Banned Instagram Hashtag- And Everything you should know about them

 

Have you ever received comments which say ‘DM me for collaboration’ or ‘Great content! Let’s talk on DM’ on your posts from a not-so popular account? These are called Instagram bots. Recently, they seem to have taken over Instagram. Similarly, spammers and trollers are on a rise too.

In order to supervise the activity and actions of these accounts, Instagram enabled shadow banning. Shadow banning of hashtags and accounts was to control the rise of fake accounts and false activity which was defo on a rise.

Why Shadow Banning? 

Sharing pictures/posts with copyright issues;
Sharing photos or videos that contain nudity;
Making repetitive contacts by liking, commenting and sharing for commercial purposes;
Participation in hate groups, crimes/terrorism or sexual services;
Bullying or hooliganism;
Indulging in self-harm;
Posting gore graphic content without any statutory warning.

Shadow-Banning Hashtags

We all know how important hashtags are when it comes to Instagram marketing. The ban imposed on hashtags has to do a lot with it’s invalid use and/or overuse. At times, we blindly keep tagging hashtags on our posts without realising the implications. This is another important reason why using hashtags blindly can cost you decrease in the rate of your IG account’s engagement.

Why shouldn’t you use banned hashtags

Some hashtags are either temporarily banned or permanently disabled. Now, why is it exactly very important to not use banned hashtags? Use of banned hashtags risks the validity of your account. For example, using a hashtag such #HappyThanksgiving which is permanently banned will lead to decrease in the rate of your engagement, your post wouldn’t reach a large audience and also, it may lead to shadow banning of your account, or permanent disabling of it.

How to not use Banned-Hashtags? 

In order to keep the rate of your engagement stable and constantly growing, make sure you do thorough research on the hashtags that you use on your posts. You simply have to search a hashtag like #parties and see a message says “recent posts from #parties are currently hidden because the community has reported some content that may not meet Instagram’s community guidelines.’ If yes, then it is definitely banned and you must prevent using that hashtag on your posts.

Hashtags definitely increase the reach of your posts. But, the banned hashtags will spam your account.

Here are some banned hashtags you should stop using right now.

A – #adulting #alone #always #americangirl #armparty #aisa #attractive #bbc #babe #beautyblogger

B – #beautydirectory #brain #beyonce #besties #bikinibody #boho #books

C – #curvygirls #curvy #cpr #costumes

D – #date #dating #desk #dm #direct #dogsofinstagram

E – #eggplant #elevator #easter

F – #fitnessgirls #fishnets

G – #goddess #girlsonly #gloves #graffitiigers

H – #happythanksgiving #hardworkpaysoff #humpday

I – #ig #instamood #iphonegraphy #italiano

K – #killingit #kansas #kissing

L – #lingerie #like #lean

M – #master #models #mustfollow

N – #nasty #newyears #newyearsday

O – #overnight

P – #petite #pornfood #popular #pushups

S – #skype #snap #snapchat #single #singlelife #stranger #saltwater #shower #shit #sallyhansen #sopretty #sunbathing #streetphoto #swole #snowstorm

T – #tanlines #tgif #todayimwearing #teens #teen #thought #tag4like #thighs

U – #undies

V – #valentinesday

W – #woman #womancrushwednesday #women #workflow #wtf

What could happen if you use banned Instagram hashtags in 2020?
The repetitive use of banned hashtags will alert Instagram’s bot-finding algorithms to flag your account. For example, if you use the hashtag #adultlife, not only will your post most likely not show up for that hashtag, you might also be flagged for spam. Multiple flags could result into shadow banning or account removal. Shadowbanning in simple terms is somewhat secret, meaning a lot of users won’t even know its happening. You will be able to post content but your content will receive fewer likes and comments or aren’t appearing in hashtag searches at all.

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