Even if you are very active on Instagram, or not, we have some important and relevant information that can help you avoid having your account blocked.

In case you have already gone through this, we welcome your input on how you managed to fix it. Nevertheless, if you are now experiencing an Instagram ban, we invite you to read, at the end of this article, some steps that you can follow. 

Here are some basic things that Instagram agrees upon and which will surely not get your account banned. You should always have them in mind; these can be very useful on your road as an influencer.

First of all, you need to make sure that you have read Instagram’s “Terms and Conditions”; there, you will find clear, concise, and precise information about the specific details that end up with banning an account. It’s very important to always know what you may post, without breaking the rules. Most of the time, reading the ToS can help you improve your posts’ quality, or even save your Instagram account.

Secondly, in case you haven’t already activated two-factor authentication, this is your reminder to do this!

Now that you are up to date with the two most important rules, let’s go in deeper!

✅ Post appropriate content

We encourage you to always post by following Instagram’s Guidelines, because themes such as violence, racism, nudity, and so on will have a negative impact upon your account, but also on social media.

👏 Use the perfect helping tools

Whenever you post something, make sure that all the parts of the posting follow the ToS – text, music, video, links, and hashtags. For example, double check if the music or photos added to your post respect the trademarks.

Also, pay attention to the hashtags; some are forbidden. This is why you should always follow Instagram’s Terms and Conditions and the Guidelines.

📲 Fill all your profile information

A very important step that helps you avoid being taken into consideration for a ban is to make sure that you have a complete profile. Therefore, a blank profile, lacking the photo and/or the description may bring uncertainty and show unprofessionalism for your audience, and for Instagram.

💯 Real, not bought, followers

Buying followers is a very big no-no for Instagram, and not only. The platform can identify a huge and suspicious surge in increasing an account’s followers or likes and dig deeper into this. If they see that, indeed, it’s not a real increase, Instagram will ban your account.

We really believe that the perfect recipe for having real and involved followers is to just be yourself!

⏱ Don’t pass the hourly limit of likes and followers 

Another important aspect is the limit of maximum likes and followers that you can give in an hour. Stay under 350 likes and 20 followers per hour, and you should be safe. Otherwise, Instagram may see you as a bot and block your account.

🧚🏻‍♀️ Give proof that you are real, not a bot

A constant activity on social media is seen by Instagram’s algorithms as a proof of being a human, not a bot. Post frequently, by taking into consideration our tips from above.

🔓 Instagram has blocked my account. What can I do?

The most important aspect that you need to know is that you have 30 days to try and get back your account. 

Next on the list is checking your emails and in-app notifications, to see if you received the ban notification. You will find within the notification all the details that are needed to try and unban your Instagram account. If you didn’t receive it, you can ask for a login link via email or phone number, in order to start the procedure of recuperating the account. If you still can’t get into your account to fight the ban, you can ask for help from Instagram’s support agents.

We hope that you find this article helpful!