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'๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐˜† ๐—˜๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐— ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ'

If you would like to grow your Instagram business page, increase your followers, build..
your post engagements and make more money form high sales conversions through your audience engagements, then this is a thread you should read.

It is very detailed and I explain a lot about Instagram and its algorithm...

let's get into it...
Firstly, let's talk about Instagram, how the hell does Instagram make money?

Itโ€™s quite straightforward, Instagram makes money through its millions or billion active users.

They get paid by selling your data to marketers who look for active audiences in their target market...
to send out offers to.

Your data is gathered based on your activities on their platform, what you share, your bio description, what you search for, who you follow e.t.cโ€ฆ

Some people say they listen to youโ€ฆ but hey, who knows?

So this means that Instagram needs you to be continuously active so that they can

1. Gather more of your dataโ€ฆ

2. So that your activities can give marketers more Impressions on their adverts.

So anything that will cause you that is โ€˜their usersโ€™ to lose interest in their...
platform, or to decrease your active use of their platform is a threat to their business and money making structure.

Therefore they have to protect their user experience. And now here is where it affects you and I as marketers...
How does Instagram protect its audience or users?

Simple, by creating spam filters.

What do I mean by spam?

Basically, as it relates to Instagram, it is content that does not interest or feels irritating to a user...
And of course, this โ€˜Spamsโ€™ are created by other users of the platform ( human or bots )

And spam filters?

Algorithms that MARK certain profiles or users as potential disturbances to user experience...
Are you still with me? I just need you to get a critical understanding of what I mean.

Letโ€™s continueโ€ฆ

So how does this affect you as a marketerโ€ฆ

Once you are marked by a spam filter, whether you are actually spam or notโ€ฆ
You will be shadow banned!

What does it mean to be shadow banned?

This means that Instagram will firstly stop delivering your content to their explore or discovery pagesโ€ฆ

And will also drastically reduce your content reach to your own audience. At best, only 7% of your...
audience will be allowed to see your content.

This is very sad. That's why you will see pages with 10K followers having just 30 Likes on โ€˜greatโ€™ content.

Alright, I hope you get me and you are following me...

Now let's get into businessโ€ฆ
what are the actions we ( marketers take ) that cause them to fall into spam and lead to a shadow ban.

It is important to note that a shadow ban does not mean your account will be suspended or disabledโ€ฆ

they will simply not deliver your content to audiences...
In fact, if you are not a great marketer. You will never know.

So what are the actions? What are the costly mistakes causing us to lose engaging, leading to lower sales conversions?

๐—ง๐—›๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐— ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐—ง.

Before we get into it,
let me briefly state outrightly here,

Making repeated changes to any settings or features of your Instagram page will cause a spam filter trigger and will lead to your age being shadow banned.

This include...

1. Unfollowing
2. Excessive Following
3. Use of bots
4. Editing usernames frequently
5. Unnecessary commenting
6. Use of chat bots for comments
7. Excessive log ins, especially though third part apps...

and so on...

Let's continue...

๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—”๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ง๐—”๐—š ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ.

Instagram allows you to create up to 30 Hashtags on each post you send out. This is true and yes allowed.

But here is what I have noticed RECENTLY...
whenever you use more than 10 Hashtags on your post, and you do this consistently for one or two more postsโ€ฆ

Your engagements will immediately drop, you will fall into a shadow ban ASAP.

I guess Instagram has figured that content being created with that much Hashtags is...
or are likely to be content users are uninterested in.

If you think about it critically, if you are trying to reach your actual audience, why do you need more than 10 Hashtags?

Unless you are simply trying to get gbogbo eroโ€ฆ then you shouldn't use more than 10 powerfully...
researched hashtags.

The Hashtags you use directly affect the Instagram algorithm, so every time use a tag, you send a message directly to the algorithm.

So sending 30 messages at once is a bit much in it? You are sending to many requests at once to Instagram and this is a...
MAJOR trigger for the spam filter algorithm.

So my advice, research up to 50 powerful hashtags and use it in series of 10 or less.

Please note here, using Hashtags will still force the algorithm to deliver your content to those tags, but organic engagement from your own...

๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€.

Some of us like to do TOO much, one of the triggers for shadow ban that i have also noticed is posting Hashtags on your comments after you post.

Immediate shadow banโ€ฆ no question asked. LOL, but sometimes...
the ban may be restricted to only that post and not the entire accountโ€ฆ

Thatโ€™s why you will find that some posts will have a lot more engagements than the other.


๐—˜๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜.
Whenever you edit a post on Instagram, you are sending a trigger, if you do it multiple times,

your post will trigger the spam filter and will cause that post to remain in the shadows.

Engagement level for the post will drop.
If you do it more than one, on different posts, sooner or laterโ€ฆ your entire account will fall into the shadow ban.

My advice, donโ€™t post your captions directly on Instagram, create your captions on note pads and then post it up.

This will allow you to read and re-read your...
content to make sure itโ€™s all good.

For everyone like me that likes some form of theme chemistry on their pagesโ€ฆ Here is some solid advice.

Create a dummy page, where you can launch and relaunch your content there.

๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜.

Instagram majorly changed its content delivery settings to display content that you as a user are interested in first.

As a marketer, if you create content that users are...
uninterested in, that is create content that your followers are not interested inโ€ฆ

Then those users will likely not interact with that post, the more of that you get is the more post engagement will drop.

If the algorithm eventually notices a very low interest level of your..
general content as it relates to your audienceโ€ฆ

You will fall into a shadow ban.

How do you avoid this?

By targeting the right audience and not just anybody, and creating content that your audience wants. Itโ€™s not about the number of followers...
it's about their quality and interest level.


๐—™๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.

Like I said earlier, over using any feature of the platform excessively will cause you to be shadow banned...
So if you are someone who follows to unfollow or drops comments everywhereโ€ฆ

Just stop.

You are doing more harm than good to yourself, because the audience you think you are building are inactive. Your post will hardly reach them.

It worked in those days, but now...
the algorithm is smarter.


๐—จ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€.

This has recently become a hardly forgivable action by Instagram.

Once the algorithm sees you use third party apps frequently, you will be logged out of your account and will...
be asked to verify your identity as well as your account will enjoy a temporary shadow ban.

I generally advise against the use of third party apps, I know it's stressful without themโ€ฆ

but with the current algorithm rules, they are doing more harm than good.
Thatโ€™s all for now. Take note and take care of those 6 mistakes.

The awesome part is that advertisers are usually forgiven of these crimes,

since they are directly spending on Instagram

Hope this was or is useful.

Thank you for your time.
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