Yes, banned hashtags are indeed blocked by Instagram (temporarily or permanently) due to an excessive amount of inappropriate content such as provocative or racist imagery but known even appropriate hashtags can get banned. … If the hashtag does not appear in the results, then it’s most likely banned.
How do I add a hashtag to an existing Instagram post?
Here’s how to add hashtags to an existing photo
Choose the photo you want to add hashtags to. Tap on it to make it full size. Type the hashtags into the description with the “#” symbol as you would at any other time. Make sure to use relevant and creative hashtags.
Sometimes why your hashtags don’t work is because your audience is not interested in what you’re sharing. And if they don’t engage within the first hours, Instagram will deem your post as not valuable and won’t show it to more people.
Instagram bans hashtags because of reports from users. Typically it happens because people are posting inappropriate content and using certain hashtags. Some of the hashtags that are banned, though, are ones you wouldn’t necessarily expect, like #beautyblogger.
Find the post that you need to edit and click the three dots in the top right corner. From the list of options, click “Edit”. You now have the chance to change or edit the whole of the caption, add or remove tags, change the location, and add alt text. When you’re done editing the Instagram post, click done.
As long people are searching for those hashtags, your old posts may enjoy new attention and even be Liked now. How To Add new Hashtags To Your Old Instagram Posts (by iPhone): First select an older post then scroll to the bottom. Choose Edit then add the new hashtags to the text and save.
There are many possible reasons for Instagram hashtags not working. It’s possible that you’re choosing the wrong hashtags, using the wrong amount, or putting them in the wrong places. It’s also possible that you’ve misused hashtags in a way that has caused your posts to be shadowbanned.
How do I know if I have Shadowban on Instagram?
If your posts don’t show up on the hashtag feeds of the person who doesn’t follow you (even after checking twice), you are shadowbanned. Another way to check is to view your Instagram Insights every day and look out for a sudden and sustained drop in the number of followers that you get.
How do I know if I’ve been Shadowbanned?
Look for your post on this hashtag from a few accounts that don’t follow you. If your posts appears under the hashtags, you’re safe, however if it does not appear, it’s likely you’ve been shadowbanned.