Why does Instagram ban hashtags? Instagram bans hashtags because of reports from users. Typically it happens because people are posting inappropriate content and using certain hashtags. … Most users wouldn’t post inappropriate content with otherwise innocent hashtags.
How do you know if a hashtag is banned on Instagram?
Go on the Explore page (the magnifying glass icon).
- In the search bar, type a hashtag.
- If it does not appear in the search results, the hashtag is banned (see below). The hashtag could be banned temporarily or indefinitely. This means that one day it might be blocked, another day it might be back.
When you use a banned hashtag on an Instagram post, Instagram hides that post from hashtag searches and explore pages. If you use too many of them, Instagram may flag your account, and that can result in shadow banning (when Instagram bans your content without notifying you) or account removal.
These are the 7 best ways to remove Instagram shadowban at the moment:
- Backoff from posting for a couple of days.
- Delete all hashtags from recent posts.
- Put your hashtags in your caption (not in the comments)
- Don’t use all 30 hashtags.
- Contact Instagram.
- Do not switch to a business profile.
- Switch back to a personal profile.
If you are using irrelevant hashtags just to gain more visibility, you risk getting shadowbanned. Or if you are using the same hashtags in all of your posts, you come across as spammy. That can put you on Instagram’s shadowban radar.
How do I find a shadowbanned hashtag?
Here’s how to search if a hashtag is blocked or not:
- Go to the Explore’ tab.
- Type the hashtag in the search bar.
- If you get the message below, that hashtag can be considered banned, and it may not show the related posts.
How do you get unbanned from Instagram?
If you think your account was disabled by mistake, you may be able to appeal the decision by opening the app, entering your username and password and following the on-screen instructions. If you don’t see a disabled message, you may be experiencing a login issue.
Why is my hashtag reach so low?
So, your Instagram hashtag reach dropped. This drop could be a result of many different reasons. It could be due to mass spamming on your account or a change in your post’s content quality. It could even be a change to the Instagram algorithm itself.
Can you be shadowbanned on Instagram?
“Shadowban” isn’t an official Instagram term, but we know that Instagram has the power to deprioritize accounts on the app. Posts can be hidden or restricted, often unbeknownst to the user. This can make your content (or account) undiscoverable via hashtags and the Explore page.
How do I know if I am shadowbanned?
Look for your post on this hashtag from a few accounts that don’t follow you. If your posts appears under the hashtags, you’re safe, however if it does not appear, it’s likely you’ve been shadowbanned.
There are many possible reasons for Instagram hashtags not working. It’s possible that you’re choosing the wrong hashtags, using the wrong amount, or putting them in the wrong places. It’s also possible that you’ve misused hashtags in a way that has caused your posts to be shadowbanned.