What Is An Instagram Action Block And How Does It Affect My Growth?

Action blocks are directly tied to your account’s trust score. If your account has a low trust score when you sign up with our agency, it’s more susceptible to action blocks that have zero to do with our actions. Keep in mind, we are 100% compliant with Instagram and will never do anything to hurt your trust score. If you receive an action block, even when working with us, it is 100% because of your previous agency, your past actions, and your account’s low trust score.

Basically, an action block is used to punish Instagram users who violate their set guidelines. When a user’s account is blocked, we will not be able to perform basic tasks such as following and unfollowing.

Instagram employees do not personally issue action blocks. Action blocks are issued by Instagram’s security algorithm. The algorithm looks at a user’s trust score and attempted actions and will issue action blocks accordingly.

If we cannot continuously follow on your behalf, we cannot maximize your growth.

Why Instagram Accounts Receive Action Blocks

Used Previous Growth Service: If you used another growth agency that was using software or bad settings to grow your account, there is a chance Instagram has detected this. Their security algorithm is likely to lower your trust score and issue follow blocks at various times. Remember, follow blocks mean less activity.

Follow / Unfollow: You are following or unfollowing on your own in addition to our efforts. If you continue to do this, you will leave Instagram no choice but to issue a follow block because your account will go over the 200 follow limit each day. Remember, we are following on your behalf. Every follow and/or unfollow counts. You hired us to grow your account, so let us do our job.

Bought followers: If you have previously bought fake followers (or another agency has), Instagram can tell and will flag your account. If your account is flagged, it’s prone to blocks, but over time we can fix it. If your account has fake followers IG will delete them over time. This means that although we are growing your account you may still see losses due to followers being deleted.

Spamming Followers:  Your account can be blocked when you send unwanted direct messages, comments, likes, and other spam activities to any user on Instagram. This is mostly applied to people in engagement groups or utilizing direct message automation.

Hashtags: Some users reported that putting hashtags in the comment section earned them an action block after about an hour of posting their comments. Just another reason why it’s advisable to put them in your post captions. Also, if you use banned hashtags, you could risk your account’s trust score.

Third Party Apps / Software: Using third-party apps like post schedulers can also earn you an action block on Instagram. If you use any third-party app, please remove its access to your account prior to starting with us.

Instagram Mistakes: Since action blocks are issued by the Instagram algorithm and not a real person, action blocks can happen unintentionally or even if an account seemingly does nothing wrong. The worst part is that Instagram won’t give you a reason for blocking actions on your account. We will have to appeal to Instagram in hopes it is removed from your account.