Bad news: whether you’re a #baddie, a #hottie, a #goddess or #sopretty, do not hashtag any of them because your misery will #kickoff as your account will lose engagement and you will be lost all #alone (do not hashtag these either). And if you’re #thick, have a #bikinibody or if you’re an #americangirl and you’re #dating, instagram doesn’t care, or in fact, it actually does care because it will punish you and your life will be a #nightmare. But, if you’re a #badass that’s apparently cool.

Nick Drewe, a writer and programmer who examines social networks on The Data Pack, recently revealed a list of banned and restricted hashtags on Instagram.

Instagram appears to have changed the way it censors hashtags now,” Drewe explained to The Huffington Post via email. “There are two levels of censorship. Hashtags can either have an outright block, and return no results, or a sort of ‘soft,’ often more temporary censorship with around 30 results.”

by this, he meant that Instagram can completely ban a hashtag :  so, nothing will appear when you attempt to browse that topic. Or, it can prevent certain images from showing up on those tags.

Also, by using only ONE banned hashtag on your instagram post (even if you use 29 others that aren’t banned), your post becomes undiscoverable and unreachable by the hashtag audience you targeted.

Instagram has recently banned over 60,000 hashtags, most of which contain either sexual, pornographic or assaulting content and this makes it so difficult for everyone to avoid them.

One of the clearest signs of being affected by an instagram banned hashtag is noticing a huge drop of engagement in your posts: less likes, less comments… etc.

The best way to avoid being a victim of a banned hashtag is to check every hashtag individually before publishing your future post. I know it might seem like a huge task but I’m afraid it’s the most effective solution if you don’t wanna lose engagement on your account. For example, if you are planning to post a picture of your latest trip to Italy and you would like to publish 20 tags with it (like: #trip, #travel, #lifestyle, #vivaitalia), you need to check if every hashtag is allowed by clicking on it and making sure there are TOP POSTS on it as well as the date and hour of the latest picture on that page.

If you have been a victim of a shadowban and lost engagement, do not panick as there is always a way to regain your popularity. The most effective method is not publishing for 48 hours or so, then post an interesting picture with the right hashtags and everything will normally get to normal, it just takes some patience.

Here is a list of some banned hashtags that you would want to avoid:

  • #adulting
  • #alone
  • #americangirl
  • #ariefmirna2015
  • #armparty
  • #asian
  • #attractive
  • #babyrp
  • #bacak
  • #badbitcztwerk
  • #baddie
  • #balenciaga
  • #bang
  • #bangbang
  • #batikate
  • #beaty
  • #belfie
  • #bi
  • #bikinibody
  • #bombshell
  • #bootay
  • #bootybounce
  • #bra
  • #brain
  • #breast
  • #buns
  • #butt
  • #butts
  • #cam
  • #carving
  • #catsau
  • #cesitone
  • #cheeky
  • #citycentre
  • #commentschivettes
  • #costumes
  • #cph
  • #cpr
  • #csun
  • #cumfession
  • #curvesfordays
  • #curvy
  • #damngirl
  • #datass
  • #date
  • #dating
  • #desk
  • #direct
  • #dm
  • #dominant
  • #dripping
  • #dutchgirl
  • #dxb
  • #easter
  • #ebonyandivory
  • #edm
  • #edmbabes
  • #eggplant
  • #eggplants
  • #eggporn
  • #elevator
  • #escilepernatale
  • #estellaseraphim
  • #everybodyisbeautiful
  • #excitada
  • #expose
  • #fapstagram
  • #feetofatlanta
  • #fishnets
  • #foreplay
  • #freakshow
  • #freethenipple
  • #gilofashion
  • #girlsonly
  • #gloves
  • #goddess
  • #hamishnadine
  • #happythanksgiving
  • #hardsummer
  • #hijabiba
  • #hooters
  • #hotgirls
  • #hotguy
  • #hots
  • #hottie
  • #humpday
  • #iamgay
  • #instagirl
  • #instamood
  • #italiano
  • #jugs
  • #kansas
  • #kickoff
  • #kik
  • #kikgirl
  • #kikmessenger
  • #killingit
  • #kissing
  • #lilmandingo
  • #lingerie
  • #lust
  • #marcoreus
  • #master
  • #mebelim
  • #medicina
  • #mexicangirl
  • #mirrorphoto
  • #mixedgirls
  • #models
  • #mr40club
  • #mrsandmrsbordeaux
  • #mrtox
  • #nacket
  • #nasty
  • #newyears
  • #newyearsday
  • #ngento
  • #oovoo
  • #petite
  • #piroka
  • #pixie
  • #poop
  • #pornfood
  • #printic
  • #publicrelations
  • #pushups
  • #rack
  • #ravebabes
  • #roleplay
  • #russiangirl
  • #russianmilf
  • #saltwater
  • #shebad
  • #shesquats
  • #shit
  • #shower
  • #single
  • #singlelife
  • #skype
  • #slimthick
  • #snap
  • #snapback
  • #snapchat
  • #snapchatgay
  • #snapme
  • #sokus
  • #sopretty
  • #spanishgirl
  • #sparklingnudes
  • #stopdropandyoga
  • #stranger
  • #streetphoto
  • #stud
  • #submission
  • #sultry
  • #sunbathing
  • #swole
  • #tag4like
  • #takeitoff
  • #teens
  • #tgif
  • #thatasstho
  • #thick
  • #thought
  • #todayimwearing
  • #treviso
  • #twerk
  • #twerker
  • #undies
  • #valentinesday
  • #vatine
  • #weed
  • #weedstagram
  • #weezmoney
  • #wet
  • #whitegirl
  • #woman
  • #womancrushwednesday
  • #women
  • #workflow

If you want to read more about how to avoid being a banned hashtag victim or if you have been one and you’re now finding it hard to regain engagement, or if you have been a victim and now everything is back to normal, please leave a comment bellow and don’t forget to like.

You can also follow me on instagram @beautyclimber.

Loads of love,

Khadidja E.

 

 

 

 

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