If you have seen likes go down and finding it hard to keep new followers, it may be a ploy by Instagram to make more money.

Facebook is a publically traded company and its main focus is to make money. So if people can gain followers without spending money then what so you do? Here are all the tricks Instagram is pulling.

BLOCKING

If you do happen to get alot of comments on a post or engagement then Instagram will block you. It happened to me. The new algorithm assumes that any rapid engagement on any account means that you are using a bot and will automatically block you.

You will also get blocked if you behave like a bot which means randomly liking other people’s post you don’t follow, excessive commenting or using another app to post pictures.

The fix: Like post of your shadow followers and only comment on your followers or those you are following. Follow people you would like to collab or those with more followers.

Losing followers

Okay, so you gained 8 followers one day and now you are back to the same number. What happened?

The Fix: People follow by post so make sure you have a specific subject and stick to it. Also do the above fix while posting at least 3 times a day within your aesthetic.

Don’t have one? Get one or you will notice the see-saw follower effect plus get alot of shadow followers.

Hashtags

Using all 25 hashtags will get your post shadow blocked which is worst then being actually blocked because you will not be informed.

The Fix: It is recommended you use 5 to 10 hashtags and target them! 5 to image and 5 to subject.

Blocked Hashtags

How do you know you are using blocked hashtag? You don’t. The last time I checked #beautyblogger is now a blocked hashtag meaning you won’t get any engagement on a post with the blocked hashtag.

The Fix: Check the numbers when using a hashtag and make sure it is less then 1 million. Any hashtag with more then 1 million post won’t get you seen any way.

Noticed anything strange with your Instagram account? #tfgig and we will add it to this post.

Happy Monday!💋

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