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Facts and myths about Instagram and its functioning

In the era of today's development of social media, there are more and more pseudo-experts in this topic, as well as facts and myths about Instagram. Following the way of thinking that guides us in running our blog (Don't make an idiot reader) before I publish any information on the blog or our profile on Instagram (who is not yet watching us, let them do it now @dpblogpl) I am checking if this information is true. Unfortunately, with the development of SM (social media), there are more and more rumors about their functioning. People live with cut ranges or shadowban.

facts and myths about running an Instagram profile

A lot is going on in Warsaw, and so on September 27, we participated together with Piotr in the Marketing Tour 2018 conference, where there was a lot of information about SM. I had the opportunity to talk to Paweł Chrzan, who worked on Facebook and ask about a few things that have intrigued me for a long time, including about Instagram and the blacker issues about running a profile there. In this post I will present facts and myths about Instagram.

How is it with Instagram hashtags?

When in one of the social media groups a question arose from a girl (she was just starting out) how it is with these hashtags and how many hashtags to be published, the hate of the administrator and her friend (who 'sits' in the subject) spilled over me when I said that the publication of 30 hashtags under the photo is crap and has no real effect on ranges. I was very amused because I knew I was right. The girls insisted that you need to publish 30 hashtags and it's best in the first comment under the photo. I have long felt that this method is not good. You may have noticed that for a long time I tested various forms of adding hashtags - 30 hashtags in the description below the photo, a few hashtags in the description and the rest in the first comment or other - only a few hashtags in the description below the photo. My conclusions have been confirmed - when you add more hashtags, the range of the photo is lower (probably these are new changes on IG and more attention to spam). Of course, I tested the option of adding hashtags on similar photos, so that there was no ambiguity or the thought that one photo was better than the other.

This information was also confirmed by Paweł. The more hashtags, the chance that your photo will be marked as spam and the range will be lower. It's also best to add a few (most-matched to the photo) hashtags in the description below the photo. Adding hashtags in the commentary does not affect the range of the photo, and 'not adding 30 hashtags is lowering the reach' (as one of the 'Experts' wrote in the Facebook group I cited above) is complete nonsense.

Does shadowban exist?

These questions have been bothering me for a long time. A few months ago, Instagram lived on the theme of a shadowban - everyone wanted to know if it was true or not. Facebook (Facebook is the owner of Instagram) issued an official statement that shadowban does not exist. On the other hand, Paweł did not confirm or deny the existence of a shadowban. His response to my question can only suggest one thing - shadowban exists. They are, however ONLY and only my guesses, so don't take it too much or pass it on. I don't want this to be one of those cases where facts and myths about Instagram are created.

Instagram bots

More and more people are aware that bots on Instagram exist and are doing well. I tested the bot on IG myself (I wrote about it in the post about don't treat your reader like idiots, I cited this post above) which one of Blogerek now treats as an argument for rebelling others about me. I cordially greet you, because I know that you read our blog and use our advice 🙂 I have never been ashamed of this and have drawn a lot of conclusions and material from this period to speak on this topic (it is known that those who have the most say least knowledge about the topic). Earlier I didn't have such knowledge and I don't regret bot testing, because I like to test something on my own skin than to guess and pass on guesswork.

Instagram flatlay photo

Returning to the issue of bots, I asked the question how Instagram perceives them, whether there is permission to use this type of solutions. The answer probably won't satisfy you, because Instagram has its priorities, and bots (fighting them) are not on the list of priorities yet. Thus, the myth of deleting accounts that use bots is fiction. Of course, I do not encourage you to use this type of activities, but I also want you to know what the official information on this subject is from a person from 'inside'.

Clearing Instagram profiles

For some time, many of you have been reporting to me the problem regarding the falling number of followers. We have a problem ourselves and the numbers are really big (over 1000 accounts in 3 months). It turns out that this is due to empty accounts that have observed our profile or accounts that use the trick follow / unfollow. If the ranges with the falling number of followers are the same (or higher) then Paweł said that there is nothing to worry about. Ok, I'm just wondering how to explain this to an advertiser who only looks at the number of followers? In my opinion, it's best not to cooperate with someone like that. Today, ONLY numbers do not count, but the community involved is more important. Influencer with 6000 followers can generate much better ranges than 26 thousand. observers. It is a pity that not every company has people with knowledge and experience who should know it.

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I wonder what you heard facts and myths about Instagram and do you have any questions about social media? If so, write in the comments or on priv.

20 Comments

  1. Avatar Anita 20 May 2019 / 23: 45

    Very valuable advice, thanks for writing about it!

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 21 May 2019 / 09: 52

      Thank you, I'm glad that my knowledge and experience is useful to someone. It's a great feeling to be able to share it with you 🙂

  2. Avatar Adrianna 20 May 2019 / 18: 45

    what is going on? I have an Instagram account myself but to look at photos of people that interest me. What does it give people that more people look into their account? more money? or what's going on

  3. Avatar Marta 1 November 2018 / 00: 51

    Very interesting entry, some questions bothered me and I'm glad that I found the answer here 🙂

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 1 November 2018 / 08: 27

      And I am very glad that I answered your questions 🙂 Unfortunately, still a lot of questions remain in question and you just have to test it at home.

  4. Avatar And what will you not say 24 October 2018 / 23: 18

    Stupid sometimes through this Instagram. Some say yes, others say yes and we don't know what to do. But I like the way of trying. Probably such knowledge acquired through trial and error is the most valuable. I will try to make corrections on my profile and see for myself

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 25 October 2018 / 08: 53

      Because Instagram makes changes so often that it's difficult to comprehend. And yes, you are right this method is sometimes the best. Why? Because either you read official information from IG, or you are guided by rumors that often appear. Unfortunately, sometimes it's difficult to distinguish one from the other ...

  5. Avatar Clementine 12 October 2018 / 10: 44

    I agree - hashtags have a medium impact on the range, and in many cases, unfortunately, make the post reach "mass like-heads" instead of the actual target group. I do not know, I do not yet have a ready recipe for effective instagram action, but I am testing various options and in fact where there is less hashtags, often a better effect (even engaging the right audience).

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 12 October 2018 / 11: 17

      This is unfortunately true. I have new follow / unfollow people every day who disappear the next day or in a few days. IG has broken very badly, I have the impression that now it has become a business and that's all. There are few valuable profiles of people who do not show the products they received for cooperation on a daily basis. Nightmare: / I have already observed many such profiles. Advertising can be done well, but with class.

  6. Avatar Mariean 8 October 2018 / 15: 15

    A useful post. So much is changing on Instagram that I can not keep up with all this. It is good to read the confirmed information, I will use it on my profile.

  7. Avatar Two gluten free 3 October 2018 / 14: 01

    We came here through this post. Bows for the work you do! A piece of good work with these tips, because we do not know it and we will be happy to watch the prompts.

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 3 October 2018 / 19: 34

      Gosh! Thanks a lot! Such comments are a great joy and further motivation for us 🙂

  8. Avatar Marietta blog 3 October 2018 / 13: 27

    As always, reliable and confirmed information !!! Your blog is a treasury of knowledge and here I am sure that this is reliable information ...

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 3 October 2018 / 19: 36

      Thank you very much for your kind comment and trust 🙂

  9. Avatar Cornelia 2 October 2018 / 23: 03

    Thank you for this post and useful tips. I will use them on my profile.

    You will always find answers to my questions not only about instagram and others.

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 3 October 2018 / 06: 33

      Thanks! I am glad that you can find useful information on our blog: *

  10. Avatar moniq 2 October 2018 / 15: 44

    Great post, I searched for a long time with my uncle google and I came to you. Great photos, what are you doing?

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 2 October 2018 / 15: 52

      We are very happy about it! I think that other posts from Blogger's Guide may also interest you. There is a lot of info about influence marketing and blogging 🙂 We are focussing on iPhone 7, but we're planning to buy XS 🙂

  11. Avatar Patryk Jakimowicz 1 October 2018 / 11: 07

    For me, instagram is black magic for now, but I am slowly getting to know this app 🙂 I am a bit scared away by the "perfect" life of all instagraowiczów and instagramowiczów, perfect go out for dinner, perfect families, perfect homes ... 🙂 But there are also many

    • dpblogpl dpblogpl 1 October 2018 / 12: 07

      I'm glad you wrote this comment. It is no different - many influencers pretend to have a perfect life. There was even a high-profile case when one of the influencers had a popular profile (of course, perfect), and as it turned out, she was struggling with depression for many years. Unfortunately, often people create their lives by pretending to be someone they are not. I would never do such a thing, because sooner or later the truth will come out. I do not hide when I have a worse day, I do not pretend that I walk smiling all day. We are just humans. We have the right to make mistakes, have bad days etc.

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