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    You don't. Every hour you spend stewing on this is an hour of wasted time.

    It sucks, but you gotta move on.
     
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    I've been there man.

    Revenge isn't going to solve your problems.

    Learn from your mistakes, and move forward.
     
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    Regarding shadowbanning, could it be because you keep using the same hashtags in every post? IG tends to think people are spamming the hashtags when it's the same set it hashtags every single post.

    What people do is to make a set of 30, and split them into groups of 6-8, and alternate between each set each post.

    The way I've read about getting out of shadowbanning is to stop posting for 14 days (most common solution and it often works), and/or do a paid promotion because logically speaking, if you're paying IG, they can't ban your reach.

    The other option, which is a very vicious one,.....is to bot the shit out of your competitors' Instagram account if you know who they're, then keep reporting them. Several ways to do this, but it's the last resort.

    It's like what happened previously to some companies online, where rivals would buy and send hundreds of fake negative reviews daily and send them to the vicitim's FB page etc.

    This is also why it's not a good idea to make IG your main sales channel, because while it's good, it's extremely FRAGILE. Control control control.
     
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    My wife's account got shadowbaned as well. I think the way she got around it was to completely log out of her profile for a whole week. Before that she deleted every single hash tag on every post. Now she is not shadowbaned anymore.

    I can ask her to confirm that information later. At least this is how I remember it.
     
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    Why do they have to be rivals? Is there any way you can work together rather than against each other?

    Make it beneficial for both of you, then you'll both have no reason to be rivals.
     
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    Nope. We are all competing for the same pool of people. The products are consumable, so if you land a customer, you're getting money from him more than once.
    They're the enemy. Thats just the way it has to be. I don't say that to sound difficult.

    I hear you. In my mind, I was thinking that I could get back at them, in a way that steals their customers. But thats probably not possible, without taking extreme measures.
     
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    If you did it once you can do it again.

    Think outside the box and outside Instagram.

    When you do Instagram again don't Target your competitors or at least not without making a deal with them first.
     
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    The timing of everything. My IG was targeted about a year ago, way before the IG sweep. Not to mention my other page was about as PG as it gets, and was actually health/science orientated.
     
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    I made sure to never use the same sequence of hashtags, because there were so many to choose from for my niche. But, every post had 1 hashtag that was the same because it was the theme of the page.

    Ive thought about the bot attack as well lol. But as someone said earlier, it would be a waste of time...and trust me, I would LOVE to strike a blow back at those uncreative MFs.

    Ive tried logging out for months at a time and it never worked. Like 2 months straight. But I will try that removing hashtags posts. I have nothing to lose at this point.

    You're right, and ive been thinking hard these past few days. Im going to give it another try with a new IG page. Im going to move smarter, in order to avoid my competitors. The formula I was using was just too profitable to give up.
     
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    Karma might come for me but I’m only pointing out...
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    Ever heard about Frank Kern?

    In short, if you have 10 enemies (competitors), make a trust with 3-4 of them.
    Cross promote, shoutout each other or whatever you do on instagram.

    This way you'll be one of 3 players that dominate the niche.

    All other would have to fight alone.

    Ofcourse, you would have to split customers 1/3 but its better then splitting them 1/10.
     
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    How do you knnnow that they got you banned or deleted from Instagram? You were doing something with adult stars so sounds like you were at risk even without them doing anything. IG has been on a huge blitz lately to "clean up" so much so that even people selling bikinis are being affected.
     

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