Low Engagement, Shadow Bans and what I did to fix it | Tessie Wallace

Hello ladies, I’m always so appreciative of all the information you share with me, especially recently in the wake of the shadow ban controversy that swept Instagram.  Based on your feedback, I wrote The Great Shadow Ban Conspiracy where I laid out my theory that the shadow ban was most likely a dramatic interpretation of a[…]

The Great Instagram Shadow Ban Conspiracy Theory

Do I believe that “shadow bans” exist on Instagram?  Insofar as I believe that certain accounts’ hashtags are not “working,” yes.  Do I believe that Instagram has an algorithmic trigger or that some nerdy admin is manually blocking hashtags used by certain accounts? No.  I think this whole thing is one big glitch. UPDATE APRIL[…]

Follow/Unfollow is totally awesome and you should do it!

I’ve talked several times on Instagram live streams about a method of growing your audience called Follow/Unfollow or the F/UF Method. It’s widely encouraged and taught by the Insta-gurus and you can even pay for apps to hack into Instagram’s API (application programming interface.  I googled it.)  With these apps, you’ll usually pay a monthly[…]

Live with Natalie G on the Insta-Inspire Retreat

If you missed last week’s Instagram Live Stream Takeover by Natalie Greenroyd of @Natalie_G_photography, well…you’re in luck!  I was able to record it. Now, a disclaimer: I started recording as I pulled out of my driveway to go pick up my daughter from school.  I didn’t realize that my keyboard was up over most of[…]