BitSnoop

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BitSnoop
Bitsnoop.com logo.png
Founded 2009
Headquarters Russia
Employees 2
Slogan(s) We find torrents. For you.
Website bitsnoop.com
Type of site torrent directory and search engine
Advertising Banner / text ads
Registration None
Available in English
Launched 3 October 2009
Current status Online

BitSnoop is a torrent search engine created in 2009 after six months of development. Searches on the website are served using BitSnoop's own index with fuzzy searching, TrackerMatch and TV Finder.

History[edit]

The site is based in the Russian Federation and was launched in October 2009 after six months of development.[1]

In October 2013, a court order in the United Kingdom ruled that British ISPs must block 21 websites that were believed to link to pirated music.[2] BitSnoop was included in the list and was blocked.

Features[edit]

Users are able to rate torrents and comment on them without registration, with limits to activity interval per IP address.

Fuzzy searching[edit]

BitSnoop supports fuzzy searching – it displays results for "similar" torrents, using proprietary word stemming and phonetic hashing algorithms.

TrackerMatch[edit]

Similar to other BitTorrent search engines, BitSnoop performs cross-referencing of trackers in torrent. The algorithms used (referred to as TrackerMatch) are able to recognize DNS aliases, redirects, clustered trackers and exclude erroneous tracker URLs.

TV Finder[edit]

BitSnoop provides its users with "TV Finder" – a directory of TV-related torrents. The directory is built automatically based on search index and is able to break down listings to shows, seasons and episodes. Date browsing is also supported.

Technical details[edit]

Search robots and the site itself are developed using Java technology.

Statistics as of 27 April 2014:[3]

  • Total torrents in database: 22,317,617
  • Active torrents in database: 5,052,228
  • Size of indexed files: 27.52 PB

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Website info for bitsnoop.com". Who.is. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  2. ^ "ISPs told to block 21 pirate sites". BBC News (BBC). 29 October 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Statistics". BitSnoop. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 

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