Shadow banning on Instagram is now a ‘thing’. A pretty big thing, in fact. Now, shadow banning is not something which is going to matter all that much to the casual user of Instagram. If you are just sharing selfies with your friends and family, then it is likely that you do not care too much about whether others can see your posts or not. However, if you are a business that is looking to establish a presence on social media, then listen up!If you are a business that is looking to establish a presence on social media, then listen up! Click To Tweet
What is a Shadow ban?
With a shadow ban, only your current followers will be able to see the posts that you upload. This is great and all, but you always want to have a steady stream of new followers coming in. This is how you expand your business and make more money. When you are shadow banned, the posts that you make will not appear on the ‘tag’ pages. For example, if you tagged an image #cutedog, the image would appear under your account under #cutedog, but if you log out and check with another account you will notice that your image does not actually appear on the #cutedog page. This means that people will not be able to discover you. Hashtags are an essential part of Instagram. That says the ban can really hurt a marketing campaign.
Nobody knows the exact criteria Instagram are using to shadow ban users on their network. However, based on our knowledge we believe it could be a result of one or more of the following:
How can you remove your shadow ban?
Well, this is going to be quite a long winded process. There is no guarantee that it will work, either. These are our best suggestions on where to start: