Number one cause of shadowbans- AKA Hashtags suck you know what


#1

Many ask am I shadowbanned? While not knowing what the hell it is!!

A shadowban is when your posts gets limited to views only by your followers. That means your post cannot make explore, How do you know if you are shadowed?

Go into an account that does not follow your account you want to find out if shadowed. Look up a hashtag you just used ( preferebly #accountname hashtag if you use one) and see if your post comes up. If it does not, your shadowbanned.

So - just what is the main reason? Simple, using banned or semibanned hashtags. Take for example

#petite or #romance

look them up and go all the way to the bottom… you will see this

it is a semi banned hashtag. If you use it, you WILL get shadow banned.

How do you get out of it? Simple delete ALL banned and semi banned hashtags from the last few posts if just recent, else you need to find ALL and delete them. Same goes for banned ones also.

How do you find which hashtags are bad? Look them up…and test.
It takes about 3 days to 2 weeks to get out of it once you delete them. There are other reasons and this is the most common.


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#2

I will add that using a desktop and using mobile will produce very different results at times.

@ian scraped a bunch but I think they are in a level 2 thread.


#3

pain in the (british term ) arse, yea. i prefer mobile


#4

A friend had this problem but couldn’t be arsed :yum: to sort the good form the bad, just deleted all the hashags from all his posts. It worked. Account had no long term damage.


#5

Would be kinda awesome if we could ALL contribute a master list of ALL the banned hashtags so we can just avoid using them?


#6

Here’s a website that I found, that seems to tell you if it’s automatically blocked.

https://bannedhashtags.com/app


#7

I don’t think that website works.


#8

Good explanation.

Do you think this could affect even really old posts? Like 6 months and above. That would be a herculean task. Ah instagram! What did we do to deserve all this work!:sneezing_face:


#9

Think so? i tested it and it seemed to work against hashtags I found that were banned.


#10

---- NOT SO OBVIOUS BANNED HASHTAGS ----

#adultlife #alone #asia #attractive #assday #beautyblogger #brain #babe #bikinibody #boho #books #beyonce #costumes #curvy #curvygirls #desk #direct #dm #date #dating #dadylove #eggplant #elevator #easter #fitnessgirls #fishnets #goddess #girlsonly #gloves #graffitiigers #ig #instamood #iphonegraphy #italiano #killingit #kansas #kissing #lingerie #like #lean #master #models #mustfollow #nasty #newyears #newyearsday #overnight #petite #pornfood #popular #pushups #skype #snap #snapchat #single #singlelife #stranger #saltwater #shower #shit #sallyhansen #sopretty #sunbathing #streetphoto #swole #snowstorm #tanlines #tgif #todayimwearing #teens #teen #thought #tag4like #thighs #undies #valentinesday #woman #womancrushwednesday #women #workflow #wtf #freakshow #instagood #twoblondes #woman #women #selfharm #thingspo #newyears #newyearsday #easter #valentinesday #instadaily #petsoninstagram #valentinesday #lookbook #instababy #mirror #leaves #carving #blondes #twoblondes #iphonesia #romance #books #adulting #alone #americangirl #ariefmirna2015 #armparty #asia #asiandick #attractive #babyrp #bacak #badbitcztwerk #baddie #balenciaga #balls #bang #bangbang #batikate #beaty #belfie #bi #bigdickboy #bikinibody #bombshell #bootay #bootybounce #bra #brain #breast #buns #butt #butts #cam #carving #catsau #cesitone #cheeky #citycentre #commentschivettes #costumes #cph #cpr #csun #cumfession #curvesfordays #curvy #damngirl #datass #date #dating #desk #direct #dm #dominant #dripping #dutchgirl #dxb #easter #ebonyandivory #edm #edmbabes #eggplant #eggplants #eggporn #elevator #escilepernatale #estellaseraphim #everybodyisbeautiful #excitada #expose #fapstagram #feetofatlanta #fishnets #foreplay #freakshow #freethenipple #gays #gilofashion #girlsonly #gloves #goddess #hamishnadine #happythanksgiving #hardsummer #hijabiba #hooters #hornyyyyyyasf #hotgirls #hotguy #hots #hottie #humpday #iamgay #instagirl #instamood #istanbulgay #italiano #jugs #kansas #kickoff #kik #kikgirl #kikmessenger #killingit #kissing #lesbian #lesbiansofinstagram #lilmandingo #lingerie #lust #marcoreus #master #mebelim #medicina #mexicangirl #mirrorphoto #mixedgirls #models #mr40club #mrsandmrsbordeaux #mrtox #nacket #nasty #newyears #newyearsday #ngento #oovoo #petite #piroka #pixie #poop #pornfood #printic #publicrelations #pushups #rack #ravebabes #roleplay #russiangirl #russianmilf #saltwater #sexlife #shebad #shesquats #shit #shower #single #singlelife #skype #slimthick #snap #snapback #snapchat #snapchatgay #snapme #sokus #sopretty #spanishgirl #sparklingnudes #stopdropandyoga #stranger #streetphoto #stud #submission #sultry #sunbathing #swole #tag4like #takeitoff #teens #tgif #thatasstho #thick #thought #todayimwearing #treviso #twerk #twerker #undies #valentinesday #vatine #weed #weedstagram #weezmoney #wet #whitegirl #woman #womancrushwednesday #women #workflow

OBVIOUS HASHTAG BANNED
#anal #anon #arse #abcess #abdl #acic2018 #addmysc #adult #adulting #adultlife #adults #adultshit #adultswim #ahmetözhan #akiralane #aleksandragrdic #alone #always #americangirl #amgöt #aob #armaniunderwear #armparty #asia #ass #assday #attractive #ballsack #bigboobs #bigbootyhoe #bigtits #bigtitties #bitches #Blowjob #bondagesex #boobies #boobstagram #boobz #booty #bunda #babe #babyrp #baccwood #baddie #balls #bang #bangbang #bangbroos #bbcaction #bbç #beaty #beautyblogger #belfie #bestality #besties #bfsofinstagram #bi #bigbench #bigboobproblems #bikinibody #bişektomi #bluterguss #boaner #bodyshot #boho #bondage #boobs #books #bootay #bootybounce #boredom #bra #brain #breast #breastcancertattoo #britthagedorn #bråvalla #bröstförstoring #buns #butt #buttcheek #butts #böös #clevage #clit #cock #cocks #cum #cumshot #cunt #cam #camdude #camgirl #carinabrandes #carving #catsau #cheeky #chesty #chicks #christianshonea #cigat #cleavage #coffincouple #costumes #cph #cuminme #curvesfordays #curvesstrong #curvy #curvygirls #cuteasfuck #cutebutt #cynegetic #daddydirection #daddydom #daddylove #dick #dicks #dabbingirls #damngirl #danielsprick #datass #date #dating #ddlg #ddlglifestyle #deldo #desk #direct #djayçakumsal #dm #dmmexxhorny #doguu #doitforgentstudent #dominant #dopio #dripping #dulcemariaa #dutchgirl #dutchgirls #easter #ebonyandivory #edm #edmbabes #eggplant #eggplantparmesan #eggplants #eggporn #ellebrow #emafrodita #everybodyisbeautiful #excitada #expose #exposed #faggot #fatass #femdom #fetish #footfetish #freethenips #frisky #fucking #funbags #faloplastia #fbblegs #fentanyl #fitfamdk #fitgirlproblems #fitnessgirls #foreplay #frasesdemerda #freakshow #freaksunleashed #freethenipple #freethetitties #fuck #girlsgonewild #girlsofinstagram #grindin #gstring #gaykiss #gaymuscle #gays #gayslut #gay_sex #genderlessnipples #germangirl #girlsonly #gloves #goddess #goldsgymclarksville #graffitiigers #greenteck #gruissan #hardcore #hmu #hoes #horny #hadith #happythanksgiving #hardworkpaysoff #hashis #hawks #hematolagnia #hgh #hipócritas #hooters #horneyyyyyyy #hotbody #hotgirls #hotguy #hotnudegirls #hotny #hots #hottie #hotties #hotweather #hugeknockers #humpday #hydrocodone #IG #ilovemyinstagram #incest #instababe #instabody #instafuck #instahot #instasex #iamgay #instababy #instagirl #instahottie #instahotties #instamood #instasport #interracialpassion #iphonegraphy #istanbulgay #italiano #itiraf18 #itsliquid #jizz #jayjanafi #jayoncé #jfam #jugs #kike #kikmeboys #kikmenow #killyourself #kinky #kontol #kyke #kansas #katiegee032 #kelentit #ketamine #kickoff #kieranlee #kik #kikgirl #killingit #kissing #kkkop #knickers #knockers #lean #like #loseweight #lahhla #larrugorri #latinasdoitbetter #leaves #lesssidance #letskik #lezbiyenlik #limandalimanda #lingerie #listastep #lorazepam #love4love #loveass #lovedick #loveinsex #lsd #lulu #lust #macwood #makeatoenation #male2male #mamilos #mamoplastika #manstrubation #marocfeet #mastectomytattoo #master #matger #mdma #meatprintpapi #medicalpedia #medicina #methadone #mexicangirl #mexicangirls #mileycyrus #milf #milföy #mirrorphoto #mixedgirls #miyakalifa #models #momless #monieceslaughter #morima #mustfollow #naughtygirls #nekkid #nigger #nipple #nipples #nips #nobra #nudepics #naked #nalgadas #nandakim #nasty #naughty #newyears #newyearsday #nude #nudecroatia #nudity #nudé #nzmustgo #orgasm #oovoo #opiates #overnight #penis #popular #popularpage #porn #porno #pornography #pornstar #proanorexia #probulimia #pamelapupkin #parties #paulsevigny #penekini #percs #petemas #petite #piercingcapezzolo #pieromendez #piroka #pixie #playboy #playboymansion #playmate #ponchate #poop #popofilling #pornfood #pornisart #pornstache #pov #projectrunwayjunior #punishamuslimday #pushups #pussypopping #pâniconaband #pörnööö #qatar #rachelerichey #rack #rate #ravebabes #realhiphop #redbone #rica #roleplay #rollgameonpoint #rp #russiangirl #seksi #selfharm #sexiest #sexual #sexyaf #sexybody #sexygirl #sexys #sexyteen #shirtless #slut #sluts #snowbunnies #spankme #spic #saintsandicons #saltwater #samelove #scalppsoriasis #seduce #seductive #sekx #sex #sexgermany #sexpainting #sexy #sexyfeet #sexytime #shebad #shesquats #shower #single #singlelife #skateboarding #skype #skypeme #slave #slimthick #smabispak #snap #snapback #snapchat #snapchatgay #snapchatmeplease #snapme #snapxx #snowbunnysunday #snowstorm #snäpmenow #soles #sopretty #spanishgirl #spanishgirls #spoilme #stopdropandyoga #stranger #strappon #streetphoto #strip #stud #stuffle #submission #sultry #sunbathing #supermansam25 #swallow #sweety #swole #sëxy #tetas #thickgirls #thighs #thinspiration #thinspo #tit #tits #titties #titty #toket #twerking #twerkteam #twink #tag4like #takeitoff #tallbodybuilder #tanlines #tct #teamfreak #teamlocked #teamthick #teen #teenagers #teens #thatasstho #thechive #thong #thought #thuggin #tidalx1015 #tidepods #todayimwearing #topless #torisan #tramadol #treysbaes #tummytuesday #twerk #twerker #twerkout #twerkvideo #tävling #undies #unnatimalharkar #vag #valentinesday #vegasbooty #viagra #vicodins #wank #whitepower #whore #whores #wtf #weed #weedstagram #welp #westindiemade #wet #whitegirl #wickrme #woman #womancrushwednesday #women #workflow #xxx #xanax #xxxtent #youngmodel #zoieburgher


#11

it might. I would take them out anyway


#12

Some of those make sense. But #whatimwearing and #kansas are a bit confusing


#13

the list is very inaccurate


#14

As you stated, some are semi-banned and some are perma banned.

Went through various blogs and forums compiling what was posted and or stated along with myself. Feel free to re-edit or all of us?


#15

I only use hashtags for toilet paper …so don’t think I will…


#16

Another reason for shadowban is using same list of hashtags.

Always choose the random ones from a list.

PS: do avoid the above banned list of hashtags as well.


#17

Don’t hashtags get banned and unbanned? I saw a brand hashtag get banned once and then a few days later it was fixed. I think that if the porn ppl take over a hashtag IG just blocks it for a while to get it cleaned up. Thats why maybe Kansas etc were blocked for a while and not now.


#18

I think so…really do not for sure.


#19

Sorry for necro posting. Is it possible to not be shadowbanned from hashtags but to be shadowed from explore? I recently switched to business account on my personal profile, getting a lot of reach from hashtags (in fact it’s at the very top above Home) and constatntly making it to the top 9 of hashtags. I did check on other profiles that did not follow me and the posts show up.

Question though: I don’t think I make it to Explore. It could be about the content of course, but considering that I get plenty of engagement within the first minutes of posting I would assume at least some post would make it there. So can someone be shadowed from Explore feed? Thanks.


#20

At least that seems to be what is happening to me right now. I was shadowbanned (for reasons I can’t imagine) but a few days later the ban was lifted. However my reach is obviously throttled. I was hitting explore quite often before that but now never. Besides I am also shadowbanned from geotags still lol. IG is inventing new ways to screw up people