I have an account with a travel niche that is supposed to be supporting a travel platform that my friend created earlier this year.
Currently there is around 10.1k followers on it, and since I took over the management of the account, it is growing, but slower than expected.
I´ve been following all the hashtag guidelines, combined with the best times to post, etc., however, my reach doesn´t get much bigger with every post.
Another thing that worries me a lot is the shadow ban/ghost ban. I try to let the post get attention through hashtags over the first hour or two, but afterwards, i post it in engagement groups either through DM´s on instagram or some that I joined on telegram. Shortly after receiving the first likes through the people in these groups, the post gets shadow-banned (there is a website that checks it within seconds)
The people from the engagement groups are real instagram users, with real followers, etc. no bots...
Do you know what the problem could be and how to eventually solve + grow quicker?
Thanks in advance!