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Shadowbanned Instagram Hashtags



Avoid using hashtags that are shadow-banned. Why? Because these hashtags won’t help you in gaining any engagement or reach and can even hurt your chances more.


While there isn’t an official list (because the list of banned hashtags is always changing) and it’s hard to keep up with them, here's a list of the most often banned hashtags.


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Hashtags often get banned because they promote pornography, hatred, or terrorism. Others may get banned simply because they have too many unrelated posts attached to them. For example #happythanksgiving was banned for being overused, marking it as spam. So it’s important to always do your research when using hashtags.


For more tips on how to leverage Instagram and grow your following check out our Profile Tips for Instagram blog!


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