If you’ve built up a network of Instagram accounts on a large scale and run them all through Jarvee, you’ll want to make sure you don’t leave any footprints. Why? Because otherwise there can be a massive wave of bans, where all your accounts are blocked at once. Once Instagram and their crawlers detect a connection between your accounts, it could lead to a violent domino effect. This is usually only the case if you manage over 10 accounts at once with one bot. I myself know some people who had hundreds of accounts and then lost 80% of them overnight. So the goal is to stay under the radar!

These measures will help you to do that:

  • Do not use the same profile picture more than once
  • Do not use the same profile description more than once
  • Use different email addresses for account registration if possible
  • Use different phone numbers for verification
  • Use 4G proxies
  • Do not post the same link on multiple accounts (you can use different URL shorteners like Tinyurl or Bitly)
  • Do not post the same posts across multiple accounts
  • Use Spintax to post different comments

You should definitely try to create the profile with the highest possible quality. Here is how to do it!

How does Instagram detect this “unnatural activity”?

First of all, you have to understand that Instagram (just like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and all the other social networks) constantly collects and analyzes user data. Logically, this means that their algorithm can tell exactly when someone is using a bot and when they’re not.

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Here is a small example: You wake up in the morning at home (location) at 8:31 a.m. (time), open your smartphone (they track your device, operating system, model number and software version) and scroll through the feed without liking or commenting on a post (user behavior). An hour later (time of day), you’re on the train (location), open Instagram again, and this time you like two posts, check out your friends’ Stories, and reply to two direct messages (user behavior). During your lunch break (time) at your workplace/university/school (location), you then publish a Story yourself and scroll through your feed or look at other profiles (user behavior). In the evening (time) you are back at home (location), open Instagram again and you like some posts and comment on them (user behavior).

This results in the following: Different locations, a rest period (at night while you sleep), always the same device, no recurring user behavior. So in the end: A natural user behavior. Instagram also recognizes how long you open the app and what kind of posts you interact with.

What does the whole thing look like now with a bot?

  • Mostly always the same actions (follow, like, comment)
  • Always the same location
  • Always the same IP or internet connection
  • No “random” behavior such as simply opening the app and scrolling
  • Only certain posts are liked and commented on
  • There are too many actions (e.g. several hundred users are followed per day)

These are just examples, but you know what I’m getting at. The more users Instagram has, the easier it is for the algorithm to learn and recognize what is a natural and what is unnatural behavior. Bad news: Instagram already has enough users to know who is possibly a bot and who is a real user. In addition, Instagram also has lots of bots, which show Instagram daily what such a bot behavior looks like.

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suspcious behavior

How does Instagram detect spam links?

Instagram uses so-called crawlers, which check every external link for spam. Often these links are affiliates or links from advertising networks. If you can’t share your link because Instagram thinks it’s spam, you can easily avoid this by using a “pre-lander”. This pre-lander then links to the actual link that Instagram is actually blocking. This way you stay under the radar. What could you use as a pre-lander? Either your own websites or social media accounts such as Twitter. Link your Twitter account in the bio of your Instagram profile and there you post the links that you actually wanted to post on Instagram.

In general, I always recommend using a service or URL shortener like Bit.ly, because there you can see exactly who, when and where clicked on your link. This also gives you important statistics about your reach.