I have a client in the fashion space who has been working with me (mainly F/UF automation) - out of nowhere, last week, the amount of likes their posts are getting has dropped considerably (100s to 1k likes to less than a 100)
I’ve switched from F/UF to Likes on their own followers but could use some other ideas to boost engagement.
Tell them that it’s spring break and that reach/engagement is down for everyone right now, and always is this time of year. Although it does sound like something else could be going on if it’s that drastic.
Have you been PV’d or had the account disabled lately, or possibly using banned/reduced hashtags?
If it doesn’t pick back up in a week or two, then maybe they can start to panic
Yeah, same. Actually I’m dealing with it right now for a totally different reason. One of the 2 accounts running on my home IP got disabled, currently waiting for it to be reactivated, but they must flag the IP during that time period, along with device ID’s and any associated accounts.
Posted a photo with the other account on it and was so ghosted it received 2 likes in 10 minutes and almost nothing more. Usually I’m at around 30-50 likes by 10 minutes. So essentially completely hidden from the feed.
Have to wait until it’s reactivated to test again, but posted two times on a totally different account with the same results. Sometimes it’s truly insane that they do these things.
Yes, I agree with what the guys above said, spring break always brings my account’s engagement rate down a bit. It’s normal, but if it keeps being like that for a long time, then you should worry about solutions.
We all seem to believe that shadowbanning exists because we have all experienced it. Instagram can deny its existence all they want, we know that they lie through their teeth. I trust their statements like that about as far as I can throw a hippo… [spoiler; not very far].
There’s no “conclusive” evidence of it existing, but by doing some of the tests recommended on this forum and following some of the steps to rectifying it, you’re able to turn the situation around most times.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, its fricken duck… even if instagram says its not.