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HubSpot: Instagram Shadowban Is Real: How to Test for & Prevent It
- February 20, 2023
- Posted by: Top Deliverability
- Category: ESPs HubSpot Industry News
HubSpot just released a new insightful blog:
When you’re trying to grow a following on Instagram, you depend on Explore and hashtag pages to expand your audience and reach. So it can feel more than a little disheartening when it suddenly seems like your content isn’t showing up anywhere. If you feel like your posts are receiving fewer likes and comments suddenly, or aren’t appearing for certain hashtags or on the Explore page, you might be shadowbanned. From Instagram’s perspective, the objective of hiding “inappropriate” content makes sense (although its enforcement has been criticized.) Why does Instagram shadowban? Shadowbanning allows Instagram to filter out accounts that don’t comply with their terms. Some people use inauthentic measures to expand their Instagram following, like buying followers or using hundreds of hashtags that are irrelevant to their content. If that’s the case, it makes sense that Instagram hides content from those accounts so that only genuine and helpful content is
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