search for it on IG, or they’ll limit the posts shown in that hashtag feed.
With the shadowban, it appears that even if you use a single banned hashtag in your post, Instagram will prevent your post from appearing on any of the hashtags you used!
So, you could search each hashtag feed individually for evidence that a tag is broken or banned. Don’t use those!
𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙨.
Always tell my clients not to be swayed by a hashtag simply because it’s popular. Yes it might get you plenty of likes, but ultimately a hashtag has to attract a customer. So whilst the hashtag #mycreativebiz might be a great hashtag, if you don’t have a “creative” biz then ultimately you are attracting the wrong people to your profile. Always bear that in mind when picking hashtags – first and foremost they must always be relevant to your target audience. - 4 minutes ago